Governor General Julie Payette Coat of Arms

Heraldry

Heraldry Happens Here

The governor general is the head of the Canadian Heraldic Authority, which is the federal service responsible for creating heraldic emblems: arms, flags and badges.

These types of emblems have existed for centuries and remain a modern way of communicating. They provide links between the past, the present and the future. In this way, heraldry serves to identify a person or an organization in a simple and elegant way.

What would your own emblem look like? Tell us your story!