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CPRS Calgary is a very active Member Society both locally and on the national stage. Browse our news archive to learn more about our recent activities.

Archived Articles

Jun 13, 2017

On April 28, 2017, the CPRS Calgary Education & Students portfolio hosted Passport to PR YYC. The event allowed students the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what it’s like to work in PR for various companies around Calgary, spend time learning from esteemed public relations practitioners and build their network.

These are their stories.

May 23, 2017

There are always lots of reasons to avoid attending an AGM. I’ve got too much to do, the kids have soccer that night, I’ve got a report due at the end of the week, I’ll be on the road, AGMs are SO boring. You know them. You live them.

As communicators, our work is truly never done. There’s always something more to do – one more crisis to deal with, one more strategy to rationalize, one more evaluation to write. It goes on and on. And then there’s our way too busy personal life. We struggle for balance.

But here’s the thing. CPRS Calgary is your community. We’ve got you. We get you. And we need you. Cause, really, without you, there’s no point.

With that in mind, here are five really good reasons for you to come to the AGM on June 15 at the Barley Mill. And if you really can’t make it, here’s a link to the event registration page where the proxy form lives. Fill it out and send it in to let your voice be heard even in your absence.

1. Networking. You meet the most interesting people at an AGM. People in your field. People who understand what you do – not like Joe in Accounting who thinks counting things is really the only way to measure the success of stuff. At last year’s AGM, I met a couple of remarkable women who have since become friends and a whole board full of PR pros who are committed to the profession. Fun!

2. Meet the Board of Directors. Ask questions, makes suggestions, state your opinion.  These are the people who work hard to represent you at the national level and to other chapters across the country. Get to know them and their views. And if you don’t like what they say, if you want change, run for a spot on the board yourself. Over the years, I wasn’t really impressed with the lack of communication to members. Now? Well, that just happens to be the portfolio I manage. Hope you like it.

3.It’s a right. Attending and voting at an AGM is a privilege we’ve earned. One of the reasons we have an AGM is to elect new board members.  In it’s small way, voting at the AGM embodies all those hard-fought battles for democracy across the ages. You get the government you deserve. Apathy sucks. Please vote.

 4.Make your membership work for you. Through your membership, you’ve paid for the right to vote and for the opportunity to question the board of directors. Why not exercise that right and take advantage of the opportunity? Have a look at the financials, check out the progress of the promises made last year. This is a chance to hold the board accountable. How much fun is that?

 5. Quorum. Yup, that’s right. Without enough voting members in attendance or by proxy, the business of the board cannot take place. So, the legal requirement the CPRS Calgary Board of Directors has: to present the financials to the membership, to elect a board of directors and to appoint auditors for the books? Not. Gonna. Happen. Without. You. I’ll say it again: apathy sucks. Please vote.

Register today.

See you at the AGM.

Kimberlee Jones, APR,  

Communications Chair, CPRS Calgary

 
Apr 18, 2017

You like a challenge. An experienced professional communicator, strategic thinker and problem solver, perhaps the Accredited Public Relations (APR) designation is something you've considered pursuing in the past.

Maybe your goal is to expand your network of experienced professionals locally and across the country. Or broaden your knowledge and understanding of the profession, displaying ambition, competence, ethics and leadership. Ultimately you want to put your communications skills to the test.

If any of this sounds like you, this is the right time of year to begin your pursuit of the APR designation.

To pursue accreditation you must:

  • · Be a member in good standing with the Society
  • · Be employed full-time in a public relations position for at least five years
  • · Spend at least half your professional time involved in public relations

The question of readiness is bound to present a stumbling block for busy communicators balancing professional life with the other commitments we have. That's why CPRS developed a self assessment tool. Take 15 minutes to consider what the checklist says about your readiness.

Here’s the link: http://cprs.ca/uploads/Accreditation/ACCREDITATION%20SELF%20ASSESSMENT%20TOOL%20TO%20POST%20ENG.pdf

CPRS also offers support through the rigorous accreditation process, including a handbook with a comprehensive reading list for aspiring APR's. The list is made of up texts suggested by CPRS members, Canadian colleges and universities.

Have a look here:

http://cprs.ca/uploads/Accreditation/Acc%20Handbook%202016.pdf

The application deadline is months away but the handbook and reading list are available now. They offer the opportunity to get a head start on accreditation and insights into practices that will make you a better communicator. Spring really is the right time to renew your commitment to professional development. 

