December 5, 2006
The Commission on Public Relations Education website was launched today. You can visit the site at
November 28, 2006
Seneca Professor to Head newly formed CPRS National Council on Education Seneca College and The Canadian Public Relations Society's (CPRS) have announced that professor and long-time member David Turnbull, APR has been appointed Chief Presiding Officer of the newly formed National Council on Education.
November 24, 2006
2006 Ruth Hammond Scholarship Winner Announced Michelle Wright, Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the 2006 winner of the Ruth Hammond Scholarship, awarded annually 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.
November 24, 2006
Are you ready for the biggest and most comprehensive CPRS educational conference to hit Manitoba in over a decade? On The Verge - February 9, 2007. Please check out the promotional poster giving you a sneak peak of what you can expect at the CPRS Manitoba "On the Verge" conference. Discover the latest industry trends and learn from some of the top experts in their fields.
November 9, 2006
How Big Is Public Relations (and Why Does It Matter)? What is the economic impact of the public relations profession? As a profession we often get asked that question and to date we have used a formula based on the value of the goods we buy and the products we create. Is that enough? Is that the correct way to evaluate the real impact of our profession? How does one measure the impact of goodwill and strong relationships with stakeholders? Engage in a dialogue with Global Alliance leaders including Toni Muzi Falconi who has prepared a paper available on the IPR web site for online discussion. We encourage you to read the report and share your opinions.
September 28, 2006
Celebrating Alberta's Best in Public Relations. An exciting new Alberta-based awards program for CPRS members is now available for public relations professionals. Presented by CPRS Edmonton and CPRS Calgary, the Alberta Areté Awards offer a great opportunity to showcase outstanding work and gain professional and public recognition. Entering your work in Alberta's provincial awards program can also be a timely stepping-stone for the CPRS national awards or your accreditation work sample. This year's entry deadline is 4 p.m. on October 13. The Awards are open to members and student members of CPRS Edmonton and CPRS Calgary only. For more information, entry forms and judging criteria, click here.
September 6, 2006
Media Relations West will take place at the The Metropolitan Centre in Calgary, delegates will take away tips and tools to bolster communications strategies in this dynamic environment. 15% Discount for CPRS Members. December 6-7, 2006
September 6, 2006
New Media for Communications taking place at the Pantages Suites Hotel in Toronto, will provide you with the tools you require to better leverage communication opportunities and extend your reach to new and existing consumers. 15% Discount for CPRS members. November 28-29, 2006
September 6, 2006
Internal and External Communications for Government taking place at the Sheraton in Ottawa, will provide insight and information, plus take-away tips and tools for navigating the changing nature of the communications function within the public sector. 15% discount for CPRS members. October 4-5, 2006
July 27, 2006
Shift Communications Releases Helpful "PR 2.0 Essentials" Guide. Download it here
July 20, 2006
Are you interested in addressing a global audience at a CPRS conference? CPRS is now accepting presentation proposals through October 31, 2006 for the Canadian Public Relations Conference being held in Edmonton, Alberta from June 13-15, 2007.
July 6, 2006
The CPRS Gains Media Intelligence from Bowdens Media Monitoring Limited The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) today announced an agreement to receive on-going national monitoring and evaluation services from Bowdens Media Monitoring Limited. These services will facilitate a proactive response to media coverage by giving CPRS better insight on what the media are saying about the PR profession and the association as a whole.
July 6, 2006
The CPRS welcomes six new members to the College of Fellows The Canadian Public Relations Society announces that six additional members have been admitted to the College of Fellows.
July 5, 2006
The CNW Group Receives Certificate of Appreciation for long-standing support of CPRS The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) recognized the long-standing support provided by CNW Group to the Society at its Annual Conference held earlier this month in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Certificate of Appreciation was presented to David Milliken, Senior Vice-President of CNW Group in recognition of its on going support of the public relations industry’s national professional association.
June 23, 2006
The Canadian Institute will be hosting four one-day Communications College conferences from June 26 to 29, 2006 in Toronto at The Old Mill.
