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Treeternity your Trusted Saskatoon Memorial Forest Explains How Millennials Are Changing The Death Care Industry

Thought about Planting a Tree For A Loved One? Treeternity is a Trusted Saskatoon Memorial forest and they offer an eco-friendly, modern way to celebrate an event, loved one, pet or family with a tree and plaque in a beautiful park. Treeternity, allows you to celebrate or remember an important person or aspect of your life in an environmentally positive way. In their latest tip they explain how millennials are affecting the funeral and death care industry.  

Millennials Are Changing The Death Care Industry

Everywhere you turn, you’re liable to see another article about how millennials are killing industries. These articles might carry a healthy dose of generational skepticism, but they do have a point - the way millennials spend is quite different than how preceding generations did. CBS Insights attributes this behaviour to a confluence of different factors. Two of the principal factors they looked at were economic differences between the generations and a greater desire to spend ethically. 

Here, we examine how these two factors, as well as changing spiritually, might affect millennial spending in the death care industry. We’re using this analysis in an attempt to predict how millennials might spend money on their own funerals or the funerals of loved ones who are around the same age. This analysis is focused on North American millennials.

Millennials and Spirituality

Millennials are less religious than preceding generations. Some might interpret that as a decline in spirituality, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. On factors from a sense of wonder and awe about the universe, to questioning the purpose of life, Millennials respond in ways that are very similar to the generations that came before them. What’s more, Millennials are actually more likely to believe in an afterlife than older generations. 

Spirituality plays an important role in death care, so it’s important to think about how a decline in religiosity coupled with stable trends in spirituality might play out. One might conclude that certain practices that are seen as dogma won’t appeal as much to Millennials, but novel practices that suit their spiritual framework will. The Catholic practice of preferring burial and dissuading cremation may, for example, be less compelling when fewer Millennials are religious.

This isn’t to say we can expect burial to drop off entirely; the value of tradition is often misunderstood and understated. One can expect burials for preceding generations, even in funeral services arranged for by Millennials. We may also see new traditions that merge the religious beliefs of older generations with the spirituality of Millennials.

Millennials and Economics

Understanding the economy and the role Millennials play in it is exceedingly difficult. Individual Millennials seem to earn less, but Millennial households often earn more - in large part because of the role women play in earning income. That said, as day to day costs continue to go up, Millennials are spending less; a trend we might be safe to assume is going to continue.

You can already see the impacts of less spending on the death care industry: more than 60% of Canadians are choosing cremation. The reason? For 40% of those choosing it, it’s because it’s less expensive than burial. This is yet another trend that leads us to believe cemeteries and burial will be less and less common as time goes on.

Millennials and Ethics

An astonishing 73% of Millennials are willing to pay more for sustainable products.

Defining sustainability isn’t simple, but we can conceptualize it as meeting the needs of the present without sacrificing the future. Environmental causes are intimately linked with sustainability. In many frameworks, humanitarian causes are too: Millennials will consider whether or not products are Fair Trade and cruelty-free in an effort to support sustainable development for people around the world. These considerations have important implications for death care.

Burial has a number of negative ecological impacts, stemming largely from the use of embalming fluids and other toxic chemicals. What’s more, as urban populations continue to swell, cemeteries are taking up valuable real estate - soon, Millennials may not even have a place to be buried. In light of this, many Millennials are turning to alternatives. That’s not to say cremation is going to be the only way to go - there are environmental problems with that, too, but again, we see a trend away from traditional burials.

Millennials and Experiences

Millennials, as you may have heard, spend more on experiences than things. As it turns out, this trend isn’t limited to Millennials; every generation is spending more on experiences and there’s good evidence that indicates that experiences make us happier than things. One might think of a funeral as an experience (albeit one full of very strong emotions), but we may be able to glean information about how this trend will shape funerals.

While funerals can be thought of like experiences, they are experiences that feature a lot of stuff, much of it very expensive. From caskets to flowers, you have to purchase a lot of things for a traditional funeral, and the trend of eschewing expensive products might mean Millennials will place less value on how nice their casket is. This leads us to predict, once again, that traditional burials will continue to decline; when you don’t feel the need for your own plot after you’ve passed away, cemeteries can seem like the product of a bygone era.

Millennials and Memorial Forests

Millennials, then, are looking for ethical experiences that don’t cost a lot and that are tied to their spirituality. This is exactly what a memorial forest provides. When a loved one passes, a tree grows in memory of them. The tree is in a forest with winding paths, memorializing many others; it’s a serene place where families can spend time together. This ties together cause of environmental justice and creates an experience of togetherness; all this, and we haven’t even started talking about the grand metaphors that can be drawn. The memorialization is far less expensive than a traditional burial, too. In other words, memorial forests appeal to Millennials on each of the points we’ve discussed here. 

