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Registration of Arms
March 15, 2023
Vol. VIII, p. 153
Arms of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
Azure on a fess Or between in chief two quill pens in saltire Argent quilled Gules surmounted by an open book proper edged bound and clasped Or and in base a balance Argent, two pellets each charged with a trillium flower proper;
The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The quills, book and balance represent the role of the accountant in keeping accounts balanced, while the trillium flowers symbolize Ontario.
A demi-lion Or collared Azure grasping a padlock Argent and issuant from a fasces fesswise proper;
The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The fasces was a symbol of civil authority in classical Rome and therefore alludes to the Institute’s contribution to law and governance. The closed padlock alludes to financial security.
SCIENTIA ET INTEGRITAS;
This Latin expression means “Knowledge and integrity.” It speaks to the values of the Institute.