Canadian Public Relations Society

Canadian Public Relations Society Canadian Public Relations Society

4195 Dundas Street West, Suite 346, Toronto, M8X 1Y4, ON, CA


The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is an organization of men and women who practice public relations in Canada and abroad. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations.

CPRS was founded in 1948 from two original groups - the first in Montreal and the second in Toronto. In 1953, these became associated as the Canadian Public Relations Society, and, in 1957, the organization was incorporated as a national society.

Today, CPRS is a federation of 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. All Member Societies adhere to the constitution of the National and Member Society.

In cooperation with its regional Member Societies and with like-minded organizations in other countries, CPRS works to advance the professional stature of public relations and regulates its practice for the benefit and protection of the public interest.

The Canadian Public Relations Society, as a distinct Canadian association, seeks:

- to group all public relations practitioners in Canada and to foster their professional interests
- in cooperation with its regional Member Societies and with like-minded organizations in other countries, to advance the professional stature of public relations
- to regulate its practice for the benefit and protection of the public interest
- to serve the public interest by upholding a standard of proficiency and code of ethics, and by providing ongoing professional development to its members and public relations practitioners across Canada.

We believe that the ethical and strategic practice of public relations and communications management makes a positive contribution to the profession, our employers and to the communities we serve.




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Experts (22)

Carleen Carroll APR, FCPRS

Carleen Carroll APR, FCPRS

Strategic Communications and Government Relations Consultant

One of Canada's leading municipal communicators building trustworthy relationships and great public policy through two-way communications

Strategic Communications Planning Relationship Building With Stakeholders Public Relations Best Practices Brand Identity and Brand Management Public Consultation and Community Engagement Government Relations and Advocacy Media and Presentation Coaching Issues and Crisis Communications

Mark LaVigne

Mark LaVigne


Develop your PR and media relations strategies with a creative communications specialist who understands both sides of the “media fence”

Strategic Media Relations Media Event Planning and Management Media Training

Carol Panasiuk APR, FCPRS LM

Carol Panasiuk APR, FCPRS LM


Seasoned professional communications strategist empowering clients by guiding improvements to their communications.

Media Training Marketing and Communications Strategies Reputation Management Crisis Communications Effective Business Writing

Joel  Levesque, APR, FCPRS

Joel Levesque, APR, FCPRS


Independent public-affairs counsellor specializing in strategic communications and government-relations management

Strategic Communications Communications Training Crisis Communications Media Relations Government Relations

Gordon K. McIvor, Ph.D.

Gordon K. McIvor, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Distinguished leader in the Canadian public relations and communications industry with a wealth of first hand experience

Strategic Communications Planning Media Relations Government Relations Corporate Public Materials Corporate Social Responsibility Governance Issues Bilingual Communications Campaigns City Building and Public Real Property Development

Jean  Valin

Jean Valin


Fellow CPRS, Principal of Valin Strategic Communications. Founding member and past chair of the Global Alliance.

Advocacy for Pr Strategic Communications Reputation Management Government Relations Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholder Engagement Marketing Communications Transparency in Communications Ethical Communication

Eric  Bergman,BPA, APR, ABC, MC, FCPRS

Eric Bergman,BPA, APR, ABC, MC, FCPRS


Canada's most credentialed and experienced media training professional

Crisis Communication and Issues Management Crisis and Issues Management Presentation Skills Training Working With Reporters Managing Polarization Media Training Crisis Communication Public Speaking

Robyn Quinn

Robyn Quinn

Principal Consultant

The excitement and challenge of creating meaningful connections is a specialty for this public relations problem solver and visionary

Strategic Communications and Marketing Natural Resource Communications Reputation Management Crisis Communications Donor and Volunteer Development Event and Protocol Management Community Engagement Strategies Content Management

Ange  Frymire Fleming, APR, FCPRS

Ange Frymire Fleming, APR, FCPRS


Ange Frymire Fleming has been working in public relations and communications since 1986

Fostering Alliances With Key Stakeholders Developing Newsworthy Awareness Campaigns Procuring Sponsorships/Long-Term Partnerships Building Profile Through Corporate Responsibility Sustainability and Community Relations Communications Pieces & Collateral Material Community Development Crisis Communications Planning Key-Message Development Building Profile Through Social Marketing Platforms

Janet E. MacMillan

Janet E. MacMillan


Janet serves as lead strategic counsel to a number of the Firm’s clients.

Strategic Planning Stakeholder Engagement Corporate Communications and Crisis Issues Managemet

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