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Become a Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for CPRS National.
Click on any of the portfolios below to learn more about our open positions.
For local volunteer opportunities, please contact your nearest
Certifications (PRK, APR, College of Fellows)
Deputy Presiding Officer, Appeals (FRENCH)
The Deputy Presiding Officer, Appeals (FRENCH) is responsible for:
Drawing on eligible, senior APRs to constitute an appeal panel in January;
Coaching the appeal panel graders on their role and guiding them toward a consensus decision;
The role is time-sensitive as appeal decisions must be reached by the last week in January and the appeal review takes place in January.
Convening the consensus teleconference call at a mutually convenient time for all graders on the panel.
The DPO does not make the decision on the appeal alone; rather, the DPO works with the senior grader panel to arrive at a fair and reasoned decision.
The time commitment: 6 – 10 hours from mid-December to January 31.
APR Graders will be responsible for:
Marking both oral and written APR exams, as well as evaluating candidate work samples;
Participating in Grader Orientation Sessions in order to:
remain familiar with the marking process;
discuss current issues and new developments in the accreditation program;
discuss difficult scenarios along with other new or experienced graders;
stay current with the views of graders across the country.
To become a CPRS grader for the Accreditation Program, one must meet the following requirements:
must be a current member of CPRS
must have held the APR designation for at least 5 years
must not have any other role in the accreditation program that may pose a conflict of interest. e.g. Accreditation Chairs are not eligible graders because they are involved in mentoring candidates.
The time commitment: Minimum of one year, with hours varying based on size of candidate pool.
If you'd like to learn more about supporting our Certifications portfolio, contact Aisling Bermingham at
or 416-239-7034 ext. 248.
National Advocacy and PR Committee
The National Advocacy and Public Relations Committee is currently looking for passionate CPRS members to join its ranks. By serving on the Committee, you'll help pursue its mandate of being responsible for advocacy for the public relations profession to:
Strengthen our position as a leading voice and advocate for public relations and communications management on core issues in Canada.
Advocate for ethical, strategic practice.
Promote our vision and build trust.
Look for opportunities to elevate and promote member successes.
CPRS members from Quebec, those fluent in French, as well as members of the CPRS President's Council are strongly encouraged to apply.
This committee requires a minimum of one-year commitment.
Cam McAlpine, APR
Julie Rogers, APR
to learn more.
If you don't see an opportunity that matches your skills, fill out our
general volunteer application
and we'll be in touch when a suitable role comes up.