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This month, local societies across the country are celebrating Membership Month, the crown jewel of our annual recruitment efforts, which we use to foster continued growth and diversity within the Society. So, over the next few weeks, you’ll be reminded of all the great reasons to make yourself #CPRSproud this year.
The cornerstone of those reasons being of course our national conference. We’ve moved this year’s event to the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, June 16-18, so we hope to still see all of you in Edmonton. It’ll be worth the trip because Evolving Expectations 2019 will have a fantastic lineup of keynote and workshops. So if you join CPRS during Membership Month, do it by the March 15 Early Bird deadline to be able to save $225 on your registration.
Besides registration, you can also save this month by taking advantage of our other member-exclusive offers. Members save almost fifty per cent on Awards of Excellence entries, which are due tomorrow, and can also win a free conference pass with the Member Referral contest. Finally, new members automatically receive free subscriptions to PRSA’s Strategy and Tactics magazine, which amounts to an almost $100 savings!
But, as much as we all love saving money, that’s just the start of the benefits and opportunities that come with your membership. So, in spirit of Membership Month, I’d like to dig a little deeper and discuss the other reasons to put joining CPRS at the top of your March to-do list.
In case you missed our earlier announcements, the CPRS national conference has seen a few changes lately. Due to a series of un-expected events, Evolving Expectations 2019 is now set to take place, June 16-18, at Edmonton’s Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. We hope our new dates and location work just as well for all delegates and we look forward to seeing everyone this June.
Until then, visit us online to see everything else that’s been announced so far, including this year’s growing list of
Then, as soon as you’re up to speed, don't forget to register to attend before Friday, March 15 to lock in that Early Bird rate!
- Ritu Bhasin, LLB, MBA, President, bhasin consulting
- Bruce MacLellan, APR, FCPRS LM, CEO, Proof Inc.
- Jeff Silvester, Co-founder and COO, AggregateIQ
- Alicia Wanless, PhD Researcher, Kings Centre for Strategic Communications
Because this time of year can be a bit hectic, we’ve decided to leave this year’s Awards of Excellence entry window open a bit longer. Both CPRS members and non-members are encouraged to send in their best work from the past two years for consideration in any of our
18 categories until Friday, March 8 at 11:59 p.m. (ET) without penalty.
Following Friday’s deadline, all entries will be subject to a $100 late fee up until Friday, March 15, 11:59 p.m. (ET), at which time no further entries will be accepted.
Good luck to everyone who enters this year!
CPRS members who’d like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of their fellow members are reminded to submit their free Major Award nominations by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on March 29.
Contact us today to learn more about any of our
10 Major Award categories, including this year’s newest award, the
CPRS Entrepreneurial Leadership Award, made possible by Proof Inc., CEO Bruce MacLellan, APR, FCPRS LM.
This year’s PD webinar series just keeps getting better. Visit the Bill Rees Learning Centre today, cprs.ca/learn, to learn more about and register for these upcoming presentations:
If you’d like to be part of this year’s lineup, get in touch with us today!
Each month, local societies across the country offer CPRS members and their fellow practitioners some of the best Professional Development and networking events around. Read all about the upcoming events below or visit the local society nearest you to see what’s in store.
CPRS Vancouver (March 14)
Has Fractured Journalism Made Your PR Tools Ineffective?
SQPRP (March 19)
Cocktail du printemps
CPRS Toronto (March 20)
Membership Month Drive Event
CPRS Manitoba (March 22)
Staying Strong: Crisis management lessons learned in the midst of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy
CPRS Vancouver (March 26)
CPRS Vancouver Island (April 16) April Happy Hour
Have an event you’d like to promote? Send us the details and we’ll include it in our next edition and in our listings of events across the country.
The CPRS Job board is a great tool for those looking for their next big break to find openings across the country, and where employers looking to recruit the best talent can post jobs themselves.
Here are the newest Public Relations and Communications Management jobs that have been posted since our last issue.
Senior Communications Advisor - Town of Oakville
Communications Specialist - District of Saanich
Sr. Director, Member Communications & Marketing - Ontario Medical Association
Director, Strategic Communications - City of Brampton
Sr. Director, Corporate & Public Affairs - Ontario Medical Association
Manager, Brand and Digital Media - AGLC
Manager, Issues and Stakeholder Relations - AGLC
Communications Specialist - The Region of Halton
Communications Specialist - Bayer Inc.
Communications Officer - Sunnybrook Foundation
Manager, Internal Communications - SGI
Vice President, Advancement – Alberta University of the Arts
Community Liaison, Fraser Valley – Trans Mountain
Click here to visit local CPRS Society Job Boards.
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