The Federation of Funeral Cooperatives of Québec is the umbrella structure for all the funeral cooperatives in Québec. Founded in 1987, the Federation currently has 35 member cooperatives with a combined total of 170,000 members. The 23 member cooperatives located in Quebec handle over 90% of the deaths managed by all the funeral cooperatives of Québec. Its general meeting is comprised of representatives of each of the member cooperatives. Decisions are made democratically on the basis of one cooperative, one vote, regardless of the size of any particular cooperative’s membership or sales.