Officers and Heralds
In keeping with ancient traditions, the Authority and its officers have been assigned arms or badges to identify the institution and the positions within it. Because one of the principal purposes of heraldry is to identify and to distinguish one bearer of arms from another, a second tradition is also observed, in which the particular incumbent of a senior position is signalled by a display of personal arms joined to arms of office. This is known as marshalling. The senior officers of the Canadian Heraldic Authority also place their arms of office on two crossed batons of office.
The Viceregal Warrant of 1994 assigned the arms, batons and badges of office of the Herald Chancellor, Deputy Herald Chancellor, Chief Herald of Canada, and Athabaska, Saint-Laurent and Fraser Heralds. Subsequent Viceregal Warrants assigned badges of office to Saguenay, Assiniboine, Miramichi, and Coppermine Heralds, Outaouais and Rideau Heralds Emeritus, and Dauphin, Niagara, Cowichan, Albion, Capilano and Rouge Heralds Extraordinary.