Heritage Structure | Section 2 – Federal Identity Programme
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- Section 2 – Federal Identity Programme (6-2-1)
- Federal institutions, programs, and services must be identified in accordance with corporate identity standards for the Government of Canada. The Federal Identity Programme (FIP) imposes the use of the “Canada” wordmark and either the Coat of Arms of Canada or the Canadian flag symbol. The Coat of Arms of Canada must be used to identify ministers and their offices. The flag symbol must be used to identify all departments, agencies, corporations, commissions, boards, councils, as well as any other federal body and activity (unless they are authorized to use the Coat of Arms of Canada). In all cases the Coat of Arms of Canada and the flag symbol must be used in conjunction with a bilingual organization title.
- Although DND is subject to the FIP, the CAF are exempt. The exemption of the CAF from the FIP recognizes the long heraldic tradition in military symbology that is authorized by the Sovereign. The badge of the CAF is the sole authorized emblem for the CAF as a whole and is the centre-piece of the CAF Identity System. The CAF badge may replace the corporate signature on any print, electronic, or Web communication specific to the CAF, or that speaks on behalf of the CAF as a whole. The Canada wordmark must still appear on all CAF communication.
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