Logo and Coat of Arms

The Haldimand County logo portrays the county’s natural beauty while symbolizing its potential as a great place to live, work and play. Visually, the layers symbolize the landscape and waterways while the dynamic upward shape communicates a sense of optimism and opportunity. The sun emphasizes the fact that in Haldimand, “anything is possible” with the sunrise being a metaphor for a new day or a sunset occurring after a day well spent. The primary font is strong and clear and reflects Haldimand’s authentic character.

Haldimand County’s logo is our corporate signature and like any signature, we are the custodians of where it appears and how it is used.

Usage of the logo and coat of arms, both internally to Haldimand County and externally by other organizations, has been set out by Council in the policies listed below:

Haldimand County’s logo and Coat of Arms are registered trademarks.  The Coat of Arms is solely for the use of Haldimand County and as such is not available for use by any other organization.

The use of the logo for commercial enterprises is strictly prohibited (i.e. used on a sales flyer for a local business)

The logo is permitted for use by non-profit organizations, with approval, on the condition that it be used to promote Haldimand County in a positive way and conforms to the standards of good taste.

Logo Usage Guidelines  

  • Approval to use the Haldimand County logo must be granted by Haldimand County appointed representatives by completing and submitting the form below.
  • The preferred presentation of Haldimand County’s logo is full colour on a white background.  When there are colour-limited processes, the logo may be used in black & white (i.e. newpaper).
  • Any modifications to the logo are prohibited.
  • Do not change the logo’s orientation.
  • Do not stretch or squeeze the logo to distort proportions.
  • Avoid placing the logo on a patterned background.
  • Do not add any additional effects to the logo (i.e. glow, emboss, shadow etc.)
  • To ensure the greatest visual impact, leave as much clear space as possible around the logo.
  • Do not reproduce the logo in a format smaller than 1 inch wide in print.

Applications will be approved by the Manager of Economic Development and Tourism or the General Manager of Planning and Economic Development.

Should your application for the use of Haldimand County’s logo be denied, you have the right to appeal through Haldimand County Council.  Contact by email at clerk@HaldimandCounty.on.ca

If you have any questions about the use of our logo, please contact us by phoning 1.800.863.9607 or by email at opportunity@HaldimandCounty.on.ca

Haldimand County Coat of Arms

Interpretation of Symbols:

Crest  

Representing all that are subject to the laws of Canada. We felt that a simplified version of the crown allowed for a cleaner and more perceptible symbol.

Trillium

The three trilliums in the crest represent the three former municipalities (Haldimand, Dunnville and Nanticoke). It is also the Ontario provincial flower and is typical flora of this area.

Wampum Belt

Represents an historical artifact used by the Six Nations Indians as a belt or sash on which hieroglyphic records were strung with polished shells. This particular belt portrays a Two-Row Wampum Belt.

The Two-Row Treaty is a formal agreement between two nations. Three rows of white beads, which symbolize peace, friendship and respect, separate the two purple rows. The two purple rows depict two paths, or two vessels traveling down the same river. One row symbolizes the Iroquoian Confederacy with its law, customs and ways and the other symbolizes the European nations. Both paths or vessels move side by side in the same direction, neither interfering with the other.

Shield

An indispensable element of a coat of arms, representing unity and working together in harmony. The shield is a strong, central element on which the symbols of identification are fixed. The design borrows from the 1850 version of the old Haldimand County coat of arms.

The shield also reflects our three-in-one theme with its three sections of the shield.

Colours

The dominant colours, gold, burgundy, blue and green symbolize the riches of the land, the waters that replenish it and the people who call this area home. The same colours are also used in the Haldimand County logo.

Water

The very centre of the shield represents the Grand River and its destination, Lake Erie. The central position on the shield indicates the vital importance of both river and lake to farming, industry and recreation throughout Haldimand’s history.

Sheaves

Represent the rich farmlands and bountiful agricultural produce (grain, fruit, vegetables, livestock) extending far into Haldimand’s past.

Mill Stone

Represents the use of the Grand River to power the flour and grist mills which sustained early settlements.

Pick and Shovel

Represent gypsum mining, probably the first modern organized industry in the Haldimand area.

Cog

Represents industries and labour of the people of the past and present, evoking the industrial development which has provided many people of Haldimand with employment.

Fish

Represents the popularity of sports fishing which has made the Grand River one of the best known destinations in North America. It also symbolizes the commercial fishing industry which has flourished along Haldimand’s waterways since the early 1800s.

Riverboat Wheel

Represents early water transportation and the Grand River Navigation Company which is a significant part of Haldimand’s history.

Bulrushes

Represent the natural life of many marshy areas found along the river’s edge and throughout Haldimand County.

Willow Branches

Represent many trees that can be found growing along the river and elsewhere in Haldimand. The branches of the willow show flexibility and strength.

Motto

Hinting at excellence and the history of the County, we felt that the motto should reflect how strength is gained through a unified people.

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