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CPRS Calgary benefits from an active membership – both locally and in the national arena. Check back regularly to learn what's happening with member and society news, accomplishments and programs.

CPRS Calgary Professional Development and Events Pulse Check

As we enter the last half of our 2020/2021 program year, we would like to take a pulse-check to ensure we’re meeting the needs and desires of our membership. Thank you for taking 5 minutes to answer this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N6JXXK2?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=2&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9MjKlFfndRjfcbbDTgSkivOj0prORA97D4Py7YqV7bJ2QK716nXqJf3l2vMJ_iLWcyKeldJ1V9I-Tcx1uSh3mFTVKxLmQSdRWKEl2za8KNIZTxMYA&utm_content=2&utm_source=hs_email Survey closes March 1.

7 free stock photo resources that also promote inclusivity

Photography is an integral tool for any communicator. However, most of us struggle with finding quality images that properly show off our content while being inclusive, especially if we’re on a limited budget. And we’re also dealing with a more sophisticated audience – one that can quickly pick out stock photos. You know the photos…

Our holiday wishes for you

By CPRS Calgary President, Gordon Hawker, APR As I draft this annual holiday message, just a few hours after the announcement of increased COVID-19 restrictions, I know that communicators all over Alberta are likely already planning how they will manage and communicate through the next month and beyond. No time to second-guess, no moment of…

The dynamic nature of learning amid COVID-19

Lifelong learning is defined by a self-motivated continuous pursuit of knowledge. When I began researching further education, the traditional offerings turned out to be a fraction of the puzzle. Formal classroom education required significant time, money and sacrifice, but a proliferation of digital courses from colleges and universities made it much more reachable. Organizations like…

Building your professional network amidst the pandemic: thoughts from a student perspective

By Timothy Rose, CPRS Student Member Taking this time to expand your network online or within your education/employment organizations, is more important now than ever. One way to start could be reaching out to someone you do not know who works in the PR/communications field to learn how their world has changed as a result…

Support the communications profession – become a mentor

The CPRS Calgary – Students Committee invites you to participate in the 2020/2021 mentorship program. This program will provide an opportunity for students to connect and engage with public relations practitioners such as yourself to help them navigate the PR industry here in Calgary.   What’s in it for you as a mentor? Receive accreditation…

CPRS Calgary Accredited Public Relations Professionals

By Kimberlee Jones, APR, CPRS Calgary Accreditation Chair It gives me great pleasure to announce  CPRS Calgary’s most recent APRs.  Samantha Peck, APR, Ran Ju, PhD, APR, and Amara Heppell, APR successfully completed the intensive process and were acknowledged at the CPRS Calgary virtual AGM in June and the CPRS National virtual Transformation 2.0 Conference…

New “Member in Transition” pricing helps you keep your membership when you need it most

Over the past few months, CPRS has been instrumental in leading the discussion and providing industry best practices around COVID-19. Now we’re addressing the negative impact of the pandemic on our public relations and communications colleagues. CPRS is proud to introduce a new membership category called Member in Transition, which provides additional support to individuals…

It’s not about the pancakes…

The July 10th Virtual Stampede Breakfast was proof that Community Spirit isn’t cancelled. Kristina Barnes, Manager of Communications and Media Relations with the Calgary Stampede took us behind the curtain to talk about how the Stampede adjusted to adapt to COVID-19. She walked us through the timeline from the realization they would have to cancel…

Applications being accepted for 2020 Susan Francis and Calgary Legacy Scholarships

The $1,000 Susan Francis Prize and $1,000 Calgary Legacy Scholarship 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. The deadline for both scholarships is July 15, 2020 with…