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The world’s leading Verified and Secure Digital Certification and awards platform

400+ active clients/issuers 

15+ million issued to-date 


My Poppy. My Canada.

Create, Dedicate and Share your Digital Poppy

 Whether you chose Canada or were born here, we all get to enjoy values like freedom, democracy, and respect for others. Veterans stood up for those rights, but it’s up to us to uphold them. This Remembrance Day, honour veterans by dedicating a Poppy to someone who embodied the values they fought for. 

Support Veterans year-round.

Become a member of the Legion, Canada's foremost Veteran support and community service organization. Join now and enjoy member benefits while helping us improve the lives of those who served. You do not have to be a Veteran to join the Legion.

Canada's Veterans need your help

 Your donation provides financial assistance and support to Veterans and their families. All funds go directly to your local legion branch, ensuring members of your own community are cared for. 


Canadian cancer society launches digital daffodil


Spring has sprung and so have our digital daffodils! The daffodil is a symbol of strength, courage and life. By creating your own digital daffodil, you provide hope to Canadians with cancer and their families. Create yours today: #DaffodilCampaign  

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We would love to discuss how you can use digital badges and certificates to positively impact people ... 

and in doing so create value for your organization, institution or event.

prime minster creates first-ever digital poppy


@JustinTrudeau First Digital Poppy Tweet

 His Digital Poppy is dedicated to his grandfather

governor general of Canada launches basno's digital poppy


Justin Bieber, Margaret Atwood, Don Cherry, Sandra Oh, Joannie Rochette, and others join the

Royal Canadian Legion in introducing Canada’s new lapel Poppy partner: the “Digital Poppy”

Ottawa, ON (October 22, 2018) – The Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day Poppy just became digital today, for an online fundraising campaign that is the first of its kind in the world. To complement the traditional lapel Poppy, a new “Digital Poppy” will be available at from October 26, 2018 to November 11, 2018. Canadians will be able to personalize it, dedicate it and share it online – and add their own family stories and images – as their pledge to never forget those who served and sacrificed for our freedom.

“For every Canadian, the bright red Poppy stands for our country’s greatest values, and the debt we owe to the brave souls who put everything on the line to fight for us,” said Don Cherry. “I’m dedicating my digital Poppy to my great Uncle, Sergeant Thomas William MacKenzie who died in battle four days before Armistice Day in 1918.”

This first-ever 2018 digital Poppy is a two-sided digital representation of the iconic lapel poppy. Once created and downloaded, the digital Poppy can be posted on the donor’s social media feeds of their choosing including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Digital Poppy owners will also have the option to use their digital Poppy as their profile images as well as adding personal stories and significant photos to their postings.

“Canadians have enthusiastically supported the Legion’s lapel Poppy campaign for many years and the traditional ‘on-street’ donations will continue across the country. But in an increasingly cashless society, we wanted to give people another way to support their Veterans,” said Danny Martin, Deputy Director of The Royal Canadian Legion. “The Legion’s new digital Poppy Campaign will allow people to donate online and share their remembrance in a meaningful, personalized manner.”

Traditional Fundraising Icons can now be Personalized, Dedicated and Shared on Social Media

The introduction of Basno's digital fundraising icon platform, along with it's opportunity for online donations, represents a fresh, invigorated approach to traditional annual fundraising campaigns as it presents a new, modernized source of funding for charities. 

It is designed to reach younger audiences of potential donors who recognize and embrace the impact and power of social media-based initiatives like the Digital Poppy.

2018 campaign ambassadors

Justin Bieber


Margaret Atwood


Don Cherry


Sandra Oh


Joannie Rochette


Ashley Callingbull




Create digital fundraising icons that can raise funds online. Donors can share their personalized icons on their social media accounts to display their proud support of your charitable organization.

Sporting Awards


 Create digital badges that athletes are proud to collect and will share. Design and distribute badges to players on your teams to build team pride and help players celebrate their accomplishments online. 

Educational Certification


Help people enhance their LinkedIn resume. LinkedIn is where employers are. It's where fellow professional are. It's where people need to be their best selves. Let them communicate their expertise with digital certificates.

A place to create & share digital certification

  • Great institutions and powerful brands are helping people stand out by issuing digital awards and certificates. 
  • Basno ensures secure delivery of certified awards that recognize achievement, expertise, participation and commitment.
  • By issuing credentials, you can positively impact the way people package and promote their skills and experiences
  • Businesses create and distribute awards that celebrate people, their accomplishments, skills, commitments and expertise.
  • Our secure software platform gives clients the tools to Design, Distribute and Track their awards.
  • Access and acceptance is tracked in real time via an in-house data management and verification dashboard.
  • Basno offers its licensees a 24/7 helpline and client help desk.




 a meaningful badge or certificate 

 Work with our professional designers or use our tools to create the perfect badge or certificate

Deliver the credibility of your brand to people who you trust to use it

Create badges and certificates to dynamically present a recipient's name or other unique information 



 credentials with ease and total control 

Just as easy as sending an email. You can send secure invitations to only the right people

Use our tools and integrations to make issuing dynamic and adaptable to your systems

Automatically attach the option to download or print an eCertificate to any badge and vice versa



the positive impact on your community 

Monitor how people engage with the badges you invite them to own and share

See who claims your credentials and what online platforms they’re posted to 

As well as how many viewers then interact with the credentials they have shared LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.


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