Becoming an Officiant

Are you interested in becoming an Ontario Humanist Society Officiant?

2019 Training to become an Officiant

2019 Training will be dependent on receiving a minimum number of applications in 2018.

If you meet the basic requirements to become a Ontario Humanist Society (OHS) Officiant, applications will be accepted throughout 2018, with a cut-off date of October 31, 2018 for the 2019 training.

The Ceremonies Committee will not accept any applications past the date of October 31, 2018.

The Ceremonies Committee will not entertain any Officiant applications for One-time ceremonies! The Ceremonies Committee will not entertain any Officiant applications from anyone currently having a conflict of interest  i.e. operation of a Wedding/Event Planning business or any other wedding-related business.

The Ceremonies Committee encourages applications from areas where OHS does not already have Officiants or is currently under-represented.  

For example: Ajax, Alliston, Brampton, Brockville, Cobourg, Cornwall, Petawawa, Deep River, Pembroke, London, Oshawa, Peterborough, Prince Edward County/Belleville/Trenton area, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Timmons,  Westport, Windsor, and areas in Northern Ontario,

While they are subject to OHS rules and requirements, OHS Officiants operate independently, maintaining their own website, booking their own ceremonies, and handling customers and payments without involvement of the organization.

Applicants should be experienced at running a small business. OHS officiants are responsible for complying with all business and tax regulations that apply to their business.

Please read this letter to prospective candidates for further information regarding the basic requirements and the application process.

Once you have met these mandatory requirements you may send an e-mail to for further information.