Not sure where to start? Check out these and other tools and information in the CPRS Accreditation section today. And email CPRS Calgary at accreditation@cprscalgary.ca

Mar 20, 2017

The Top 4 Benefits of Joining CPRS

The end of March as Membership Month is fast approaching. Whether you are thinking about joining yourself or you need one last nudge to send that encouraging email to friends and colleagues to sign up, here are the top benefits of joining CPRS.

1) Networking

Networking is arguably the greatest benefit of joining CPRS. As Calgary is one of the largest chapters in Canada, you’ll have no problem finding other professionals to connect with. By coming out to chapter events, you will not only have the opportunity to chat with other members about their careers, but also market your own skills.

“I always encourage new CPRS members to come out to as many events as possible in order to build their networks,” said the Membership Chair of CPRS Calgary, Tammy Schwass. “If you’re looking to expand your career or learn about the profession, the best proponents of PR are the people at events.”

For novice practitioners, the ultimate networking tool is CPRS Calgary’s Mentorship Program. 
Running from September to June, the program pairs current students and recent graduates from public relations and communication programs with seasoned PR professionals. The mentors and their mentees meet throughout the winter and spring in one-on-one meetings and once or twice at meetings with the entire group of mentors and mentees. To learn more, contact this year’s Mentorship and Education Chair, at students@cprscalgary.com.

2) Professional development opportunities

Whether it’s a luncheon, a presentation, or the CPRS National Summit (taking place in Kelowna in May - http://www.illuminate2017.com/registration.html) – CPRS offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities for you to take in over the year.

CPRS Calgary is holding its next event during the lunch hour April 11, 2017, where CPRS National Board President Kim Blanchette, APR, FCPRS, and CPRS Calgary Board President Shawn Davis, APR, will bravely tell the stories of their most memorable PR fails and how they learned to overcome the shame and use the experience to improve their work

In addition to in-person events, CPRS National’s online archive of webinars is another excellent learning opportunity. Based on winning case studies, each webinar is available online and on demand, making it easy for you to scan through the online archive of videos and watch those that pique your interest. https://cprs.ca/prodev/webinars.aspx

3) Local and national volunteer opportunities

Whether you are looking to expand your portfolio in a certain area or collaborate with other PR practitioners, there are many opportunities to get involved locally and nationally. CPRS Calgary Career and Volunteer opportunities: http://cprscalgary.com/careers-volunteers

 “You get out of CPRS what you put in,” added Schwass. “As we are a volunteer-run organization, we are always looking for people who want to get involved. There are many ways to develop your skills; volunteer on a committee, participate on the board of directors, mentor a student, or write an article for the member newsletter. If you see an opportunity to fill a need, speak up!”

4) Lesser known benefits

There is a whole range of additional benefits when you join CPRS, both at the local and the national level. Here are a few worth highlighting! 

Member referral program - One lucrative benefit that comes to mind, because March is Membership Month after all, is the member referral program where current members receive a $100 credit for every new member they refer. The credit can be used toward national conference fees, events, accreditation and more!

Membership directory - They often say it’s not what you know, but who you know. As a CPRS member, you gain access to the names and contact information of CPRS members across Canada. Have a public relations question? You can log on to the CPRS portal, search the directory and contact members for advice.

While these are just a few of the lesser known advantages of joining CPRS, take a look at the Member Services page on the CPRS Calgary site to learn about the full range of benefits catering to members at every stage of their careers.

 With just a few days left of Membership Month, you can join online or contact CPRS about membership or get in touch with your Calgary Chapter Membership Chair, Tammy Schwass at membership@cprscalgary.com.

Mar 9, 2017

Calgary Legacy Scholarship
Deadline: March 30, 2017
Click Here for an Application 

The Scholarship
The $1,000 Scholarship is awarded annually to a student studying public relations/ communications in a recognized program at one of Mount Royal University, University of Calgary or SAIT Polytechnic. In addition, the winner will receive complimentary CPRS membership for year three of his/her study, complimentary one-year bridge/affiliate membership upon completion of study, and complimentary registration for one CPRS Calgary event.
The Candidate
The Scholarship will be awarded to a student in his/her second year of undergraduate study in public relations/communications who has demonstrated an overall understanding of public relations and communications [its theoretical and practical elements, values and principles]. All applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae, a completed application form, letter from their education institute that attests to eligibility and a two-page written submission on “Codes of ethics or professional standards talk about the practice of public relations being in the public interest.  What does that mean to you and why is it important?” 
Criteria 
Enrolled in second year in an undergraduate public relations/communications degree program at either Mount Royal University, University of Calgary or SAIT Polytechnic  Completed first year satisfactorily  Able to demonstrate overall comprehension of public relations/communications, its theoretical and practical elements, values and principles Demonstration of high ethical standards Commitment to a career in public relations/communications 

