To provide direction related to the flying and displaying of flags at schools and District buildings.
The National Flag of Canada, commonly referred to as the “Canadian flag”, is a red flag, twice as long as it is wide. In its centre is a white square the width of the flag, with a single red maple leaf in the centre of the square. The National Flag of Canada is considered a senior flag to all other flags, with the exception of the Vice-Regal Standard (flag of the Lieutenant Governor).
A senior flag is a flag that carries a higher status in the protocol for flag displays. For example, the National Flag of Canada is always the senior flag to a provincial flag.
A special flag is a rectangular piece of fabric bearing a symbol, logo or message, and is often used to celebrate or recognize a specific event, group or place. Special flags are not senior to the National Flag of Canada or provincial flags. Examples of special flags are the Canada 150 flag and the Pride flag.
The flying of a flag refers to the hanging of a flag from a flagpole outdoors.
The displaying of a flag refers to the hanging of a flag indoors, from a standing flagpole, from a flagstaff, or flat against a wall.
(please see Sections 26 and 50 of the School Act)