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    Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Protocol Office
1831 College Avenue

Phone: 306-787-8965
Toll free: 1-877-427-5505
Fax: 306-787-1269
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The Province of Saskatchewan has Canada’s second largest honours and awards program, next to Ontario.

Provincial emblems are important symbols for our province and people.  From the provincial coat of arms to the provincial bird, emblems reflect our values, as well as the beauty and tradition we see in our lives, community and the natural world around us.

When new emblems are proposed, Protocol and Honours evaluates the proposals, ensuring there is widespread approval of proposed new emblems and assisting in the process of seeking official recognition.  The Provincial Emblems and Honours Act defines all Saskatchewan emblems.  The Act protects the coat of arms, shield of arms, flag and wheat sheaf logo from unauthorized use, and also protects Saskatchewan's floral emblem, the western red lily, from indiscriminate picking.

Responsibility for provincial emblems
Protocol and Honours and Executive Council share responsibility for the official provincial emblems of Saskatchewan.  The Protocol Office is responsible for policy development and authorization of provincial emblems and for the interpretation and enforcement of The Provincial Emblems and Honours Act. Specific duties include:

  • developing policy on provincial emblems (selection, description, heraldry, uses);
  • authorizing governmental use of the coat of arms and shield of arms;
  • authorizing non-governmental use of the coat of arms and shield of arms, flag, and wheat sheaf symbol;
  • protecting the western red lily as an endangered species; and
  • enforcing legislation that prohibits unauthorized use of provincial emblems.

The nature emblems and tartans do not require permission for use.

Executive Council is responsible for the provincial government's Visual Identity Program, providing technical advice and assistance to both governmental and non-governmental users of emblems.  For more information visit

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