The Canada 150 logo
You can use the Canada 150 logo
The Canada 150 logo is available and free for everyone to use. Go to the online application form to get started.
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 is an evocative symbol and will become 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 design is simple enough to be drawn by children, and versatile enough to be used in a host of applications. The possible uses of the symbol are as unlimited as the spirit and imagination of the Canadian public.
You can also find out more about the Canada 150 typeface that is used with the Canada 150 logo.
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 logo for the 150th anniversary of Confederation through a national design contest. 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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