December 8, 2005
2005 Global Alliance Chairman's Report
Jean Valin has published his 2005 President's report outlining the activities and achievements of the Global Alliance.(posted: 12/08/05)
November 15, 2005
2005 Ruth Hammond Scholarship Winner
Natalie Dawes of Saltcoats, SK is this years Ruth Hammond Scholarship winner. (posted: 11/15/05)
December 5-6, 2005
Leveraging BLOGS for Corporate Communication. Maximizing marketing opportunities and mitigating the risks. December 5-6, 2005, Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, Toronto. 15% discount for CPRS Members. (posted: 8/30/05)
November 28-29, 2005
5th annual Conference on Public relations and communications. . Practical Councils and innovative strategies to perform your job more efficiently and develop links of trust with the public. November 28-29 2005, Hôtel Omni Mont-Royal, 1050, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal. 15% discount for CPRS Members. (posted: 8/1/05)
November 2-3, 2005
Annual PR Summit and IPRA Awards for Excellence Dinner . November 2-3, 1 Whitehall Place, London. The global communications environment is evolving faster than ever: the media are transforming, audiences are shifting, PR goals are adapting, and technology is racing ahead. This conference is a focus for the best ideas of 2005 from the brightest trend-setters in the industry, and a source of practical knowledge to help you stay ahead of the game and seize the opportunities of 2006. (posted: 9/1/05)
October 18-20, 2005
Strategic Communication Management Summit Canada 2005. Due to the overwhelming response of Canadian attendees at Melcrum's global events, Melcrum is proud to offer a Summit focused specifically on the best practices of your peers, featuring case studies from innovative and successful Canadian communication professionals. Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, BC, 2 day conference, October 19-20. Pre-conference workshops, October 18, 2005. E-mail: or call 312.994.2468. (posted: 8/11/05)
September 21, 2005
National CPRS President to Give Talk in Charlottetown. Colleen Killingsworth, APR, National President of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS), will give a talk entitled "Public Relations' Role in Democracy" at a lunch hosted by the PEI Member Society of CPRS on Wednesday, September 21, at the Holland College Tourism and Culinary Centre, 4 Sydney Street, at 12:00 p.m. (posted: 9/8/05)
September 16, 2005
Obituary: David Bell passed away at home on September 16th, 2005, surrounded by the love of his family.
September 16, 2005
PRogress PR 2005. September 16, 2005, St. John's, Newfoundland, Delta Hotel. The dynamic and constantly evolving world of public relations and communications requires constant development. You are invited to attend this conference to expand your knowledge and skills while making new contacts. We have assembled an excellent line-up of Canadian experts in the field. This interactive program will allow you to learn about the changes, challenges and opportunities in the industry through a variety of case studies, presentations, and panel discussion. (posted: 8/15/05)
June 30, 2005
Communique. (Members only).
June 29, 2005
Congratulations to the Calgary Organizing Committee for a dynamic and informative Conference and some outstanding Western hospitality. It seems everyone came away from the Conference energized . The efforts of the host committee will be tough to beat! However, the Hamilton Society of CPRS is up to the challenge. For more information view the Niagara Conference Committee newsletter.


July 25, 2005
Global Alliance Bookstore: Featuring PR and business management titles, CPRS Members are entitled to a 10% discount on all books. Visit the Global Alliance Bookstore at and enter our organization code.
July 18, 2005
Accreditation Written and Oral Examinations: The date of the 3.5 hour written accreditation examination will take place on Friday, October 21, 2005 starting at 8:30 a.m. local time. Oral examinations will take place in the afternoon of October 21 and Saturday October 22 if necessary. All Accreditation Candidates who have successfully completed the work example will be notified of the specific location of the written exam and time of their oral exam three weeks in advance. For more information please contact the National Office at 416-239-7034 or
June 25-30, 2005
World Public Relations Festival - June 28-30: Communicating for diversity, with diversity, in diversity. Click here for the official World PR Festival program. (posted: 5/10/05)
June 20, 2005
The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) today announced the recipients of its Awards of Excellence program. Many public relations practitioners from all over Canada attended a highly successful, annual awards ceremony as part of the Canadian Public Relations Conference held in Calgary last week. Download the night's presentation.
June 20, 2005
The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) today announced the election of its Board of Directors for the 2005-2006 term.
June 20, 2005
The Canadian Public Relations Society announces seven new members have been admitted to the College of Fellows. In addition, six members were appointed as Honorary Fellows.
