Our objectives

The aim of the association is to bring together, encourage and train professionals who ritually accompany people through the important thresholds of life (e.g. welcoming children, weddings, partnerships, separations, funerals) by composing, creating and animating personalized ceremonies.

The association is made up of professionals who have completed a recognized training program in this specific field, or who have equivalent experience, and who are committed to participating in the association’s activities. Members agree to abide by the association’s Code of Ethics and pay an annual membership fee.

The association – a platform for officiants and celebrants in French-speaking Switzerland – offers a :

  • A place for professionals and interested partners to talk, listen, share and reflect;
  • Skills development, through committed training and mentoring, intervisions, supervisions, conferences and targeted activities;
  • An appropriate, specialized partnership for all projects related to this exciting, fast-growing business.
Our committee
Léa Candaux Estevez
Sonia Iodice
Barbara Daldini
Julien Abegglen Verazzi
Andrés Allemand Smaller
Group ceremony – Geneva

For the third year running, our association was lucky enough to organize, in partnership with the City of Geneva, a time of collective meditation for anyone who felt the need to honor the memory of a deceased person.

On November 4, 2023, each participant was invited by the CAPSA celebrants present to come and place a word, a thought, in a wooden heart, symbolizing all the love and attachment to their deceased.

Accompanied by the Dulcis Memoria ensemble, this warm ceremony ended with a moving procession through the cemetery’s alleys, following a horse-drawn carriage carrying the wooden heart.

This grand procession took us to the Garden of Remembrance, where we closed this time of remembrance by allowing everyone to lay down a rose, expressing respect and love for the loved ones honored.

Photos: Emanuelle Bayart / City of Geneva
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