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September 2016

CPRS Edmonton

CPRS Edmonton Rooftop Patio Fall Mixer

Sep 15, 2016

Event Details

Mix and Mingle - CPRS Edmonton Fall 2016 Mixer

Join us at the CPRS Edmonton fall 2016 mixer to:

  • Meet the 2016/2017 CPRS Edmonton Board and find out what we’ve got planned for the upcoming year.
  • Catch up with your PR colleagues, meet new people and make new connections.
  • Take in the beautiful city skyline on the breathtaking rooftop terrace of Manulife Place.
  • Enjoy a variety of delectable hors d'oeuvres and a selection of beverages (including beer and wine) catered by Zenari's.


 Rooftop Terrace at Manulife Place (10180 - 101 Street). Please note we will first meet as a group in the wine bar area of Zenari's on the main floor at 5:30 pm, and then will be escorted up to the rooftop terrace. 

When: Thursday, September 15, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

Cost: $15/person 

Food & Drink: Ticket price includes your choice of one drink (beer, wine or non-alcoholic) and a variety of hors d'oeuvres. 

Zenari's Website: http://zenaris.ca/

Look forward to seeing you there!

Have questions about Mix and Mingle - CPRS Edmonton Fall 2016 Mixer?Contact CPRS Edmonton



Submission deadline to join the College of Fellows is September 16, 2016

Sep 16, 2016

Characteristics of a Potential Member of the CPRS College of Fellows

  • CPRS member for at least 10 years and demonstrated leadership within CPRS.
  • Accredited member in good standing and actively participating in the Accreditation Maintenance program.
  • Demonstrated personal and professional qualities; a role model to fellow practitioners whose ethics, values and behaviour are consistent and unassailable.
  • Advanced the state of public relations through leadership in exceptional programs in the field.
  • Authored abstracts, articles, and reports; shown leadership through lectures, speeches, workshops, etc. that have advanced awareness of public relations.

Submission Requirements for Membership in the CPRS College of Fellows

  • Demonstrate professional experience by providing a detailed outline of positions held as a public relations practitioner, beginning with your current involvement, and including a summary of your contributions to the communications activities/successes of the organizations or clients with whom you worked or are working. In other words, how did you help 'make a difference’?
  • Demonstrate professional capability by providing three documented examples of exceptional professional capability. Relevant examples can be based on work you conducted or led for your organization or client, voluntary public service activities, awards and citations that have recognized your work and contribution to the advancement of public relations, and/or demonstrated mentoring and other educational activities that have assisted younger and advancing practitioners to enhance their strategic and tactical knowledge and skills. Specifics are important.
  • Demonstrate participation in the advancement of public relations by providing three examples of how you significantly contributed to further knowledge in public relations, or how you significantly contributed to the strengthening, leadership and advancement of CPRS and/or other organizations in the field of communications.
  • Demonstrate recognition for your work by providing two letters of recommendation from fellow APR practitioners and three letters of recommendation from former or current employers or clients outlining their understanding of the quality of your thinking, planning, counselling and outputs; your ethical standards and demonstrated values; and, your leadership capabilities.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Daniel Granger or Karen Dalton, Executive Director.

Deadline for submissions is September 16, 2016,and all submissions must be forwarded to the College of Fellows Selection Committee, c/o Canadian Public Relations Society, 4195 Dundas Street West, Suite 346, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1Y4.

Daniel Granger, L.LL., MBA, APR, FSCRP
Presiding Officer
CPRS College of Fellows




The next PRK® exam (English) is set for September 17.

Is the PRK exam for you?

If you are starting your career in public relations and wondering if the PRK exam is for you, you may find it helpful to understand the learning objectives that are evaluated by the exam:

  • identify commonly understood public relations theories and practices;
  • formulate communications strategies and tactics appropriate for a number of described business situations;
  • distinguish between correct and incorrect terms and processes typically used in public relations, corporate communications and marketing communications;
  • employ appropriate editing skills to create error-free copy;
  • clearly and correctly express concepts and arguments in writing;
  • analyze a described workplace situation and apply sound judgment in creating an appropriate solution.
Registration closes: 
English exam: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, midnight PST (subject to availability of exam centre).
French exam: Wednesday, November 2, 2016. 

Consider doing the PRK exam if you graduate from a PR program in 2016 or earlier and have some work experience, or if you are a public relations practitioner within the first five years of practice. 


The PRK Readiness Program is a good tool to prepare for the exam and includes:

  • The Study Guide, CPRS Style Guide and recommended reading list
  • Membership in the online PRK Discussion Forum
  • Webinar to prepare for the exam 
Are you ready for the Public Relations Knowledge (PRK)® exam?
You should consider writing the exam if you are a:
  • graduate (or about to graduate) from a public relations program and want to demonstrate your foundation of public relations knowledge and boost your visibility by posting your CV on the CPRS website
  • junior public relations professional motivated to distinguish yourself
  • professional who has been working in a public relations or communications position but had not graduated from a public relations study program

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Diane B├ęgin, APR & Jordan Redshaw

Webinar: R.A.C.E and the Fort McMurray crisis.

Sep 20, 2016

The RACE formula - research, analysis, communication & evaluation - has been the foundation of strategic communications since John Marston published it in 1963 in The Nature of Public Relations. But in a world of 24/7 social media, is RACE outdated? Join Diane Bégin & Jordan Redshaw as they explore the topic as part of recent work during the northern Alberta wildfire.
Presented by:
Diane Bégin, APR, Account Director, APEX Public Relations / ruckus digital @dibegin

Diane has worked in communications for over 15 years, primarily in the public and not-for-profit sectors, prior to working in an agency setting. Her background includes work in both western and eastern Canada, with significant experience in the area of government relations. She is also on the board of the Canadian Public Relations Society - Toronto and teaches at the University of Toronto.

Jordan Redshaw, Public Information Officer, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo @jordanredshaw

Having worked in the communications field for three municipalities, Jordan Redshaw is a municipal communications specialist. In his current role with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, he executed critical crisis communications through the Fort McMurray wildfire evacuation and is the communications team lead for the ongoing recovery effort. 
Attendance is limited to 100 participants. Please RSVP via email to dlabelle@cprs.ca. 


CPRS Hamilton

A Toast to the Industry | Member Appreciation Event

Sep 21, 2016

Join us on Wednesday, September 21 for a toast to the PR industry at our first annual member appreciation event! At Collective Arts Brewing, one of Hamilton's trendiest spots, enjoy a tour, flight of beer samples and hors d'oeuvres on us!
Non alcoholic beverages will also be available.


Registration Fees

CPRS Member: Free
CPRS Student Member: Free
IABC Member: $20
Non-Member: $25


Mount Royal University Faculty of Communication Studies

Mount Royal University, Faculty of Communication Studies Public Relations Program 6th Annual Student Portfolio Showcase

Sep 23, 2016

Please join us September 23, for the 6th Annual Student Portfolio Showcase, presented by Mount Royal University's Faculty of Communication Studies
Public Relations Program.
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Lincoln Park Room - (J301) 
Light Refreshments
RSVP by September 20

RSVP now!


CPRS Toronto

CPRS Toronto - AGM and Open House
DATE: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 TIME: 5:30 PM LOCATION: 20 Toronto St.

Sep 28, 2016

Reports will be received from all committees; directors will be elected and general business of the Society will be discussed.


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CPRS Calgary

CPRS Calgary - September Soiree

Sep 28, 2016

Join CPRS Calgary for its annual September Soiree. Kick-off the new season by connecting with new members, reconnecting with colleagues, and meeting this year’s Board. Appetizers provided, cash bar on site. Don’t forget your business cards!