June 20, 2005
Tara Diefenbacher and Peter Busatto with the City of Guelph's Environment & Transportation Group received this year's Don Rennie Memorial Award for Excellence in Government Public Relations, during the recent Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Annual Conference in Calgary, Alberta.
June 20, 2005
James Toccacelli, APR, of EDS Canada received this year's Philip A. Novikoff Memorial Award, during the recent Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Annual Conference in Calgary, Alberta.
June 16, 2005
Don't miss the Tisdall Lecture in Communications: Substance Sells: Aligning Corporate Reputation and Corporate Responsibility. 12:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16th, 2005, Wildrose Ballroom, Sheraton Suites, Calgary, Alberta, Cost $59.00. (posted: 5/16/05)
June 3, 2005
Overseas Media Relations: A case study of 60th anniversary events in France,Italy and the Netherlands. Friday, June 3, 2005, 8:00 -10:00 am, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Studio Theatre (Charlottetown, PEI). (posted: 5/24/05)
May 30, 2005
You generated the idea, created the communication program and materials and delivered on your objectives. Now take this opportunity to have others recognize your excellence and celebrate your success by submitting an entry for this year's Silver Leaf Awards. Early bird entry deadline July 6, 2005.
May 2, 2005
Nine CPRS National Members have been nominated to fill eight positions on the National Board effective June 16th 2005. Four of the elected Members will serve two-year terms and four will serve three-year terms. An election to choose the eight Board members will be conducted at the June CPRS Annual General Meeting in Calgary. A proxy ballot for the use of those not planning to attend the AGM will be mailed to all Members on May 17th 2005. To complete the new 12-member Board and ensure continuity, four members of the existing Executive Committee will be grandfathered for one year. Bios of the nominees, in alphabetical order, are available here.
April 21, 2005
Communique. (Members only).
April 11, 2005
We need you. And you need to be a CPRS member in good standing with a minimum of five years experience or your accreditation designation. You also need to have a minimum of one year of experience on a member society board or on a national committee/council/task force. Click here to view our original call for nominations, a Q & A, the nomination form and a fact sheet for more information.
April 8, 2005
With the first robin sightings, this is a great time to remind your boss the early bird registration deadline for the CPRS National Conference in Calgary is April 18, 2005. As a CPRS member you'll save $100 off the regular conference rate. Visit the conference website to register and download the new program today.
March 21, 2005
dialogue Launch Party - March 29th at AndyPool Hall, Toronto. RSVP at or visit by March 25, 2005
March 21, 2005
Have you registered for the 2005 CPRS National Conference? If not, what are you waiting for? We can think of dozens of reasons why you should register today (and save with early bird rates!). Here are just a few...
March 21, 2005
CPRS Awards of Excellence deadline is today at 5:00 p.m. EST.
March 17, 2005
The 2005 CPRS Nominating Committee is looking for strong and enthusiastic public relations professionals to lead our National Society into an exciting future. Please click here to view the candidate's information kit. The deadline is April 16.
March 9, 2005
The CPRS (Toronto) CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations for 2004 went to Wayne C. Sales, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, at a luncheon held in his honour on January 20 at the tony Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
March 8, 2005
Are you interested in addressing a global audience at a CPRS national conference? CPRS is now accepting workshop presentation proposals through October 31, 2005 for the Canadian Public Relations Conference being held in Niagara Falls in June 2006.
March 8, 2005
June 20-23, Toronto. The Canadian Institute's 2005 Communications College offers flexible, targeted learning in the form of 4 one day conferences. Each day a top-notch faculty of communications experts will discuss new ideas and approaches to your every day challenges, including measuring performance, implementing crisis strategies, and maximizing external communications. Sign up for the entire event and save or choose the issues that impact you most!
March 1, 2005
Global Alliance and Digital Management AG announce agreement for launch of innovative communication management software.
February 23, 2005
Conference Extra Early Bird Deadline Extension: Act now and pay only $725 to attend Canada's premiere forum of public relations specialists from across Canada - that's a savings of $200 if you register before February 28th.Don't wait! Register online at today!
January 18, 2005
Gobal Alliance benefits available for members of CPRS.
January 18, 2005
The Canadian Institute's 10th Annual Symposium: Internal Communications, April 13-14, 2005, Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto. Turning words into actions, and actions into results. Making the connection between employees and business objectives.
January 5, 2005
Laura Bristow, a native of Fall River, Nova Scotia, is the 2004 winner of the Ruth Hammond Scholarship awarded to a public relations student in the final year of the Bachelor of Public Relations program at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), Halifax, Nova Scotia.