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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 President’s Message: Farewell, awkward teen years. Bring on the roaring 20s!

From economic woes to fake news, the 2010s have certainly brought a range of challenges and awkward moments for each of us, for our profession as a whole, and for our professional association at the local and national level. But as the saying goes, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Through a whirlwind of…

APR Application Deadline is Dec 1: Why you should apply, and how to do it.

The APR Designation – Do it for yourself! If you have five or more years of experience, we strongly encourage you to consider the value and importance of achieving the Accredited in Public Relations (APR)® designation. The APR has been a respected measure of professional experience and competence in the field of public relations for more than…

He said, she said: Perfectly Matched

Andrea Collins, APR, FCPRS, and Dat Huynh, then a third year student in Mount Royal University’s public relations program were matched in the CPRS Calgary mentorship initiative in October 2018. Andrea and Dat were kind enough to provide their perspectives on their experience, while including some tips for mentors and mentees considering the program.

Mentorship Program Benefits Mentors and Mentees

Join the 2019/2020 Mentorship Program CPRS Calgary invites you to participate in the 2019/2020 mentorship program. This program will provide an opportunity for students or new practitioners to connect and engage with established public relations practitioners to help them navigate the PR industry in Calgary. The mentorship program is a premier platform for new and…

Happy Birthday CPRS – 60th Anniversary Video!

  Check-out our 60th Anniversary video that  premiered at our Celebration event on April 26th!

Voices of Experience – The Value of Membership

As members of CPRS Calgary for over three decades, Sheridan McVean and Diane Rennie have seen plenty of changes, on both a local and a global level. Amidst the ups and downs of the Calgary economy and the technological shifts in the field of public relations, however, there have been some constants, one of them…

Tune-in on YouTube

    CPRS Calgary is now live on YouTube. Click on the YouTube icon on the top right corner of the website or click here. Check out the channel and subscribe today!

Calgary Legacy Scholarship

Here’s your chance to make a difference! At CPRS Calgary’s 50th Anniversary, we proudly established the Calgary Legacy Scholarship. This $1,000 annual scholarship supports a student member of CPRS Calgary entering second year in a recognized PR program at either Mount Royal University, the University of Calgary or SAIT Polytechnic. Ten years later, we still…

Congrats APRs!

    We are proud to announce that Calgary had five successful APR candidates out of the 21 across the country this year! Congratulations to Calgary members Tracie Feist APR; Peter Ryan, PhD, APR; Cassie Naas, APR ; Gina Teel, APR ; Laura Worsley-Brown APR. For more information see  CPRS’ National announcement  

President’s Update – December 31, 2018

Dear Members, As 2018 comes to a close, we have positioned our Society well for a strong 2019. PD & Events Attendance at our recent Holiday Party with IABC Calgary was excellent, with many new faces attending from CPRS. We also had a large turnout at our last PD event, which was a breakfast event…