2017 Susan Francis Prize
Deadline: March 30, 2017
Click Here for an Application

The Prize
This $1,000 Prize is awarded annually by CPRS (Calgary) through the Communications + Public Relations Foundation to a student studying public relations/communications in a recognized program in one of Mount Royal University, University of Calgary or SAIT Polytechnic. To qualify, the student must be in his/her final program year beginning September 2016. Students submitting an application for the Prize will receive a complimentary student membership for their final year of study.
Entries
Entries for consideration by the jury will consist of a public relations/communications campaign proposal created to meet specific organizational objectives.  Topics for entries should be selected from issues that were important to Susan Francis in her career including gender equality, the environment, international development, political action, charity and crisis communication.  The public relations/communications campaign would be implemented to the benefit of a specific organization—the organization must be identified.  The project should contribute to making the world a better place. 

All submissions will be juried against stated criteria and scored for imagination, creativity, and professional understanding of the public relations process and demonstration of ethical standards. There is no length requirement, though students should submit a proposal that meets the criteria above.

 

2017 Susan Francis Prize
Deadline: March 30, 2017
Click Here for an Application

The Prize
This $1,000 Prize is awarded annually by CPRS (Calgary) through the Communications + Public Relations Foundation to a student studying public relations/communications in a recognized program in one of Mount Royal University, University of Calgary or SAIT Polytechnic. To qualify, the student must be in his/her final program year beginning September 2016. Students submitting an application for the Prize will receive a complimentary student membership for their final year of study.
Entries
Entries for consideration by the jury will consist of a public relations/communications campaign proposal created to meet specific organizational objectives.  Topics for entries should be selected from issues that were important to Susan Francis in her career including gender equality, the environment, international development, political action, charity and crisis communication.  The public relations/communications campaign would be implemented to the benefit of a specific organization—the organization must be identified.  The project should contribute to making the world a better place. 

All submissions will be juried against stated criteria and scored for imagination, creativity, and professional understanding of the public relations process and demonstration of ethical standards. There is no length requirement, though students should submit a proposal that meets the criteria above. 

Mar 7, 2017

CPRS Calgary is hard at work to bring our members even more benefits and value than last year. 

Feb 16, 2017

         The CPRS Calgary - Education & Students Committee invites you to participate in our 2016/2017 mentorship program. This program will provide an amazing opportunity for students to connect and engage with esteemed public relations practitioners such as yourself as well as help them navigate their future careers.

 

What’s in it for you as a mentor?

  • Receive accreditation maintenance points (worth one maintenance point/year)
  • Learn more about new technologies/strategies from graduating students
  • Give back to the profession/share your experience with up-and-coming practitioners

          Of course, we can’t forget the table stakes – the mentorship program prides itself in being a platform for mentors to immerse themselves in projects, mentoring, skill-building that is both professionally and academically related, resume building, and interview guidance.

 

What’s the time commitment?

          How much time you and your mentee decide to commit to the project is completely up to you; however, there is a minimum requirement that is set out in the initial mentorship agreement. The minimum requirement entails one face-to-face meeting per month and at least one phone call and/or email each month from both parties. There will also be two networking events throughout the term and a few checkpoint meetings with the mentorship coordinator.

 

          If this sounds like an opportunity that you would be interested in, please reply to Mikayla Kardynal (mrkardynal@gmail.com) with your contact information.

Jan 3, 2017

Welcome to 2017! I hope all members enjoyed some down time with family and friends over the holidays and are ready and energized to take on the New Year.

