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Paramedic Chiefs of Canada
Grant of Arms, Supporters, Flags and Badge
April 15, 2019
Vol. VII, p. 172
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Or a star of life Azure its rod of Aesculapius Or all within an orle of maple leaves Gules;
A Canadian Inuit dog courant proper;
Two unicorns Or armed and unguled Azure crined Gules standing on a rocky mount proper;
AD HUMANITATEM SERVIENDAM;
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.
A breed indigenous to Canada, the Canadian Inuit dog is known for its speed and strength, essential qualities for a paramedic.
Unicorns symbolize healing, as their horns were said to have healing powers.
This Latin phrase means “To serve humanity.”