Correctional Service of Canada

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Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of a Badge and Flag
October 15, 2009
Vol. V, p. 471

Badge of the Correctional Service of Canada
Flag of the Correctional Service of Canada
Badge of the Correctional Service of Canada
 
Flag of the Correctional Service of Canada

Flag of the Correctional Service of Canada

Blazon

Argent in the fly the Badge, a canton of the National Flag of Canada;

Symbolism

The flag contains in the upper left corner the National Flag of Canada to indicate the service’s jurisdiction as a branch of the federal government.

Badge of the Correctional Service of Canada

Badge of the Correctional Service of Canada

Blazon

A roundel Buff charged with a key and a torch enflamed in saltire Or surmounted by a maple leaf Gules, all within an annulus Vert edged and inscribed CORRECTIONAL SERVICE CORRECTIONNEL and CANADA in letters Or, ensigned by the Royal Crown proper, and above a scroll Vert edged and inscribed with the Motto, the whole surmounting a six-pointed star rayonné Or;

Symbolism

The Royal Crown alludes to service to the Crown. The maple leaf is for Canada. The torch symbolizes training, education and parole. The key represents the service’s custodial responsibilities. The key also signifies the unlocking of a closed door, representing the conclusion of the offender’s sentence.

Motto

Blazon

FUTURA RECIPERE;

Symbolism

This Latin sentence means “To accept the future” or more poetically “To grasp the future”.

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on March 20, 2010 in Volume 144, page 439 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to the Correctional Service of Canada

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of the Correctional Service of Canada, and Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

Robert Grey

Calligrapher

Shirley Mangione

Recipient Type

Civil Institution
Federal Agency