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Registration of Arms and Badge
October 20, 2023
Vol. VIII, p. 219
Arms of the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal
Gyronny Argent and Gules on a wheel of eight spokes each terminating in a fleur-de-lis, a Maltese cross all counterchanged;
The wheel evokes the emblem of the Rotary Club of Montreal, which founded the Institute. The Maltese cross honours the Institute’s connections to the Order of St. John. Here, red and white, the colours of the Red Cross, represent medicine. Finally, the fleurs-de-lis symbolize the province of Quebec, where the Institute is located.
A cubit arm issuant from clouds proper, the hand grasping a maple leaf Vert irradiated and charged with a fleur-de-lis Or;
The arm issuing from clouds represents the notion of divine healing, while the hand holding a maple leaf conveys the idea of the rehabilitation of Canadians with disabilities.
AD VITAM NOVAM;
This Latin expression meaning “Towards a new life” conveys the Institute’s goal for its patients.