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Feb. 26, 2016

Joan Hollobon Award for Health Care Media

TORONTO - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is pleased to announce this year's Call for Entries for The Joan Hollobon Award.

The Hollobon Award is presented annually to recognize media work that has contributed significantly to the public's understanding of health care. The award is given to one journalist, in either the print and broadcast media, for work completed since January 1, 2015. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 7, 2016.

For full details about the award criteria and submission process, call (416) 239-7034, email admin@cprs.ca or visit http://www.cprs.ca/awards/Hollobon_Award.aspx.

About CPRS Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice, management or teaching of public relations. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations. CPRS is a federation of over 1,800 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide.
 

Jan. 27, 2016
Link to CNW news release

 

Twenty-one PR Professionals Achieve Accredited in Public Relations (APR) Designation from Canadian Public Relations Society

TORONTO - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is pleased to introduce Canada's newest accredited public relations professionals! Twenty-one CPRS members from across Canada successfully completed the requirements to become accredited in public relations (APR) members of the Society in 2015. The newly accredited professionals will be recognized in front of industry peers and an international audience on the first day of the World PR Forum in Toronto, Ontario May 29-31, 2016.

The accredited in public relations (APR) designation is a voluntary certification program for public relations professionals. It identifies practitioners who have depth of experience and competence in the professional practice of public relations. The program involves a rigorous evaluation of the skills needed to practice public relations and measures experience and strategic thinking. CPRS members must also demonstrate an understanding of the ethical practice of public relations and adhere to the CPRS Code of Professional Standards.

"The APR designation is a mark of professional achievement and the individuals who receive the APR have validated their expertise and knowledge with their peers," said Celia Sollows, APR, Presiding Officer of the CPRS National Council on Accreditation. "We are proud to have these great communicators join the growing ranks of accredited professionals who demonstrate a commitment to the ethical and expert practice of public relations in Canada."

The APR, the highest global professional standard of excellence in public relations, has been recognized around the world for more than 50 years. Once earned, the APR designation distinguishes professionals as leaders in the industry who are committed to the highest professional standards.

Join us in congratulating the CPRS Members who received their APR designation in 2015:


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Clay Adams, APR
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority 
(Vancouver, BC)
CPRS Vancouver

Elizabeth Anne Bak, APR
Equion Marketing Ltd.
(Mississauga, ON)
CPRS Toronto
Tracy Bell, APR
Ambulance New Brunswick
(Moncton, NB)
CPRS New Brunswick
Eloi Courchesne, APR
Eloi Courchesne, Commun. et relations publiques
(Montréal, QC)
SQPRP / Québec

Chris Forrest, APR
Adfarm               
(Calgary, AB)
CPRS Calgary
Ariane Gauthier, APR
NATIONAL Public Relations
(Montréal, QC)
SQPRP / Québec
Stacey Hunter, APR
Halton Region
(Hamilton, ON)
CPRS Hamilton

Kimberlee Jones, APR
KJM Marketing
(Calgary, AB)
CPRS Calgary
Nikki Luscombe, APR
TVO
(Toronto, ON)
CPRS Toronto
Andrea MacLean, APR
Bruyère Foundation
(Ottawa, ON)
CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau

Patricia MacNeil, APR
Provincial Health Services Authority
(Vancouver, BC)
CPRS Vancouver
Kyle Marr, APR
City of Calgary
(Calgary, AB)
CPRS Calgary
Anne McInerney, APR
Revolution Strategy
(Saint John, NB)
CPRS New Brunswick
Hélène Perrault, APR
Hydro-Québec Équipement et services partagés
(Montréal, QC)
SQPRP / Québec
Vel Snoukphonh, APR
Hamilton Health Sciences
(Ancaster, ON)
CPRS Hamilton
Tara Sprigg, APR
City of Guelph
(Guelph, ON)
CPRS Hamilton
Myrna Stark Leader, APR
City of Regina
(Regina, SK)
CPRS Regina
Christine Szustaczek, APR
Sheridan College
(Oakville, ON)
CPRS Hamilton
Carrie Trembinski, APR
Revera Inc.
(Burlington, ON)
CPRS Hamilton
Dan VanKeeken, APR
The King's University
(Edmonton, AB)
CPRS Edmonton (President)
Sarah Zimmerman, APR
Northwest Community College
(Terrace, BC)
CPRS Northern Lights
 
About CPRS Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice, management or teaching of public relations. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations. CPRS is a federation of over 1,800 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide.