About CPRS

Who CPRS is

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.

What CPRS Does

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.
CPRS Manitoba

Established in 1958, CPRS Manitoba provides the benefits of CPRS membership to PR professionals in the province, and works to advance the profession in Manitoba.

Members and Student Members attend monthly luncheons and other events, where dynamic speakers share their knowledge of industry trends and offer their expertise in various aspects of communications. Members can become accredited in public relations to further their understanding and professional growth in this industry, and Student Members can apply for CPRS Manitoba scholarships who are enrolled in full-time academic studies in public relations.

CPRS Manitoba membership consists of a wealth of talented and dynamic individuals who are interested in sharing ideas and experiences with other public relations professionals. We work in public and private sectors, government and educational institutions. The monthly luncheons and networking events offer Members and Non Members the perfect scenario to meet and forge new relationships with people in the industry, and allow Student Members the opportunity to seek advice from seasoned professionals.

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