The alternate header was designed to be used when the width of the document restricts proper use of the official header, for example on three-panel brochures or freestanding banners. Provided below are examples of the possible variations, as well as detailed descriptions of when and how they should be used.
ALTERNATE uOTTAWA HEADERS
E. Tertiary header – black text on light background (no tab)
F. Tertiary header – white text on dark background (no tab)
G. Alternate colour header – garnet band
H. Alternate greyscale header – black band
E & F - The tertiary headers may be used when a more subtle branding approach is desired, and when the background colour prevents the use of the official secondary colour header. Either all black or all white text can be used. In either case, always ensure that the background colour provides adequate contrast for the best possible text legibility. When using a photo as a background, the official primary colour header (with the tab) is strongly recommended.
G & H - The alternate headers should be used in cases where the width of the document is too narrow to properly accommodate the primary header. Like the primary header, the alternate header may only be used with a garnet or black band. Text colours are also the same, with a Warm Grey 5 vertical divider in colour and a grey (35% black) vertical divider for greyscale.
An option featuring the French and English text stacked vertically (with no divider) may also be used in cases where the document width is extremely narrow, such as a bookmark. Should your project require the use of the stacked option, contact the Communications Directorate to request the appropriate template.