 

This year, CPRS Calgary will continue to focus on providing value to members as we work to achieve the objectives set out at our 2016 Annual General Meeting. Some of the initiatives that are already underway and will be continued in 2017 include:

 

Increase member feedback and engagement

  • Enhance and consolidate formal communications
  • Align with CPRS National’s editorial calendar
  • Establish sub-committees for each Board portfolio to minimize workload and engage more volunteers

 

Build and maintain financial stability

  • Evaluate event pricing to ensure it remains affordable while still covering costs
  • Utilize a standard event venue to leverage contract pricing

 

Ensure value for money for members

  • Enhance membership surveys to really understand what members want. Keep an eye on your inbox in early 2017 for our membership survey!
  • Provide increased opportunities for members to connect with each other and with the Society throughout the year

 

Develop and sustain efficient and effective Board governance processes and procedures

  • Offer more to the membership by establishing sub-committees that spread out the volunteer workload in each portfolio

 

Increase relevance to all levels of members

  • Hold a combination of lunch-n-learns, case studies and social events and look to our members first for event speakers
  • Find opportunities to partner with members for mentorship of junior members

 

It is a great time to be part of our society! There’s lots to be excited about in 2017 and I look forward to connecting and reconnecting with many of you in the coming months.

 

As mentioned above, we will be sending out a survey to members that will help us gauge engagement and overall satisfaction. Please use this as an opportunity to share your experience, your suggestions and your feedback so we can work toward enhancing the member experience for all. 

 

In the meantime, keep an eye on our website cprscalgary.com to stay up-to-date on local and national events and Professional Development opportunities.

Wishing you all the best as we kick-off 2017!

Shawn

Shawn Davis, MBA, BA Coms, APR
2016/17 CPRS Calgary President

Dec 22, 2016

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, it’s important to reflect on the goals we set for ourselves in 2016.

As President of CPRS Calgary, my primary mandate is to ensure members are getting value from their membership. At our 2016 Annual General Meeting, the Board committed to providing more opportunities for members to connect with each other, and with the Society. Thinking back to the opportunities we offered, I’m pleased with our progress.

In the spring, Cross Wise Communications President, Glenna Cross, kicked-off our events season with a workshop focused on Building Your Personal Brand. This timely presentation focused on standing out in person, online and on paper in today’s marketplace. When a stellar resume isn’t enough to guarantee your dream job, the session offered tips and tricks to help our members stand out.

Our fall and winter seasons were especially busy with social and PD events. Beginning with our annual September Soiree, members re-connected with each other and met the 2016/2017 CPRS Calgary Board of Directors. The Student Networking & Professional Speed Dating event was a fun opportunity for Communications students to meet PR professionals who shared advice and guidance about careers in PR. And our MentorPITCH 2016 event drew practitioner/student duos tasked with building a solution to a real-life CPRS issue, with their unique solutions presented in a dragon's den style pitch competition.

The year rounded out with an APR Information Session for those considering CPRS accreditation. If the APR is in your future, the CPRS National website provides a wealth of information on the accreditation process. This was followed by an exciting Trump vs Clinton event, where members watched and discussed the outcome of the US election. In late November, CPRS Calgary's own Sheridan McVean (who was recently inducted as a CPRS Fellow) hosted an Evaluation Lunch and Learn to review the three O's evaluation method (Outputs, Outtakes, and Outcomes) and the Barcelona Declaration of Measurement Principles. The session was an important reminder about demonstrating the value of PR as a critical business function. 

Finally, the CPRS & IABC Annual Holiday Soiree saw members of both associations network, reflect on the year and take a break from all the hard work that went into 2016. 

I hope all members found these events and PD opportunities as valuable as I did, and I can’t wait for the rest of our program year to begin.

I would like to thank all of our Board members and volunteers who helped make the last six months so successful for CPRS. With so much to be proud of, and even more to look forward to in 2017, I hope you all enjoy this year’s holiday season re-connecting with friends and family.

On behalf of my board colleagues, happy holidays!

Shawn

Shawn Davis, MBA, BA Coms, APR
2016/17 CPRS Calgary President

Nov 24, 2016
Evaluating and measuring public relations efforts is sometimes like spotting the Ogopogo. Each sighting has some similar elements, but there's a lack of consistency in the visual — enough to make it tricky to clearly prove it’s real.
Nov 21, 2016

For any public relations practitioner, evaluation measures the effectiveness of a message, proves the value of the practitioner, and gives insight into how to better communicate with audiences. Few opinions on how best to evaluate have been as widely accepted as the Barcelona Principles.  

Nov 8, 2016

Attention nonprofit communicators - Do you need some hands-on assistance with a public relations project or event this winter?

The Public Relations program at Mount Royal University is recruiting opportunities for students to work with nonprofit organizations on PR projects and events during the winter 2017 semester.

