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SYMBOLS OF THE ORDER

The various symbolic representations of the Order of Canada are much more than the snowflake insignia alone, although the snowflake shape, Royal Crown, maple leaf and national colours (red and white) dominate the various.

The origins, history and development of each of the Order’s symbols are covered in great detail with full colour photos in Chapter 10 of
Fifty Years Honouring Canadians: The Order of Canada, 1967-2017 and Chapter Thirteen of The Order of Canada: Genesis of an Honours System. A complete history of the Order’s insignia, manufacturing, numbering and other related details are included providing the most comprehensive information compiled on this aspect of the Order of Canada.

 

Click on the photos below to learn more about the symbolic elements of the Order. 

 

Order of Canada; Motto of the Order of Canada
MOTTO OF THE ORDER
Order of Canada
INSIGNIA OF THE ORDER
Order of Canada Ribbon
RIBBON OF THE ORDER
Order of Canada Lapel Badge; Order of Canada; Order of Canada lapel pin
LAPEL BADGES
Order of Canada; Order of Canada certificate; order of canada scroll
APPOINTMENT SCROLL
Order of Canada; Order of Canada seal; seal of the order of canada
SEAL OF THE ORDER
Order of Canada; Order of Canada Plate
ORDER LUNCHEON PLATE
ORder of Canada stamp
STAMPS & THE ORDER
Order of Canada; sovereign of the order of canada
OTHER ELEMENTS