The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

National Council of Women of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Badge
March 15, 1993
Vol. II, p. 233

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Argent a maple leaf Gules charged with a ribbon knotted to form a bow Or all within an orle of twelve like bows Azure;


Rising above three bars wavy Argent Azure and Argent a grassy mound strewn with maple seeds Or and growing thereon a maple tree Or between two maple saplings Gules;


ALTIOR. This Latin word means "Higher".


On an oval Or two gavels in saltire heads upward facing outward Gules surmounted with a bow as in the arms Azure all within a border Gules charged with a border Or;


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on June 26, 1993, in Volume 127, page 2077 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Joan Bouwmeester

Joan Bouwmeester

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Community Service Organization