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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.

Membership Month: Let’s band together as a united professional society now and always

It is more apparent than ever that we are stronger as a united community than separate and apart. Even if that means social distancing and taking precautions to stay safe from the global pandemic that is affecting us all on some level right now. Currently, the world is relying on the public relations and communications…

Why I joined CPRS: A recent PR grad’s perspective

What I learned at the CPRS Speed-Networking event for students on March 11, 2020 It’s Membership Month at CPRS! As a recent PR graduate from Cardiff University in the UK, I joined CPRS as a student member earlier this year. After studying and working in the UK for the past couple of years, I returned…

Politics & PR: Event Learnings

At an event held in late January, three Mount Royal University (MRU) speakers provided a summary of the 2019 federal election, focusing on how changes to the media environment – such as the effects of fake news, foreign influence and new PR strategies – impacted each campaign. A full room of PR practitioners attended the…

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!