Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

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Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flags and Badge
April 15, 2019
Vol. VII, p. 172

Arms of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada
Arms of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada
Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Ontario) Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Quebec) Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Nova Scotia) Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (New Brunswick) Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Manitoba) Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (British Columbia) Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Prince Edward Island) Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Saskatchewan) Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Alberta) Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Northwest Territories) Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Yukon) Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Nunavut)
Badge of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada
 
Arms of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

Arms of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

Blazon

Or a star of life Azure its rod of Aesculapius Or all within an orle of maple leaves Gules;

Symbolism

The star of life charged with the Rod of Aesculapius, signifying medical healing, is a well-known symbol of paramedic services. The maple leaves refer to the provinces and territories of Canada.

Crest

Blazon

A Canadian Inuit dog courant proper;

Symbolism

A breed indigenous to Canada, the Canadian Inuit dog is known for its speed and strength, essential qualities for a paramedic.

Supporters

Blazon

Two unicorns Or armed and unguled Azure crined Gules standing on a rocky mount proper;

Symbolism

Unicorns symbolize healing, as their horns were said to have healing powers.

Motto

Blazon

AD HUMANITATEM SERVIENDAM;

Symbolism

This Latin phrase means “To serve humanity.”

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms;

Symbolism

Each provincial and territorial unit of the organization may use the flag with the addition of the official floral emblem of that province or territory.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Ontario)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Ontario)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a trillium proper;

Symbolism

The trillium is the floral emblem of Ontario.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Quebec)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Quebec)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a blue flag flower proper fimbriated Or;

Symbolism

The blue flag flower is the floral emblem of Quebec.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Nova Scotia)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Nova Scotia)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a mayflower proper;

Symbolism

The mayflower is the floral emblem of Nova Scotia.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (New Brunswick)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (New Brunswick)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a purple violet proper fimbriated Or;

Symbolism

The purple violet is the floral emblem of New Brunswick.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Manitoba)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Manitoba)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a prairie crocus proper fimbriated Or;

Symbolism

The prairie crocus is the floral emblem of Manitoba.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (British Columbia)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (British Columbia)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a Pacific dogwood flower proper;

Symbolism

The Pacific dogwood is the floral emblem of British Columbia.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Prince Edward Island)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Prince Edward Island)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a lady’s slipper flower proper fimbriated Or;

Symbolism

The lady's slipper is the floral emblem of Prince Edward Island.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Saskatchewan)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Saskatchewan)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a western red lily proper fimbriated Or;

Symbolism

The western red lily is the floral emblem of Saskatchewan.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Alberta)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Alberta)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a wild rose proper;

Symbolism

The wild rose is the floral emblem of Alberta.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a pitcher plant flower proper;

Symbolism

The pitcher plant flower is the floral emblem of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Northwest Territories)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Northwest Territories)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a mountain avens flower proper;

Symbolism

The mountain avens is the flower emblem of the Northwest Territories.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Yukon)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Yukon)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a fireweed stem proper;

Symbolism

The fireweed is the floral emblem of Yukon.

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Nunavut)

Flag of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (Nunavut)

Blazon

Azure a canton of the Arms, in the fly a purple saxifrage flower proper fimbriated Or;

Symbolism

The purple saxifrage is the floral emblem of Nunavut.

Badge of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

Badge of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

Blazon

The shield of the Arms within an annulus Azure inscribed PARAMEDIC CHIEFS OF CANADA and CHEFS PARAMÉDICS DU CANADA in letters Or, all above a scroll Argent inscribed with the Motto in letters Sable;

Symbolism

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on December 7, 2019 in Volume 153, page 4267 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

Eva Pilar-Cass

Calligrapher

Doris Wionzek

Recipient Type

Civil Institution