Canadian Public Relations Society moves public relations development forward in the provinces and around the world
With the end of calendar year fast approaching, many organizations find themselves busy with tightly packed schedules. A fast-paced fall quickly transitions to the beginning of winter and an end to 2012. The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) mirrors this sentiment as it shows no signs of slowing down as we enter the New Year.
PR at a Local Level
The Canadian Public Relations Society hit the ground running as it kicked off the fall with a one-day conference in Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.). CPRS National President, Richard Truscott, APR, travelled from Western Canada to the East Coast to meet with local practitioners and to take part in the professional development sessions. As a professional association representing public relations and communications management professionals from all provinces and territories across Canada, CPRS takes great pride in offering programs to members wherever they may reside.
PRSA 2012 International Conference
Following the CPRS event in P.E.I., Truscott made his first international appearance as CPRS National President at the Public Relations Society of America’s 2012 International Conference in San Francisco, California. Truscott represented CPRS well as he met public relations and communications professionals from around the world during the four-day event.
World PR Forum
CPRS Executive Director, Karen Dalton, APR, and Director of Education, Tracey Baker, MBA, took part in the World PR Forum in Melbourne, Australia last month on behalf of the Society. Prior to the conference, Dalton and Baker met with members of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) to discuss the CPRS initiative, Pathways to the Profession™. The Pathways program, which officially recognizes Canadian post-secondary public relations programs, caught the attention of PRIA, prompting the two professional associations to organize an open discussion about its merits.
Canadian Public Relations Conference
The Canadian Public Relations Society has spent the fall preparing for its annual public relations conference in June 2013. With changing perceptions and shifting roles within the public relations and communications industry, this year’s conference — Conversations 2013 — will focus on the theme of Changing the Conversation around public relations. The three-day conference ends with the CPRS Awards of Excellence Gala, a night celebrating award-winning Canadian communications campaigns and influential Canadians in the field of public relations.