While predicting trends with 100% certainty isn’t possible, it’s safe to conclude that if traditional burials and cemeteries are on the decline, as we assume they are, we’ll see other traditions taking their place. Having literal family trees? That’s a tradition that could appeal to everyone. - Mia Hollinger , Founder - Treeternity. 

Check out Treeternity's listing by clicking on the link below, read reviews and see all they do - then contact Mia to get the process started today. 

Treeternity is your Trusted Saskatoon Memorial Forest

Trusted Saskatoon Caterer Chef de Partie Catering & Events Announce The Opening Of Their Unique Tasting Room

Chef de Partie Catering is a private catering company with commercial kitchens in the heart of the downtown Saskatoon business district.  Owned by Chef Heather Bekar-Schulte and specializing in creating high-quality dishes with fresh, local ingredients and uncommon flair. Heather and her passionate team cater to local events, corporate parties and weddings, they also produce amazing pastries and build one-of-a-kind wedding cakes. In their latest article Trusted Saskatoon Caterer Chef de Partie Catering & Events share their unique tasting room experience!!

Visit, Taste & Shop Local With Chef De Partie

The Chef de Partie family is committed to the collaborative growth of local partnerships in the food, farming and artisan community of Saskatchewan. They would like to introduce the Trusted Saskatoon audience to their new tasting room and what is in store behind that beautiful door!!!


Under a gorgeous central, beam and cable light fixture, they have installed a family-style harvest table available for private dinner bookings and food tastings with their Chef and culinary team. 
Up to 12 guests can dine in the speakeasy type atmosphere, off the beaten path where every seat is at the Chef's table. Alternatively, they can host up to 25 guests for intimate cocktail receptions.


A ground-breaking concept that is a must-try, their private tasting room offers an unparalleled experience behind closed doors away from the clash of the outside world. We specialize in living micro-greens, artisan cheese, pasture-raised meats and phenomenal dessert. Experiment with some of the finest food Saskatchewan has to offer. Chef Heather creates tasting plates and local ingredient menu combinations with an adventurous tilt. Find the flavour that piques your palette and share the experience with your friends and family. 


The perfect atmosphere for your next event. Intimate weddings, company socials, bridal showers, gentlemen’s night out, or even your next date, all will be intrigued by an evening in the Chef de Partie TASTING ROOM.

Chef Heather's inspiration and indeed many elements in the Tasting Room have come straight from the Ostapiw Farms where Chef Heather was born and raised. From barn beams, corral boards, Baba's butter churn to Gido's coat hooks, our space is immersed in the history of our family's agricultural roots. The Chef de Partie family is committed to the collaborative growth of local partnerships in the food, farming and artisan community of Saskatchewan. 

Chef de Partie Catering & Events is a Trusted Saskatoon Caterer 

Trusted Saskatoon Photographer Imagery Share The Evolution Of Photography

Photographs....memories and precious moments in our lives captured in time with a click of a camera shutter. These are the occasions and days of our lives that only happen once. Trust the professionals at Imagery Photography Saskatoon with your special moments because they understand the importance these memories hold and work with you to ensure that they stay with you for a lifetime. Imagery are your Trusted Saskatoon photographers and in this latest article, owner Milton shares his thoughts on the evolution of photography. 

The Evolution Of Photography

Everything moves and shifts with the slow march of time until not much of the past normals are left to be sifted from the sands of the new.

There’s no question that tech has made us much more portable than we ever were. The equipment itself is far more sophisticated and capable — we can see what we are shooting in real-time; we can fine-tune everything to whatever our needs are. We are now able to transmit our pictures from anywhere we can get an internet connection. 

When I started, everything was dependent on processed film, which meant having to bring film, a darkroom kit including enlarging and print-making equipment, and a transmitter (very much like a souped-up fax machine). We’d have to find or at least arrange for a telephone line and telephone access when we needed to send our images. The phone lines were all analogue, and each picture took around 10 minutes to send — if the line was interrupted for any reason, we’d have to start over. If we got out 10 images in a day, that was huge.

Photographers now can send wide arrays of photos multiple times during a day. The upside of all of this is more time on the scene providing coverage and more choices sent.  The smartphone has killed the lower-end camera market, and if it hasn’t killed the mid-range market, it’s sure breathing down its neck. Everyone has a camera with them now at all times, and there's no doubt that we're seeing images that we never before could have contemplated. As we all know, it’s not just still images but also video.

I think it’s the ultimate democratization of photography — anyone at any time from anywhere can produce images that can affect how we think of the world around us. I feel that the common misconception in the debate is that photography has a set value for everyone. I always try to see it in the same way as food shopping. Some of us love to eat, we love to cook, we love to discover new restaurants. 

We spend a disproportionate amount of our income at local farmers' markets, high-end supermarkets, and new openings. It matters to us and it’s something we want to invest in. Others want to spend their money on cars or clothes. That’s fine: they won’t be spending $200 on dinner, because they see no value in it. Photography is very much the same. If a client perceives the value of the event photography to be $100, then they are going to spend $100; a client looking for a $1200 photography delivery is not going to book a $100 photographer.

