Canadian Heraldry

Coats of arms from the Dominion of Canada, reflecting medieval European tradition and Canada's multicultural present.

tokyorumours said: hi, great work, I am just curious, when will you add some new posts?

I will eventually. I’ve just been too busy with school.

Coat of Arms of La Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du LabradorArms granted in 2004.
Arms: Per bend sinister Azure and Gules, a pile reversed issuant from the dexter flank and truncated in chief Argent, overall in sinister chief two billowing sails in pale Or, the first charged with a black spruce twig Sable, the second charged with a pitcher plant flower Sable voided Or.Crest: An hourglass proper, its case Azure.
Supporters: Two salamanders Azure speckled Or, enflamed and set on a rocky mound proper.
Motto: Un pas après l’autre (“One step after the other”).

Coat of Arms of La Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador
Arms granted in 2004.

Arms: Per bend sinister Azure and Gules, a pile reversed issuant from the dexter flank and truncated in chief Argent, overall in sinister chief two billowing sails in pale Or, the first charged with a black spruce twig Sable, the second charged with a pitcher plant flower Sable voided Or.

Crest: An hourglass proper, its case Azure.

Supporters: Two salamanders Azure speckled Or, enflamed and set on a rocky mound proper.

Motto: Un pas après l’autre (“One step after the other”).

Coat of Arms of Charles Wells BattArms granted in 1992.
Arms: Argent on a chevron Gules between three bats (Lasionycteris noctivagans) displayed Sable an anvil Argent.
Crest: A demi griffin Argent beaked membered and gorged of maple leaves Gules the dexter talon holding a staff flying therefrom to the sinister a flag Argent a fess Azure the sinister talon holding an anchor Sable.
Motto: Labore et honore (“By work and by honour”).
Coat of Arms of the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario for use by the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario WinesArms granted in 2012. 
(Source: Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, Vol. VI, page 80)
Coat of Arms of Morris Joseph WokArms granted in 2002.
Arms: Gules a lion passant guardant winged holding in its dexter paw a Menorah Or.
Crest: Issuant from a circlet of orchid flowers alternating with magnolia flowers Argent, a Torah crown Or with a Magen David in the centre and a jewel in the base Azure.
Motto: Wisdom, unity, strength. The Hebrew on the band (קדש ליהוה) means “Sanctified to G-d.”

Coat of Arms of Morris Joseph Wok
Arms granted in 2002.

Arms: Gules a lion passant guardant winged holding in its dexter paw a Menorah Or.

Crest: Issuant from a circlet of orchid flowers alternating with magnolia flowers Argent, a Torah crown Or with a Magen David in the centre and a jewel in the base Azure.

Motto: Wisdom, unity, strength. The Hebrew on the band (קדש ליהוה) means “Sanctified to G-d.”

(Source: reg.gg.ca)

Coat of Arms of the Statistical Society of CanadaArms granted in 1990.
Arms: A Latin square chequy of nine Gules and Argent per bend reversed counterchanged each chequer Argent charged with a maple leaf Gules.
Crest: A snowy owl (Nyctea Scandiaca) proper holding in its dexter talon a flash of lightning Gules.
Motto: Scientia, Sapientia, Consilium (“Knowledge, wisdom, advice”).

Sorry for the long absences. Grad school takes up a lot of my time.

Coat of Arms of the Statistical Society of Canada
Arms granted in 1990.

Arms: A Latin square chequy of nine Gules and Argent per bend reversed counterchanged each chequer Argent charged with a maple leaf Gules.

Crest: A snowy owl (Nyctea Scandiaca) proper holding in its dexter talon a flash of lightning Gules.

Motto: Scientia, Sapientia, Consilium (“Knowledge, wisdom, advice”).

Sorry for the long absences. Grad school takes up a lot of my time.

(Source: reg.gg.ca)

Coat of Arms of Gordon Muir Campbell, 34th Premier of British Columbia (2001-2011)Arms Granted in 2007. Prior to his premiership of British Columbia, Gordon Campbell was Mayor of Vancouver from 1986 to 1993. He was a controversial Premier, particularly infamous for his mugshots after being caught driving while under the influence of alcohol in Hawaii in 2003. At the time of his resignation in 2011, his popularity had descended to 9% (particularly because of his perceived dishonesty during the HST controversy). He was an avid proponent of the Olympics (which were held in Vancouver, BC in 2010) and is now the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Arms: Gyronny of eight Or and Gules a fess wavy Argent charged with a bar gemel wavy Azure.
Crest: Issuant from a coronet of maple leaves Or and dogwood flowers Argent, a demi-cougar winged Gules holding in its dexter paw a scroll Argent.
Supporters: Two Kermode bears proper each holding a branch of Douglas fir Vert fructed Or and standing on a grassy mound Vert set with dogwood flowers Argent.
Motto: A bold spirit works magic.

