The Canada 150 logo
- You can use the Canada 150 logo
- Promotional material
- What does the logo represent?
- About the designer
You can use the Canada 150 logo
The Canada 150 logo is now available for everyone to use. For more information, consult the detailed instructions on how to apply.
You can also find out more about the Canada 150 typeface that has been adopted by the Government of Canada to use with the Canada 150 logo.
What does the logo represent?
The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Additional diamonds extend out from the base to create nine more points—in total representing the 13 provinces and territories.
The Canada 150 logo will become an evocative symbol and an enduring reminder of one of Canada’s proudest moments. The maple leaf motif is recognized at home and abroad as distinctively Canadian, and it fosters feelings of pride, unity and celebration. This unique and colourful design is simple enough to be drawn by children, and versatile enough to appear in color variations. The possible uses of the symbol are as unlimited as the spirit and imagination of the Canadian public.
About the designer
Created by Ariana Cuvin from Toronto, Ontario, the logo was the winning design in a nation-wide competition.
Canadian students were invited to create the official Government of Canada’s logo for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 through a design contest that was held from December 5, 2014 until January 23, 2015. Ariana was chosen from a field of over 300 eligible entries.
By participating in this contest, young Canadians had the opportunity to participate and contribute in an original way to this important milestone in Canadian history.
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