December 21, 2007
The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management's December 2007 newsletter is now available.
December 17, 2007
Let's Celebrate in 2008! It's our Diamond Jubilee! This year, 2008, CPRS will mark its 60th anniversary. It is a time to reflect on our history and celebrate our accomplishments, as well as an advantageous opportunity to elevate the status of the public relations profession. (Read more)
December 4, 2007
The December Communique is now available.
November 29, 2007
EUPRERA Call for Papers deadline has been extended to January 31, 2008. The corresponding deadlines are as follows:
Deadline for abstracts: January 31st, 2008
- Feedback on abstracts: February 28th, 2008
- Deadline for full papers: July 1st, 2008
- Feedback on full papers: August 25th, 2008
- Deadline for final version: September 15th, 2008
November 26, 2007
Empire Club of Canada resource - Exclusive Members Only Access - Valuable No-Cost Historical Resource Centre.
A comprehensive compilation of the texts of all speeches delivered since 1903 is available on the Empire Club of Canada web site. Included are the complete texts of more than 3,000 Canadian business, political, religious and artistic leaders, as well as notable world figures such as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, Winston Churchill, Vladimir Putin, and hundreds of others. Texts are cross-indexed by speaker, subject matter, dates, decades, and key words. This invaluable research tool for many uses from speech writing to promotional initiatives is free (attribution is expected: The Empire Club of Canada). Access through the CPRS Members-Only Resource section.
November 22, 2007
6ième Sommet sur les Communications internes: les 26 et 27 février 2008, Hôtel Hyatt Regency, Montréal. Brought to you by the Canadian Institute.
November 19, 2007
The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management's November 2007 newsletter highlights activities of public relations organizations around the world.
November 16, 2007
Kelly Skinner, Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the 2007 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).
November 5, 2007
Public Affairs Association of Canada 8th Annual Conference: "Riding the Grassroots Wave"
If you need to "mobilize the masses", come out on November 21st and learn from the experts what you need to know to develop, manage and evaluate a successful grassroots campaign. November 21st, 8-5pm, Sutton Place Hotel, Toronto
October 31, 2007
The October Communique is now available online.
October 18, 2007
Cision free media webinar
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Cision's free media relations webinar will help you understand these profound changes and their impact on your campaigns, and show you how to leverage the new media environment to communicate more effectively. Sign up today to: Target and influence relationships with the journalists and outlets that matter most to your organization in this new media environment
Find the best and most effective channels to reach your audiences so your messages don't become fragmented Understand how consumer journalism affects your PR practices given the proliferation of social networks
October 17, 2007
The 2008 CPRS Directory is now available online for download.
October 12, 2007
Webinar: Communicating the Canada Border Services Agency's NEXUS Program
Presenter: Molly Hay
Date: Monday, November 5, 2007 - 2 pm ET
Register Today!
Member $65 + GST / Non-Member $85 + GST
September 25, 2007
The 2008 Euprera Congress (European Association for Public Relations Research and Education) will take place in Milan, Italy on October 16-18, 2008 at the IULM University Campus. The theme will be Institutionalizing Public Relations and Corporate Communication. The Congress is organized by FERPI (Italian Federation of Public Relations) and IULM University.
The Euprera 2008 Congress Organizing Team has put out a Call for Papers and Congress information. The deadline for abstract submissions is December 1st 2007. Send to In addition, a Special Prize will be awarded by the IPR (Institute for Public Relations) for the best new research on the personal influence model of public relations. Any accepted paper that explicitly addresses the prize will be eligible.
September 24, 2007
The September Communique is now available online.
August 28, 2007
2007 Torchia Scholarship Winner Announced
Heather Bisset of Dorval, Quebec, is the winner of the first Torchia Scholarship in Public Relations/Communications, awarded by the Communications and Public Relations Foundation. The $1,500 Scholarship was established to recognize a student who best exemplifies the spirit and practice of bilingualism in the Canadian communications and public relations profession. (read more)
August 10, 2007
CPRS President responds to Toronto Star article on the "spin trade"
I read with interest Jim Coyle's article - Look before leaping into Spin Trade and the response from Michael Krauss, The Hartwell Group, Toronto - Not all `spin doctors' try to dupe the public. (read more)
August 2, 2007
The Canadian Public Relations Society has now launched a NEW online Request for Proposals as part of the revamped Career Section. Priced separately for Members and Non-Members this new feature offers those seeking public relations services the opportunity to post a Request for Proposals that can be accessed by CPRS Members only. Employers can also now post jobs on the site and any public relations practitioner looking for a new position can access job listings.
August 1, 2007
Are you interested in addressing a global audience at a CPRS national conference? CPRS is now accepting workshop presentation proposals through to October 31, 2007 for the Canadian Public Relations Conference being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia June 8-10, 2008. CPRS invites presentation proposals from qualified practitioners who meet the Society's criteria for helping public relations professionals to excel professionally and improve organizational performance. (read more)
August 1, 2007
Audio Transcripts from Canadian Public Relations Conference Fast Forward 2007. More than 300 PR professionals travelled to Edmonton, Alberta to hear over 25 leading public relations professionals reveal their insights and share best practices on a variety of topics. If you missed the conference or would like to share what you heard with your colleagues, simply order the audio tapes online or by phone today, you can acquire all the break out sessions and many of keynote presentations at the conference on CD for just $200, a savings of $160 off the individual-session price. Or scan the list of topics and purchase audio transcripts of only those sessions that speak to your challenges. CDs are just $14 each. Transcripts also available on cassettes. Most of the speakers powerpoint presentations are available for download in the Member Only area of the CPRS website.


