Independent Consultants

In entrepreneurial Calgary, it is no surprise that so many CPRS members are independent public relations consultants – offering a wide range of experience and expertise to a variety of organizations.

As a CPRS-member independent, you can improve your PR operations, business development and profitability by connecting with other CPRS independent practitioners in Calgary. We call ourselves the Indy Group.

Our purpose is to enable collaborative peer relationships in which meaningful business counsel, operational best practices and industry trends can be shared and gained. Here’s an overview of the benefits, with details on other pages in this section of the site.

Free Consultant Listing

We help you grow your business through an exclusive listing in our “Find A Consultant” online directory. As a member of Indy Group you can post a short description of your practice – it’s one more way clients can find your services.

Professional Development

Learning is a major part of growing your business. Indy members facilitate three to four in-person learning events a year to help our members grow their business acumen and professional skills. Some of our past programs have included:

  • You, Your Business, Your Life – a half-day conference focusing on branding, social media, networking, and lessons from the consulting trenches
  • Personal Branding
  • Can you keep a secret – a behind the scenes look at the Royal Visit
  • Insurance – what do you really need? A look at professional and medical insurance
  • Evaluating social media
  • Contracts – what you should know
  • Indy i-Cademy – making sense of Apple (and other) technology


Indy participation offers both in-person and virtual opportunities to network with other independent practitioners. Find out who is doing what, what others have found to be effective, locate a colleague to team with on a project – all this is yours and more by networking with your Indy colleagues.

CPRS Insurance Programs

The Canadian Public Relations Society has partnered with LMS PROLINK Ltd to offer insurance solutions tailored to the public relations industry. The following insurance programs are available exclusively to CPRS members. Enjoy significant savings on premiums for:

  • Professional Liability/Errors & Omissions Insurance
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance
  • Property Insurance
  • Group Benefits Plan
  • Disability

Resources for Business Intelligence

Our resource page connects you to information and services that small business owners need. Topics include articles, business development resources, business resources and associations.

Interested in learning more?

If you are interested in joining our small but powerful group of CPRS-member, independent consultants, have an idea for a topic, or wish to volunteer with our group, contact the CPRS Calgary Membership Director.