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.
Chairman & CEO
An eminently qualified businessman and highly regarded community leader who is also a Fellow of the Canadian Public Relations Society
Strategic Planning New Business Development Public Relations Social Media Marketing Communications Marketing Strategy Entrepreneurship Business Strategy Social Media Marketing Fundraising
Senior level, award-winning, communications professional with extensive experience in the Energy Sector
Energy Conservation Sustainability Reporting Crisis Communications Lean Manufacturing
30 years of experience in communications and marketing as a communications specialist, manager/director and consultant
Corporate Image/Reputation Management Corporate Branding and Positioning Creative Campaigns and Project Management Stakeholder Consultation/Communication
Principal & Strategist
Everett Martin is a passionate ambassador for ethical public relations, and the principal strategist at his own PR practice.
Strategic Communications Corporate Social Responsibility Reputation Management Issues Management Crisis Communications Media Relations Stakeholder Engagement Community Investment Strategy Corporate Communications Communications Planning Brand Management Social Media Marketing Marketing Communications
Carla S. Shore, APR, FCPRS has worked in the communications field for more than 20 years.
Strategic Communications Media Relations Press Releases Communications Planning Speech Writing Social Media Marketing Reputation Management Internal Communications
28 years of experience in the public service in a number of senior public relations and policy positions
Media Relations Media Relations Tactics Crisis Communications Strategic Communication Issues Management Community Relations
Director of Communications, Prairie Region
Derrick Pieters was President of the CPRS from 2007 - 2009.
Strategic Communications Crisis Communications Media Relations Media Strategy Government Information Administration
Ginny Jones is an accredited public relations practitioner and the President of Acuity Options.
Corporate Communications Change Management Culture Change Marketing Communications Strategic Planning Communications Planning Event Management
Retired public relations and communications practitioners (healthcare)
Before retiring in April 2015, Pierrette was involved in the healthcare field for over 35 years.
Stakeholder Engagement Writing and Editing Healthcare Education
Communications Lead, Process Improvement Program
Colleen Killingsworth was President of CPRS from 2005 - 2007.
Strategic Communications Media Relations Internal Communications Corporate Communications Crisis Communications Communications Planning Reputation Management Marketing Communications Message Development
Industry Experience (1)
- Public Relations and Communications