Coat of Arms of Gordon Muir Campbell, 34th Premier of British Columbia (2001-2011)
Arms Granted in 2007. Prior to his premiership of British Columbia, Gordon Campbell was Mayor of Vancouver from 1986 to 1993. He was a controversial Premier, particularly infamous for his mugshots after being caught driving while under the influence of alcohol in Hawaii in 2003. At the time of his resignation in 2011, his popularity had descended to 9% (particularly because of his perceived dishonesty during the HST controversy). He was an avid proponent of the Olympics (which were held in Vancouver, BC in 2010) and is now the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

Arms: Gyronny of eight Or and Gules a fess wavy Argent charged with a bar gemel wavy Azure.

Crest: Issuant from a coronet of maple leaves Or and dogwood flowers Argent, a demi-cougar winged Gules holding in its dexter paw a scroll Argent.

Supporters: Two Kermode bears proper each holding a branch of Douglas fir Vert fructed Or and standing on a grassy mound Vert set with dogwood flowers Argent.

Motto: A bold spirit works magic.

(Source: reg.gg.ca)

Coat of Arms of the Honourable Jean-Louis Roux, 26th Lieutenant-Governor of Québec (August - November 1996)Arms granted in 2002. Jean-Louis Roux was a playwright and senator prior to his viceregal appointment in 2006. At age 73, he was the oldest person ever appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Québec. Roux resigned from office only three months after his appointment when pictures emerged of him wearing a swastika in protest of the proposal of conscription in 1944. He returned to public life in 1997 when he was appointed chair of the Canada Council.
Arms: Gules in chief the masks of comedy and tragedy, in base a neutral mask Argent.
Crest: A secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) proper holding in its dexter claw an open book Argent bound Gules, standing on a rock set with grass proper.
Supporters: Two grey wolves howling on a grassy compartment set with snow-capped mountains and pine trees proper.
Motto: Aider autrui (“to help others”).

Coat of Arms of the Honourable Jean-Louis Roux, 26th Lieutenant-Governor of Québec (August - November 1996)
Arms granted in 2002. Jean-Louis Roux was a playwright and senator prior to his viceregal appointment in 2006. At age 73, he was the oldest person ever appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Québec. Roux resigned from office only three months after his appointment when pictures emerged of him wearing a swastika in protest of the proposal of conscription in 1944. He returned to public life in 1997 when he was appointed chair of the Canada Council.

Arms: Gules in chief the masks of comedy and tragedy, in base a neutral mask Argent.

Crest: A secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) proper holding in its dexter claw an open book Argent bound Gules, standing on a rock set with grass proper.

Supporters: Two grey wolves howling on a grassy compartment set with snow-capped mountains and pine trees proper.

Motto: Aider autrui (“to help others”).

(Source: reg.gg.ca)

The Tabard of the Chief Herald of Canada
The tabard is the traditional garment of a herald. This first-ever Canadian tabard is the work of Maynard Johnny Jr. of the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wkaw Nations, finished in 2012. It is entirely in royal blue and is embroidered with the Royal Arms of Canada. The central stripe is decorated with raven-bears, inspired by the coat of arms of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and First Nations emblems. The rest of the front and back of the tabard is striped with alternating maple leaves. The tabard is worn with the Chief Herald’s collar of office with white gloves and a hat decorated with a lion.
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Points of the shield, from The Grammar of Heraldry by Samuel Kent, p17

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Points of the shield, from The Grammar of Heraldry by Samuel Kent, p17

