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Medal and/or Ribbon Replacement

Information July 14, 2020

The Chancellery of Honours is the government body responsible for the administration and issuing of national orders, decorations and medals. If you have accidentally misplaced or damaged a medal or ribbon related to a national honour, we can be of service. Please provide the following...

Wearing of Insignia

Information April 19, 2017

The Canadian Honours System has rules in regards to how and when an insignia should be worn. For daytime and evening functions of a less formal nature, such as Remembrance Day, Royal Canadian Legion or regimental gatherings, or some medal presentation ceremonies, guests may wear full-size medals...

Types of Honours

Information April 19, 2017

Canadian honours come in three different categories: orders, decorations, and medals.

Order of Precedence

Information April 18, 2017

The Canadian Honours System has rules in regards to the Order of Precedence of its various honours. The following are the Canadian Honours System post-nominals and Order of Precedence as of April 2, 1998’s Privy Council no P.C. 1998-591.

Example of the Order of Precedence and the post-...

Royal Letters Patent 1988

Information March 06, 2017

Royal Letters Patent authorizing the granting of armorial bearings in Canada

Parts of a Coat of Arms

Information March 06, 2017

Shield, mantling, crest, supporters: what are the parts of a coat of arms?

History of Rideau Hall

Information November 20, 2017

Entrepreneur Thomas MacKay built Rideau Hall in 1838 as a home for his family. His villa became an official residence at Confederation in 1867, and Lord Monck was the first governor general to live here.

History of the Residence at the Citadelle

Information November 18, 2017

The Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec is housed in a military building built in 1831. It was originally occupied by British garrison officers. Lord Dufferin was the first governor general to live in the Citadelle residence, in 1872.

Heraldry Colouring

Official Activity May 29, 2020

Download and print this PDF and create your own coats of arms!

It’s An Honour!

Information November 24, 2017

Educational resources on the Canadian Honours System for grades 4 to 12 (Grade 4 to Secondary 5)