CPRS Health Academy


The CPRS Health Academy is for public relations and communications professionals working in the health sector. It brings together more than 100 CPRS members from coast-to-coast specializing in health to share best practices and industry trends.

How do I join?
To join the CPRS Health Academy: (1) become a CPRS member and (2) select the Health Academy section in the online CPRS member directory. There is no additional fee.

What does the CPRS Health Academy offer for members?

Being a member provides with you a spring, fall and winter professional development webinar series featuring inspiring cast studies. Visit the CPRS webinar section for a list of upcoming presentation and to watch archived CPRS Health Academy webinars.

Connect virtually with members across the country. Share best practices and get advice from colleagues working in the same sector. We meet in person too. At the 2018 CPRS National Conference in PEI, CPRS Health Academy members will have an opportunity to network at a meet and greet planned for the evening of Saturday May 26.

PRSA Health Academy Membership
An added value of joining the CPRS Health Academy is the ability to become a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Health Academy for an additional $75.

Who leads the CPRS Health Academy organizing?

When the CPRS Health Academy was launched in January 2018 a call for volunteers to create a council tasked with identifying and organizing activities for the Health Academy received a great response: The inaugural volunteer Council members, with representation from coast-to-coast are:

Christina Marshall
, APR, President, Vivant Communication Inc., ON (Chair)
Clay Adams, APR, ABC, Senior Communications Consultant, BC
 Caroline Bourque Wiley, Director, Communications, Niagara Health, ON
Kimberley McElroy, Manager, Communications & Volunteer Department, North Bay Regional Health Centre, ON
Henry Mietkiewicz, Senior Communication Specialist, Communications & Media Relations, Jewish General Hospital, QC
Julie Oosterman, Chief, Communications & Public Affairs, Bluewater Health, ON
Jenny Read, Communications/Patient Relations Officer, Kemptville District Hospital, ON
Candra Tinis, Communications Lead, Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network, AB
Rod Stanley, APR, FCPRS, Health PEI, PEI
Jane Adams, APR, President, Brainstorm Communications, ON (Board Liaison)

The Council looks forward to serving the professional development and networking needs of CPRS health sector members. Together, we are creating a health sector community of practice for collaboration, networking and learning.

For more information about the CPRS Health Academy, contact Christina Marshall, APR, (Chair) at info@vivantcommunications.ca.