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Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

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

Arms of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

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Blazon

Arms

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

Crest

A Canadian Inuit dog courant proper;

Supporters

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

Motto

AD HUMANITATEM SERVIENDAM;


Symbolism

Arms

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

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

Supporters

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

Motto

This Latin phrase means “To serve humanity.”