July 19, 2007
Tracey Bochner APR named CPRS Lamp of Service Award Recipient for 2007
Tracey Bochner APR, was awarded the prestigious Lamp of Service Award at the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Annual Conference held last month in Edmonton, Alberta. (read more)
July 13, 2007
2007 Lou Cahill Scholarship W   inner Announced
Nicholls, Ridgeway, Ontario, is the 2007 winner of the first Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications, awarded by Brock University, St. Catharines. The Scholarship is awarded to a communications student in the final year of study for academic excellence, community involvement and participation in charitable activities. (read more)
July 6, 2007
CPRS unveils new word mark for Accreditation
A new word mark designating professional status for public relations practitioners has been announced by the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS). (read more)
July 5, 2007
Monty Mazin, APR named CPRS Shield of Public Service Recipient for 2007
Monty Mazin APR, was awarded the prestigious Shield of Public Service Award by the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) today. (read more)
June 19, 2007
New CPRS President's goal: Higher professional profile for Public Relations Practitioners
The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) today announced the election of its Executive Officers for the 2007-2008 term following the annual general meeting of the Society held in Edmonton, Alberta last week. The Society also elected two new Directors and two Directors were re-elected to serve three-year terms. (read more)
June 19, 2007
CPRS acknowledges excellence in Public Relations
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 on Friday, June 15th as part of the Canadian Public Relations Conference held in Edmonton, Alberta, Ontario last week. (read more)
June 19, 2007
Marketwire receives Certificate of Appreciation for long-standing support of Canadian Public Relations Society
Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) recognized the long-standing support provided by Marketwire (formerly CCNMatthews) to the Society at its Annual Conference held last week in Edmonton, Alberta. (read more)


June 18, 2007
Public-Private Partnership In Nova Scotia CPRS Don Rennie Memorial Award Recipient For 2007
A public-private partnership in Nova Scotia has been recognized with the Don Rennie Memorial Award for Excellence in Government Public Relations. The 2007 award was presented during the Canadian Public Relations Society's (CPRS) Annual Conference in Edmonton, Alberta on June 15th. (read more)


June 15, 2007


CPRS welcomes five new members to the College of Fellows
The Canadian Public Relations Society announces that five additional members have been admitted to the College of Fellows. (read more)