June 16, 2006
CPRS elects Colleen Killingsworth, APR as President for a second term 2006-2007. The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) today announced the election of its Board of Directors for the 2006–2007 term. The 12 member Board of Directors also elected Mark Hunter LaVigne, APR and Blair Peberdy, APR to serve second one-year terms as Vice-President/Secretary and Vice-President/Treasurer respectively. (posted: 07/04/06)
June 15, 2006
2006 Conference Audio Proceedings. On behalf of the Niagara Conference Committee, CPRS would like to thank all who attended and made this year's Conference in Niagara Falls a tremendous success. All sessions including Stephen Lewis, Chantal Hébert and the other 6 keynote and plenary presentations and the 17 workshops were taped and are available to be ordered from Contape. Powerpoint presentations will be available in the members only area of the site next week. (posted: 06/15/06)
May 31, 2006
2006 Annual Report. The 2006 Annual Report of the Canadian Public Relations Society is now available for download. The Annual General Meeting of the CPRS will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2006 at the Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario as part of the National Conference "Beyond Borders".. (posted: 05/31/06)
May 18, 2006
Stephen Lewis at CPRS Conference. Niagara - May 16, 2006 - Stephen Lewis, one of Canada's most respected diplomats and humanitarians, will be the keynote speaker June 12, during the Canadian Public Relations Society's National Conference at the Sheraton on the Falls, in Niagara Falls, ON. The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is honoured to welcome Mr. Lewis to the Conference and invites the public to hear his thought-provoking luncheon speech on A Canadian Take On Communications: Leader Not Lackey!. (posted: 05/18/06)
May 3, 2006
Yves St-Amand. Canada's public relations sector is mourning today the premature passing away of Yves St-Amand, APR, Fellow CPRS a long-time member, mentor and volunteer.(posted: 05/04/06)
April 24, 2006
Luc Beauregard and Lise Bissonnette honoured by SRQ. Montreal, April 24, 2006 - Luc Beauregard, founder, chairman and CEO of NATIONAL Public Relations, and Lise Bissonnette, author and CEO of Quebec's provincial library and archives, will receive the highest honours awarded annually by the Société des relationnistes du Québec at its May 29 Équinoxe awards gala. Respectively, they will receive the 2006 Grand Prix Équinoxe and the 2006 Prix Équinoxe Hommage.(posted: 05/07/06)
April 21, 2006
Media Rating Points.On April 20th in Toronto, over 275 communications industry professionals gathered for the launch of a new standard for measuring editorial coverage and return on investment (ROI) called Media Relations Rating Points (MRP™) developed by CPRS.(posted: 04/21/06)
April 21, 2006
Call to stop misuse of "Corporate Social Responsibility. Dr. Gordon McIvor, Fellow, APR, made a call to public affairs practitioners in the April edition of Canadian Government Executive. Dr. McIvor called on both the public and private sector to stop misusing the term “Corporate Social Responsibility” when it is not fully operationalized into the business practices of the organization. (posted: 04/21/06)
April 21, 2006
3rd World Public Relations Festival Brazil 2006. A copy of the program is available for download (PDF). For further information, please go to (posted: 04/21/06)
March 27, 2006
Bethesa, MD: Bennett Freeman, the 2005 Diana and Charles Tisdall Lecture in Communications speaker has joined Calvert mutual funds as Senior Vice President for Social Research and Policy. Mr. Freeman has more than 20 years of corporate, diplomatic and consulting experience touching on many of the issues surrounding corporate responsibility. Most recently he led the Global Corporate Responsibility practice for Burson-Marsteller, the largest strategic communications and public affairs firm in the world. The full text of Mr. Freeman's 2005 Lecture Substance Sells: Aligning Corporate Reputation and Corporate Responsibility is available here. A copy of the news release announcing the Mr. Freeman's appointment is available here.
March 23-24, 2006
One-to-One Marketing. Are you using the Right Message, Through the Right Channel, at the Right Time? March 23-24, 2006, Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto. 15% discount for CPRS Members. (posted: 12/23/05)
February 20, 2006
NEW Insurance Programs Available Exclusively to CPRS (National) Members. National Office has announced that The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and LMS PROLINK have partnered to offer comprehensive insurance programs tailored to CPRS National members’ needs. As a CPRS member you now have access to comprehensive coverage at significantly discounted rates for E & O and General Business and Group Benefit insurance programs.(posted: 04/10/06)
February 7-8, 2006
6th Annual Media Relations Summit. Maximizing the Reach and Impact of Your Corporate Message in a Changing Media Environment. February 7-8, 2006, Sutton Place Hotel, Toronto. 15% discount for CPRS Members. (posted: 12/23/05)