March is Membership Month



March is Membership Month!

To celebrate, we’re giving new members more than 15 per cent off CPRS National dues by waiving initiation fees throughout March.

Regular or Associate members should use promo code INITPR5, while Affiliate members should use AFFPR2.

But that’s not the only reason to consider a CPRS membership. For more on our extensive benefits, click here.


Thought Leaders Panel on Brand Engagement & Reputation


Tasked with managing internal and external relationships – not only with the media, but also with customers, clients, and investors – public relations practitioners operate today in open, public arenas that leave little space for the concept of a target audience or a controlled channel.

When crises occur, how do we navigate the steps to save our brand, and the reputation it stands for, while it could be tarnishing before our eyes? As PR practitioners, how do we apply this to our external and internal stakeholder partnerships? How do we leverage a strong workplace culture to be stewards of our brand?

As pointed out in the first megatrend identified in The Elevation of Public Relations, published by Canadian Public Relations Society last year, there is a rising business value associated with reputation, relationships, and communication, which PR practitioners have an increasingly important role in safeguarding.

Join CPRS Manitoba for an in-depth exploration of brand engagement with a dynamic panel of thought leaders who will share their insights.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fireplace Room
Winnipeg Winter Club
200 River Ave.

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Registration, Networking, and Lunch

In case of any dietary restrictions, please contact as soon as possible.

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Panel Discussion

12:45 – 1 p.m. Q & A


  • Life Members
  • Members
  • Students
  • Guests

Please note that these ticket prices may not include fees.

View our cancellation policy here.


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Brews & News: PR Pros Rock The House

Register now!

Thursday, Feb. 22
5 to 8 p.m.
One Great City Brewing Co.

At our next Brews & News networking event, please join CPRS Manitoba for a timely discussion with:

  • Monique LaCoste, bilingual announcer at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics’ team welcome ceremonies at Athletes’ Village, working alongside Sandra Oh and Athletes’ Village Mayors Rick Hanson and Tricia Smith, and French announcer for curling; and
  • Kyle Jahns, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics’ curling and wheelchair curling reporter for Olympic and Paralympic News Services.

Celebrating 30 years as a communicator in 2018, Monique LaCoste spent nearly two decades as a radio and television host and journalist. Since her departure from Radio-Canada in 2005, Monique has worked in communications and media relations roles for several non-profits, including 2017 Canada Summer Games, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, and Université de Saint-Boniface. She is also a sought-after voice-over artist and master of ceremonies, with more than three decades experience hosting countless community events.

Kyle Jahns graduated from Creative Communications at Red River College in 2013, and he has since built his career as a media and communications professional internationally. Kyle is the communications coordinator for Winnipeg Humane Society, as well as a freelance writer for Curling Canada.

Drink to our guests of honour as they recount their experiences for us while we gather round the screen(s) to watch …

{Drawing a blank.}

… men’s semi-final curling live from Pyeongchang!

(What else did you expect?!)

Hope to see you there!

P.S. Admission is free, but attendees will be responsible for their own food & beverage costs.

Jingle & Mingle Holiday Mixer – December 7th!

Kick off the holiday season on December 7th, and connect with your fellow communicators from IABC Manitoba, CPRS Manitoba, and the Advertising Association of Winnipeg!

Featuring a cash wine and beer bar, appetizers, door prizes, music, and free parking!


  • December 7, 2017
  • 5:30 – 8:30PM


  • Balmoral Hall School, 630 Westminster Avenue


  • $20 for members and students
  • $25 for guests

Buy your tickets now!

Upcoming PD Session: Nov 14, Shape a culture of storytelling in your organization

The story is out there.

Join us on November 14 to learn more!

Fostering mutual understanding, trust, and support amongst its stakeholders is one of the greatest challenges of an organization today.

Jennifer Pawluk, communications officer, Balmoral Hall

Public relations professionals have a greater stake in reputation management than ever before. Your voice, in amplifying that of everyone around you, matters. We have a variety of tools at our disposal. Our resources are expanding all the time. Developing strategies in community relations is meaningful work.

Storytelling, in particular, is the most effective strategy Jennifer Pawluk has developed in her work as a communications specialist at Balmoral Hall School.

For more than a century, Balmoral Hall has been committed to empowering girls to pursue …their dreams. Rigorous teaching prepares students for post-secondary success. Emphasizing science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), a curriculum spanning classical studies to 21st-century technology fosters academic excellence.

Jennifer believes that if you seek inspiration everywhere, then you will find it anywhere. This is why she leads by training, advising, and guiding stakeholders in their storytelling efforts. She empowers them to tell their stories. In the words of Dale Carnegie: “To be interesting, be interested.” So let’s do it together.


