Protocol for National Ceremonies

Governor General of Canada inspecting the guard on Parliament Hill

Organizing a special event? Use our handy checklist to make sure nothing is left out.

There is no official manual of protocol or ceremonial published by the government of Canada. Protocol, by definition, has to be flexible and adapt to the various players on the political or social stage: an official manual would quickly become the "Protocol Bible" and inflexibility would follow.

One must presumably think of everything when organizing a special event. The following will certainly help you.