 
Nov 3, 2016

 Does the PR accreditation matter? We asked employers

Experienced communicators across the country often ask themselves an important career question this time of year; is it time I finally pursue public relations accreditation? 

 

Oct 13, 2016
It’s incredible to think that we’re already mid-way through September. Where did the summer go?
Apr 26, 2016

Come Prepared for Glenna’s ‘Chose Your Own Adventure’ Session on Building Your Personal Brand

 
Apr 21, 2016
SAIT reveals first new brand in almost two decades.
Apr 14, 2016
CPRS Calgary wants you on our Board of Directors! We’re looking for experienced communicators, who want to make a difference in our profession to join the CPRS Calgary Board in 2016.
Mar 11, 2016

Less than a Week until WPRF Early Bird Deadline! 

Not only is March Membership Month for CPRS but it’s also a big month for the World PR Forum.

The biggest milestone, March 15th’s Early Bird deadline, is now less than a week away, which doesn’t leave much time for CPRS members to save $200 off regular rates to this year’s Forum.

The 2016 WPRF is shaping up to be one of the biggest global communications events ever, so don’t miss it, or pay more than you have to for it. Tuesday’s deadline won’t be extended, so as a special, limited-time offer, CPRS members can now click here to be invoiced, and defer payment until April 2016!  

We’re also offering great rates for CPRS Student members and Post-Secondary educators looking to attend this year’s Forum – visit our registration page for full details. 

The WPRF has announced an amazing program of world-renowned Keynotes, international speakers, and most recently the Forum’s MC, Catherine Clark, but there are still more announcements to come, including the Research Stream presenters and other panel discussions.   

Stay tuned to TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn throughout March, so you don’t miss any of the big news. 



Mar 2, 2016

MARCH into Membership Month!

 

With the exception of a few frosty days, it feels like YYC’ers are starting to see the end of winter. Spring is officially here in three weeks and what better way begin anew than to join CPRS or encourage friends and colleagues to sign up!

 

Benefits of joining CPRS

In addition to all the great reasons to join CPRS – such as professional development opportunities, complimentary webinars, and the ability to enter the fast-approaching CPRS National Awards of Excellence program – new members will also enjoy:

 

  • Free registration for their first CPRS Calgary event
  • The opportunity to win a complimentary registration for the World Public Relations Forum in Toronto - a $1,525 value
  • A year subscription to the Public Relations Society of America’s Public Relations Tactics newspaper - a $79.10 value

“The month of March is an opportunity for new members to join CPRS and take advantage of additional benefits," said Membership Chair of CPRS Calgary Tammy Schwass. "One new member will win a trip to the National Conference in Toronto and last year's winner was a local member."

Benefits of referring new members

Current members can also reap the rewards of the Member Referral Program. For each new member referred, current CPRS members will receive a $100 credit (up to $800!) toward all national programs and offerings, including membership fees, awards submissions, national conference registration and accreditation fees.

How to join CPRS

There has never been a better time to join CPRS, Canada’s only national association for public relations and communications management professionals. 

You can join online, quickly and conveniently or contact CPRS about membership or your get in touch with your Calgary Chapter Membership Chair, Tammy Schwass at membership@cprscalgary.com.

Get more out of your membership - apply for the CPRS National Awards of Excellence

If you didn’t get the hint above, the 2016 CPRS National Awards of Excellence deadline for award submissions is coming up right away. Entries are due Monday, March 7, 2016 at 9:59 p.m. MT and the online submission process is quick and easy! (Late entries will be accepted until Friday, March 11th, though a $100 late fee will apply.)

 

Dec 2, 2015
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a second year student studying public relations/communications in a recognized program at one of Mount Royal University, University of Calgary or SAIT Polytechnic.  Deadline for application is January 30, 2016 and the winner be notified on or before March 1, 2016.
Nov 18, 2015

As we move into late fall, we are faced with an interesting environment in Alberta – a challenging economy and new provincial and federal governments.  These changes can cause uncertainty and it can affect our day-to-day lives in many ways.  Now, more than ever, it is important to leverage your membership in CPRS and CPRS Calgary to help you navigate through the changes.

CPRS has a multitude of resources that can help you – whether it’s learning and development through our local chapter PD events; enhancing your network by volunteering on a committee and helping your local society remain strong and provide valuable member services; or reaching out to colleagues and sharing information, CPRS Calgary can help along the way.