May 8, 2007
PR industry loses prominent member. Charles Fremes, President and CEO of Edelman’s Canadian operations passed away from a heart attack on May 7th. Word has spread quickly within the Canadian public relations community as he enjoyed a very high profile and successful career. Charles was 57. There will be a funeral service for Charles on Wednesday May 9 at 1:00p.m. at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, North York (between Keele and Dufferin). There will also be a memorial service for Charles to celebrate his life in the weeks to come.
May 7, 2007
The 2007 National Awards of Excellence Finalists are now online!
May 1, 2007
PR and Social Media Webinar - Tuesday, May 15. How are social media and the new suite of communication tools available online re-inventing public relations, and how can this benefit the way you practice PR? Join social media guru Eli Singer for CPRS’ first national Webinar on Tuesday, May 15 at 1 pm EST. Learn from case studies about leveraging blogging, wikis, YouTube, Flickr, and various online communities. Click here for details.
April 10, 2007
The BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (BCAMA) is pleased to invite you to VISION 2007, Western Canada's premier marketing conference. May 11, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC. Soak up the latest in marketing and branding from visionary marketers, planners and creatives. CPRS members will receive 10% off the non-member price of $310 (early bird before Apr. 27) or $370 (regular).
March 26, 2007
The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) was saddened to learn of the passing of Charles Tisdall, APR, Fellow CPRS on Saturday, March 24, 2007, in his 88th year. Mr. Tisdall joined CPRS in 1950 and received his APR designation in 1971. He served as National President from 1963-64 and was one of CPRS's first Fellows awarded in 1999. He received the Society's Lamp of Service Award in 1965 and the CPRS Award of Attainment in 1972. He founded the Communications and Public Relations Foundation in 1979 and in 2005, he established the prestigious Diana and Charles Tisdall Lecture in Communications, a series of presentations by top leaders in the public relations community, emphasizing his values of understanding, ethics, accountability, and community goodwill. The lecture is presented annually at the CPRS national conference..
March 22, 2007
Last Call for Entries to the 2007 Awards of Excellence. Send in your entries and/or nominate an outstanding member of the Canadian Public Relations Society for one of the Major Awards. Awards of Excellence and Major Awards deadline: Monday, March 26, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. (EST) For more information or an entry form, click here.
March 22, 2007
Archived Webcast of Dr. Sherry Cooper’s Canadian Economic and Financial Outlook 2007 Remains Available. In February, Dr. Sherry Cooper, executive vice president and chief economist, BMO Financial Group, delivered a tremendous “Canadian Economic and Financial Outlook 2007” keynote to a capacity crowd at the Certified General Accountants of Ontario’s Controllers’ Congress 2007. The original in-person audience has been augmented “virtually” by more than 70 per cent to date, as a large contingent of CGAs and guests (including a double-digit number of CPRS members) from across Canada have listened to the keynote session (some multiple times) via the webcast. CPRS members and colleagues can still take advantage of this distance-education opportunity as Dr. Cooper’s keynote remains online, archived and accessible until May 15th. Register for free access (it's very fast).
March 19, 2007
The Torchia Scholarship in Public Relations is awarded annually to the student who best exemplifies the spirit and practice of bilingualism in the Canadian communications and public relations profession. Inspired by the career of Armand Torchia, who co-founded The Houston Group with Stan Houston, and Torchia Communications with his son Jean-Claude, the Scholarship adheres to the values espoused by Torchia Communications in providing quality services in both of Canada's official languages. The deadline for entry is April 30, 2007.
March 9, 2007
Register now and save with the Early Bird Rate for the 2007 CPRS National Conference in Edmonton, Alberta, June 13-15. The deadline is April 20th. If you haven't decided whether or not to attend, you'll definitely want to register after you've seen our updated lineup of speakers and social activities. Plan now to be in Edmonton, AB June 13-15, 2007.
February 19, 2007
Last week to register and save $100 with the Extra Early Bird Rate for the 2007 CPRS National Conference in Edmonton, Alberta, June 13-15. The deadline is February 23rd. If you haven't decided whether or not to attend, you'll definitely want to register after you've seen our lineup of speakers and social activities. Plan now to be in Edmonton, AB June 13-15, 2007.


February 7, 2007
At The Canadian Institute's 7th Annual "Winning HR Practices of the Best Employers in Canada conference on April 24-25th in Toronto, you'll hear industry leaders telling their stories and you'll take away tips and tools to help you tell your own! To view the complete conference agenda, click here.
February 5, 2007
The Global Alliance and the Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA) are hosting the 4th World Public Relations Festival (WPRF) in Cape Town - South Africa, May 13-15, 2007.
February 2, 2007
CPRS Members are invited to join the upcoming webcast of Dr. Sherry Cooper's Economic Update on February 15th at 8:30 ET free of charge offered by the Certified General Accountants of Ontario.
January 18, 2007
CPRS announces newly Accredited Public Relations Professionals. CPRS is pleased to announce that 23 public relations professionals from across Canada successfully completed the requirements for becoming Accredited members of CPRS in 2006.
January 18, 2007
On the Verge. February 9, 2007, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Keynote speakers include the Honorable Lloyd Axworthy, President of the University of Winnipeg, and Gerry Nott, Editor-In-Chief of CanWest News Service. Workshops and seminars will be led by some of Canada's leading communications experts. Topics to be covered include: risk communication planning, restoring public confidence after a crisis, using PR for fundraising, and measuring the impact of media relations. Don't miss out on this exciting educational opportunity! Space is limited so register today.