Coat of Arms of the Honourable David Charles Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (2007-present)Arms granted in 2009. David Onley was a television journalist prior to his viceroyship. Because he battled polio in his childhood, Onley’s legs are partially paralyzed and uses a mobility device. He was also the author of a best-selling space travel novel.
Arms: Azure on a pile reversed an open book Argent bound and charged with a Latin cross Azure.
Crest: Issuant from a Loyalist civil coronet Azure a phoenix Or issuant from flames proper and holding in its beak a cane Azure.
Supporters: Two eagles wings elevated and addorsed Or each gorged with a coronet erablé Azure and standing on a grassy mount Vert set with three apples Gules slipped Or. 
Motto: Per ardua et alta (“through difficulties to the heights”).
Coat of Arms of the Royal Heraldry Society of CanadaArms granted in 1972 by the College of Arms. Supporters and badges awarded in 2004 by the Canadian Heraldic Authority. The RHSC promotes heraldry (especially Canadian heraldry) and awareness and interest in the subject among Canadians.
Arms: Quarterly per fess embattled Gules and Argent, the first quarter an inescutcheon Argent charged with a maple leaf Gules.
Crest: Upon a helmet mantled Gules doubled Argent within a wreath of these colours, this crest: Issuant from maple leaves Gules a demi lion Or holding a staff proper flying therefrom a banner of the arms fringed Or.
Supporters: Dexter a beaver sejant Or collared Gules pendant therefrom a torteau bearing the Royal Crown proper, sinister a narwhal haurient Argent armed Or charged on the shoulder with a torteau bearing the Royal Crown proper, the whole set on a compartment per pale of a grassy mount and waves of the sea proper.
Motto: Et patribus et posteritati (“both for the ancestors and for posterity”).
Coat of Arms of the Royal Society of CanadaSociety formed in 1882. The Royal Society of Canada is the senior national, bilingual body of distinguished Canadian scholars, humanists, scientists and artists. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the sciences.
[The blazon and translation below are mine and may not be the official one.]
Arms: Argent an open book proper on a canton Gules a coronet érablé Or.
Crest: On a helm with a wreath Argent and Gules a dexter hand holding a maple leaf proper within a laurel wreath vert fructed Gules.
Motto: Studiis eodem diversis nitimur (“We strive towards the same thing, although having different pursuits”).

Coat of Arms of the Royal Society of Canada
Society formed in 1882. The Royal Society of Canada is the senior national, bilingual body of distinguished Canadian scholars, humanists, scientists and artists. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the sciences.

[The blazon and translation below are mine and may not be the official one.]

Arms: Argent an open book proper on a canton Gules a coronet érablé Or.

Crest: On a helm with a wreath Argent and Gules a dexter hand holding a maple leaf proper within a laurel wreath vert fructed Gules.

Motto: Studiis eodem diversis nitimur (“We strive towards the same thing, although having different pursuits”).

Coat of Arms of Paul Hulbert Lindahl SilverArms granted in 2003.
Arms: Argent two flaunches Azure.
Crest: A rabbit sejant holding in its dexter paw a rod of Aesculapius Argent ensigned by three billets conjoined palewise and in saltire Azure, its sinister paw resting on an annulus enfiled by another annulus Azure.
Motto: Be just and fear naught.

Coat of Arms of Paul Hulbert Lindahl Silver
Arms granted in 2003.

Arms: Argent two flaunches Azure.

Crest: A rabbit sejant holding in its dexter paw a rod of Aesculapius Argent ensigned by three billets conjoined palewise and in saltire Azure, its sinister paw resting on an annulus enfiled by another annulus Azure.

Motto: Be just and fear naught.

Coat of Arms of Sidney, British ColumbiaArms granted in 1996.
Arms: Or on a base barry wavy of six Azure and Argent a representation of the 19th century British survey vessel HMS Plumper, hull Argent, masts and rigging Sable flying at the stern a White Ensign proper on a chief Azure, dexter to sinister a pheon, two hands clasped fessways couped at the wrist and a Salish stone arrowhead all Or.
Crest: A beacon Sable enflamed Or rising from a grassy mound Vert above a row of rocks proper the whole between barry wavy of five Azure and Argent.
Supporters: Two bufflehead ducks proper on waves of the sea Azure crested Argent set on either side of a rocky outcrop bearing sprigs of arbutus leaved and fructed proper.
Motto: Pharus exclaret nos (“May a beacon enlighten us”).

Coat of Arms of Sidney, British Columbia
Arms granted in 1996.

Arms: Or on a base barry wavy of six Azure and Argent a representation of the 19th century British survey vessel HMS Plumper, hull Argent, masts and rigging Sable flying at the stern a White Ensign proper on a chief Azure, dexter to sinister a pheon, two hands clasped fessways couped at the wrist and a Salish stone arrowhead all Or.

Crest: A beacon Sable enflamed Or rising from a grassy mound Vert above a row of rocks proper the whole between barry wavy of five Azure and Argent.

Supporters: Two bufflehead ducks proper on waves of the sea Azure crested Argent set on either side of a rocky outcrop bearing sprigs of arbutus leaved and fructed proper.

Motto: Pharus exclaret nos (“May a beacon enlighten us”).

(Source: reg.gg.ca)