We have a number of committees that are looking for help to provide valuable resources, services and programming to our members, and there is no better time to get involved.

And don’t forget that now may be the perfect time to enhance your commitment to the profession by embarking on the accreditation process. Accreditation identifies practitioners who have depth of experience and competence in the professional practice of public relations. The deadline for applications for Accreditation is December 1. For newer members to the profession, the Public Relations Knowledge Exam (PRK) tests your knowledge of PR fundamentals, critical thinking and writing skills.

Watch for upcoming events and make sure you take advantage of all the benefits your CPRS Calgary membership offers.

If you have ideas that you’d like CPRS Calgary to consider or have ideas you’d like to share, please contact me, or any of the committee chairs. We are always eager to hear from you!

 

Nancy H. Arab, APR, ABC, FCPRS

President, CPRS Calgary 

Nov 13, 2015

Last spring, we announced that as a part of our new initiative, #YYCPR-Communications for a Cause, CPRS Calgary would provide communications support to the not-for-profit organization, Making Changes Association. Making Changes is a volunteer-based organization that supports women and teenage girls during life transitions and provides them with skills and resources, encouraging their pursuit of meaningful work and educational opportunities. We are working with Making Changes to create an engaging storyline that can be used in all other communications pieces. 

Sep 25, 2015

Early Bird Registration is avalable to CPRS members until October 9, 2015.

Sep 8, 2015

The application process for the 2015 Susan Francis in Public Relations/Communications has been announced.

This $1,000 award is presented by CPRS Calgary to a student in a recognized Public Relations/Communications program at Mount Royal University, The Univesity of Calgary or SAIT.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2015 with the winner announced by December 1, 2015.

Feb 6, 2014
Apply today to be considered for the 2014 CPRS National Awards of Excellence. Winners will be recognized at the 2014 CPRS Awards gala dinner at the CPRS National Conference in Banff on May 27, 2014.
Jan 15, 2014

The early bird registration deadline for the 2014 AB Communications Forum is January 31, 2014.

The 2014 AB Communications Forum takes place at the Calgary Marriot Downtown on February 24th and 25th.

Dec 15, 2013
A student’s experience at the 2013 CPRS/IABC Christmas party
Dec 6, 2013

Applications from second-year students are now being accepted for a $1,000 scholarship offered by the Calgary Public Relations Society (CPRS).

Students at Mount Royal University, University of Calgary and SAIT Polytechnic are eligible to apply.

The CPRS Calgary Legacy Scholarship will be awarded to a student in his/her second year of undergraduate study in public relations/communications who has demonstrated an overall understanding of public relations and communications (its theoretical and practical elements, values and principles).

The deadline is Jan. 15, 2014.

All applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae, a completed application form, a letter from their education institute that attests to eligibility and a two-page written submission on “Are Words, Thoughtfully Crafted, Still a Public Relations Practitioner’s or Communicator’s Most Vital Tool?”

Applications must be sent to the Communications + Public Relations Foundation, Suite 1515, 73 Widdicombe Hill Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, M9R 4B3, or by email to foundation@prmediaconnection.com or by FAX to 416-242-6146. A jury chair and three public relations professionals will review the submissions and determine a successful candidate.

The winner will be notified on or before March 1, 2014.

Click here for a copy of the application form.

 

Nov 22, 2013

Hailey Laycraft, Calgary, is the 2013 winner of the $1,000 Susan Francis Prize in Public Relations, awarded annually to a public relations student in his/her final year of a public relations/communications program at Mount Royal University, University of Calgary or SAIT Polytechnic. 

Oct 30, 2013

CPRS Calgary’s first professional development event of the season discussed The City of Calgary’s successful 3Cs crisis communications model used during the flood.

Oct 15, 2013

Nearly 60 CPRS Calgary members rang in the fall season with much enthusiasm, making for an all-around enjoyable evening at Libertine Public House.

Sep 10, 2013
Public relations/communications students in their final year of study are invited to submit applications for this $1000 award.
Apr 4, 2013

Ryan Ferguson, MRU, is the second winner of the Calgary Legacy Scholarship awarded by CPRS Calgary in partnership with the Communications + Public Relations Foundation.

Apr 1, 2013
Get your application in by April 30, 2013
Aug 21, 2012

The Calgary chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society along with the Communications + Public Relations Foundation have announced the creation of a new scholarship, the Susan Francis Prize in Public Relations/Communications.