Coat of Arms

Heraldic Blazon:
Per pale gules and purpure, dexter a scalpel erect entwined by a serpent, sinster a child standing, all argent.

Crest:
On three maple leaves slipped gules and backed purpure, the date 1967.

Motto:
"Je le pensai, Dieu le guérit."

Description:
The red and purple of the arms are also the colours of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and represent the blood met in surgery - arterial and venous. The scalpel with the healing serpent of Æsculapius, and the figure of a well child combine to symbolize the practice of Paediatric Surgery. 

The crest is the Canadian maple leaf and the founding date of the Association (1967).

The motto is a quotation from Ambroise Pare, a father of modern surgery. The sixteenth-century French translates, "I treated him, God cured him.

 

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