With each advance in the cellphone market, I wonder what the long-term prognosis is for the high-end cameras. The next evolutionary phase of photography might not be a progression in the way we make images. Instead, it’s quite possible the next unseen horizon will come from the way we share those images with the world or how we store them for ourselves. If a photograph indeed captures a memory, what use is that memory unless it can more tangibly be recalled. Looking back in the history of photography has each subsequent advancement not strived to make the photo more qualitative, more lasting, and more real?

Imagery Photography are your Trusted Saskatoon Photographers!

Trusted Saskatoon Brags About Express Employment, Your Trusted Saskatoon Employment Agency

The Trusted Saskatoon directory team are thrilled to brag about our newest partner in the Saskatoon Legal / Professional Services category,  Express Employment Saskatoon, Your Trusted Saskatoon Employment Agency. They have a variety of jobs available, full-time, part-time, and temporary positions are available. Although locally owned, Express is one of the leading staffing agencies in North America, Express provides employment services and workforce solutions to employers throughout our community. Business decisions come down to time and money, and your locally owned Saskatoon Express Employment Professionals office can save you both.

Trusted Saskatoon Employment Agency Express Employment

The Trusted Saskatoon team are extremely confident that Express Employment can provide the best staffing opportunities in Saskatoon. The owner of Express Employment Saskatoon, Hanif Hemani, has a vision  to help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. 

Committed to being Trusted in Saskatoon 

Express Employment Professionals Saskatoon is committed to becoming the most respected and trusted staffing solution company in Saskatoon. They offer service to both job seekers and employers, connecting employers with the qualified staff they need! They are a locally focused business with a commitment to the Saskatoon and area business community. 

What do their clients say?

As part of the unique Trusted Directories verification process, our team calls up to 25 client references as surveys them, the feedback about Hanif and the team was nothing short of excellent. This wasn't a surprise to our team, as we have been a client ourselves at Trusted, hear what our owner Sara Wheelwright had to say.  

"Working with Hanif and the team at Express Employment Saskatoon has been great from day one! They really make the process uncomplicated and listened carefully to our unique needs. We have had several temps in to help us in busy times and found them all to be a great fit! In addition, we are impressed by the strong community focus and their commitment to adding value and sharing their expertise with their clients " 

Read more of the words from clients we surveyed recently below.

"We recently changed to the scope of our services and Express Employment really stepped up and helped us out. they have great customer service and went above and beyond helping us find the right candidates. They were easy to work with reliable and just a stand-up company we will work with them again."  Simon of Delta Construction Group Saskatoon

"Express Employment have a great eye for detail, we had a wonderful experience with them it was truly a 'one and done' situation with the perfect employee being found right away. Hanif has great follow up and the customer's service we experienced was fantastic"  Derek, Earlys Farm & Garden Center, Saskatoon

"Express Employment is a great community-minded business that helps out at a lot of local charities including united way. I feel Hanif and the Express employment team are a 10/10 for customer service and they are friendly and easy to talk to which is great when you are explaining what you are looking for in a candidate." Mega Group Inc. Saskatoon

You can read more glowing client testimonials and see all they offer by checking  out Express Employment listing in the Saskatoon Legal / Professional Services 

Express Employment Saskatoon Is Your Trusted Saskatoon Employment Agency


Trusted Saskatoon Carpet Cleaners The Carpet Guys Share What's Hiding In Your Carpet

 Trusted Saskatoon Carpet Cleaners  The Carpet Guys are locally owned and operated with over 30 years of experience in the SASKATOON CARPET CLEANING industry. You can rest assured that you are hiring quality and expertise when you give “the Guys” a call! In their latest tip, they share some tips what's hiding in your carpet. 

As they always say ...

"Professional Carpet Cleaning for Particular People" 

What's Hiding In Your Carpet?

What Could Be Lurking In Your Carpet?.

Everything that lands on your carpet could have the potential to stay there, even if it's not an obvious stain.

Dust particles, hair, mould spores and pet dander. 

Almost invisible to the naked eye, they fall off your clothing and land on your floors. Walking over carpet grinds these small particles into the fibres and underlay, often leaving a carpet that looks clean but can negatively impact the air in your home.


Stains are also a problem. For example, stains caused by red wine or pet urine can actually provide a food source for bacteria living in your carpets.

Getting rid of carpet culprits

Vacuuming is always the first step in removing contaminants from your carpeting. Make sure to vacuum one or two times per week, and use a newer vacuum with powerful suction and built-in HEPA filters for a better chance of pulling up mites, allergens and dirt. But even the best vacuum can't remove everything that hides in your carpet.

To deal with the bulk of the particles, consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning service. Most companies use steam cleaning or dry-cleaning techniques to eliminate contaminants and remove stubborn stains. Professional carpet cleaners recommend at least one cleaning per year, but high-traffic areas might require more frequent cleanings.


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