Canadian Heraldic Authority

The Canadian Heraldic Authority (French: L'Autorité héraldique du Canada) is part of the Canadian honours system under the Queen of Canada, whose authority is exercised by the Governor General. The Authority is responsible for the creation and granting of new coats of arms (armorial bearings), flags and badges for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and corporate bodies. The Authority also registers existing armorial bearings granted by other recognized heraldic authorities, approves military badges, flags and other insignia of the Canadian Forces, and provides information on heraldic practices.

The CHA is the Canadian counterpart of the College of Arms in London, Court of the Lord Lyon in Scotland and the Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland in The Republic of Ireland and is well known for its innovative designs, many incorporating First Nations symbolism.

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... The current arms of the Authority were confirmed in a warrant by the Governor General on 15 January 1994, in honour of the Authority's fifth anniversary, which was celebrated the previous year ... The full armorial bearings of the Canadian Heraldic Authority incorporate aboriginal symbolism, as seen in the mythical raven-bears, as well as the national symbol of the maple leaf, and ... The crest of the Authority features the same lion, instead holding a white shield containing a red maple leaf, symbolising the Governor General's authority under the Crown ...
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