November 14, 2017
Buchwald Room
Millennium Library
251 Donald St.

12 – 12:45 p.m. Registration, Networking, and Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Workshop
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Q & A

In case of any dietary restrictions, please contact as soon as possible.

Life Members: Complimentary
Members: $35
Students: $25
Guests: $50

Please note that these ticket prices do not include fees.

The registration deadline is Thursday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m.


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Brews & News: Oct. 12, 2017,


At our next Brews & News networking event, please join CPRS Manitoba for a discussion about professional development! We want to hear from you, as members, peers, and students, in our efforts to #elevatePR in Manitoba. What does the future hold for Canada’s public relations professionals? What new challenges are you grappling with in your work? Join our national conversation on the future of PR.

Hope to see you there!

Event Details:

  • October 12, 2017
  • 5:30 – 7:00pm
  • Forth Cocktail Bar
  • 171 McDermott Avenue
  • Admission: Free*


* Note that attendees will be responsible for their own food & beverage costs.

The Hottest Summer in Half a Century: A Case Study of 2017 Canada Summer Games

Join us for an exciting evening discussing this year’s hottest sporting event in Winnipeg!

2 weeks. 16 sports. 250 events. 6,000 volunteers. An estimated 20,000 visitors. High expectations.

Join Sarah Tone, Communications Manager, David Hultin, APR , Communications Coordinator, and Rielle Nault, Web & Social Media Coordinator, as they offer up a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to achieve communications victory at the 2017 Canada Summer games in Winnipeg.

Presentation followed by an opportunity to ask all your questions in a panel discussion.
Event Details:
Wednesday, October 25th
5:30pm – 7:00pm
The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
145 Pacific Avenue (inside the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre)
Appetizers and refreshments will be served
  • Members $35
  • Students $25
  • Guests $50
  • Student Guests $25
Meet our Panelists:
Sarah Tone, Communications Manager

Sarah joined the 2017 Canada Summer Games in 2014, on secondment from her role as Marketing Coordinator at Sport Manitoba. As the communications manager, she collaborated with communications staff and volunteers working in media relations, crisis communications, web and social media, publications, venue development, and special events. A Creative Communications graduate, Sarah has an adoration for sport, entertainment, and the planet, is a dedicated volunteer, and is the event organizer of Between the Pipes: a sponge hockey tournament fundraiser held in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

David Hultin, APR, Communications Coordinator

David joined the 2017 Canada Summer Games via HSC Winnipeg where he brought the rigour of effective, consistent messaging, audience understanding, and reputation management to the hospital’s change projects. Several summers back thanks to a “other duties as assigned’ clause in his contract with the Winnipeg Goldeyes, his alter ego was the Arby’s Oven Mitt as he ran the bases with a pack of kids in hot pursuit! He can be found on the field with a baseball glove or on a sheet of ice with a curling broom when he isn’t chasing his offspring.

Rielle Nault, Web & Social Media Coordinator

Known for being an avid reader, writer, and communicator in both French and English, Rielle’s bottomless curiosity and eagerness to learn drives her communications interests. After discovering the significant power of the digital space, she pursued her studies in Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic Communications at the University of Winnipeg. In July 2016, she was recruited to work for the 2017 Canada Games and just recently finished her 13-month contract as the Web and Social Media Coordinator. You can now find Rielle spending time at the lake planning her next adventure!



2017 Fall Kick-Off Mixer, Sept. 28

Make a whole latte connections at CPRS Manitoba’s fall kick-off mixer!

Please join us on Thursday, September 28, from 7 – 9pm at Fools and Horses, for the first of many networking events this season as we continue to foster professional interest in public relations. Expect meaningful conversation among fellow and future practitioners with proficiency, ethics, and innovation top of mind today. September is Professional Development Month for Canadian Public Relations Society, and, as we develop the highest quality programming in Manitoba, we need your input.

So, stop in and share!

  • Date: September 28, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
  • Where: Fools and Horses, 379 Broadway Ave
  • Cost: $15.00

Get your tickets here.

Notice of the Annual General Meeting

CPRS Manitoba Annual General Meeting

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Public Relations Society Manitoba

Please join us at CPRS Manitoba’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. in room P107 at Red River College, 160 Princess Street, Winnipeg. Register for this free event here. Join your fellow CPRS Manitoba members for a wrap-up of the past year’s activities, a preview of the plans for the coming year, and refreshments. The AGM will be followed by an informal networking event at The King’s Head Pub.