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Join CPRS to get the full benefits of a national association dedicated to communications and public relations

Blog post by Heather Olynick, Membership Chair for CPRS Manitoba, and Communications Officer at St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.

Join CPRS in March

If you, or someone you know, have considered joining the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS), March is the month to do it!

It’s Membership Month at CPRS and we’re offering new members some special perks. When you join CPRS between March 1 and March 31, you’ll:

  • receive a 12-month subscription to PRSA’s Public Relations Tactics; and
  • be entered to win a complimentary registration for the World Public Relations Forum in Toronto.

Here are a few more great reasons why people join CPRS:

  • Complimentary webinars: Monthly professional development webinars are offered as an exclusive member-only benefit
  • Professional development: CPRS Manitoba hosts monthly luncheons, Brews ’n PR News evening get‪-togethers, and offers volunteer positions on the Board of Directors. These opportunities open the door to professional skill development, career learning, and knowledge transfer;
  • The CPRS Accreditation program: where members demonstrate their experience and commitment to the public relations profession and receive their APR® designation;
  • The Public Relations Knowledge (PRK)® Exam: the first standardized national public relations exam across Canada for new entrants to the PR profession;
  • Mentoring: members of CPRS Manitoba can join a mentorship program aimed at new professionals, experienced practitioners, or peer-to-peer learning;
  • Member-only pricing for the World Public Relations Forum in Toronto in May.
  • Ability to enter the National Awards of Excellence program in 2016. (The deadline to apply for entry of exceptional public relations and communications management campaigns is March 7, 2016.)

And there’s more! Check out the full list of benefits here.

I encourage you to get involved with CPRS, Canada’s only national association for public relations and communications management professionals.

You can join online, quickly and conveniently, or by contacting CPRS about membership.

Heather is the Membership Chair for CPRS Manitoba, and has been member of CPRS for the past five years. She works at St. Boniface Hospital Foundation as their Communications Officer.