Hélène V. Gagnon, APR, FCPRS becomes newest inductee to CPRS College of Fellows

CAE_-Helene-Gagnon_113_pp-(1).jpgTORONTO, Dec. 2, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) announced Hélène V. Gagnon, APR, FCPRS as the latest addition to its prestigious College of Fellows today. Currently Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications, CAE Inc, Gagnon’s induction recognizes her more than 20 year career in which she’s practiced with the utmost regard to ethics and the CPRS Code of Professional Standards.

"Our newest member, Hélène, has an impressive history being an influential practitioner and mentor, while demonstrating repeatedly her commitment to meeting the highest standards,” said Daniel Granger, CM, LLL, MBA, APR, FCPRS, presiding officer, CPRS College of Fellows. “As part of the College of Fellows, she joins some of Canada's best public relations professionals and communicators, each of whom are committed to advancing our profession and the status of the Canadian Public Relations Society."

Gagnon will be welcomed into the College by her peers during the opening ceremonies of next September’s CPRS National conference, Cultivate 2021.

“Helène's values of ethics, her search for the truth, and her authenticity were the pillars of her success,” said William Spurr, former president of Bombardier Transportation North America (BTNA), and one of Gagnon’s five endorsers. “Having experienced and seen her capabilities in action in the toughest of times, I cannot but humbly commend Hélène Gagnon and support her candidacy to become a Fellow of the Canadian Public Relations Society.”

Since 2000, the CPRS College of Fellows has recognized the achievement of members who have proven themselves as leaders in the public relations and communications profession. With this year’s induction, there are currently 95 members within the College of Fellows (FCPRS), plus 10 Honorary Fellows (FCPRS(H)).

To attain Fellowship, a public relations professional must demonstrate significant contributions to both the profession and to CPRS. To be eligible, a potential Fellow must first be a member with the Society for 10 years, achieved accredited status and have at least 20 years of experience working in the field of public relations and communications management.

Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a not-for-profit association of professionals dedicated to the practice, management and teaching of public relations and communications. Comprising 13 local societies, CPRS' mission is to build a national public relations and communications management community through professional development and accreditation, collaboration with thought leaders, a commitment to ethics and a code of professional standards, advocacy for the profession, and support to members at every stage of their careers.

For further information: Media Contact: Dan LaBelle, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Canadian Public Relations Society, 416-239-7034 ext. 246, dlabelle@cprs.ca