Society Blog

Feeling the love
Tuesday, Feb 7 2017  
If you’re like me, you are so ready for winter to be over. Maybe it’s the grey days, the holiday-hangover or just the general winter malaise, but I’m looking forward to spring. But rather than wish the next few months away, I’m determined to focus on what’s good about February and the great things...

CPRS supports call for ethical public communications
Friday, Jan 27 2017  
The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is adding its voice to the global community of communications professionals calling for a renewed focus on ethical public relations. Recent events in the U.S. have positioned “alternative facts" as a potential function of high-level public and media relations. In response, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has issued a statement condemning the...

New year, new you
Tuesday, Jan 10 2017  
Happy 2017! I hope the New Year finds you rested, healthy and ready to take on whatever challenges, goals or resolutions you’ve set for yourself.  I love the New Year, the opportunity to set goals and try new things. I am a habitual resolution-maker and I find I can usually manage to see at...

Making a list, checking it twice!
Tuesday, Dec 13 2016  
Happy holidays everyone! With just over two weeks left in the year, most of us are busy tying up loose ends to get ready for the holidays (all while trying to figure out where the year went!) But before we escape for the winter break and say goodbye to 2016,...

Lest we forget
Tuesday, Nov 1 2016  
  This time of year, my mind always turns to my former colleagues at Veterans Affairs Canada as they work to commemorate the sacrifices made by our veterans for over 100 years in communities across Canada. Truly one of the highlights of my career was working with the Veterans Affairs team on the 90th Anniversary...

Six weeks left! Submit your APR application by Dec. 1st.
Tuesday, Oct 18 2016  
By Denise Corra. Accreditation Council member. The deadline to apply to become an APR in 2017 is fast approaching. The APR process has evolved in recent years and now includes an enhanced work sample criteria that offers an opportunity for PR educators and PR degree and diploma graduates to apply. There’s also a new APR...

Gratitude
Tuesday, Oct 4 2016  
As Thanksgiving approaches, what are you thankful for? For me there are the obvious things like health, family, friends, the opportunity to earn a living doing what I love, a crazy dog and a good glass of wine. That co-worker who helps you figure something out (these days it’s my...

September already?
Tuesday, Sep 6 2016  
OK, where exactly did the summer go? It seems like just last week we were basking in the Toronto sun and welcoming the delegates of the 2016 World Public Relations Forum. Now I’m hunting for sweaters and digging out the slow cooker and trying not to look at the Christmas decorations on display...

Build Your Career this Fall
Wednesday, Aug 10 2016  
After a pretty soggy Stampede, summer has finally arrived in Calgary! And while the days of the ‘summer shutdown” seem to be long behind us,  I can definitely feel the pace relaxing enough to enjoy the warm evenings, a lunch-time walk here and there and the anticipation of vacation later...

R-A-C-E out of the Spin
Wednesday, Jul 13 2016  
It happens all the time. You’re invited to a meeting on a project that is already completely baked, flaws and all, to ‘polish it up’ or ‘put a positive spin on it’. And, oh yeah, it’s got to go out tomorrow. So you hold back the sighs and the eye-rolling, try...

Get Involved and Take advantage of Your Membership
Wednesday, Jun 15 2016  
When I first submitted my application to the CPRS in 2003, I was nervous I wouldn’t be accepted. Even though I had worked in media relations and communications for more than 10 years at the time, I was never really sure I would fit in with a professional association. I...