CPRS Health Academy

Just over two years ago, the Health Care Public Relations Association (HCPRA) became part of CPRS and the Health Care Academy was created. Since then there has been a lot of behind-the-scenes work to take membership for CPRS members in the health sector to the next level.

Here is a summary of the next steps being implemented:

  1. Currently, CPRS has two health-related professional categories in the membership directory: Health category and the Health Care Academy (former HCPRA members). At its meeting in November, the CPRS Board approved combining these two categories to create the Health Academy. The National Office will implement this step by the end of January 2018. (If you wish to be associated with another category, just contact the National Office.)
  2. The CPRS Board approved the creation of a Health Academy Council to implement the strategic communications plan for the coming year, including planning PD events for Health Academy members. This Council will engage the more than 100 CPRS members who work in the health sector, and encourage other health sector public relations practitioners across the country to consider joining CPRS.
    We are looking for a few volunteers to be part of the Council, which will meet about six times a year by conference call. If you are interested, please reach out to one of us. Terms of reference for the Health Academy Council are available.

Together, we want to create a health sector community of practice for collaboration, networking and learning. And we welcome your involvement. The more you put into it, the more you get out of it.

Please send us your thoughts and ideas for the CPRS Health Academy and consider getting involved. You will be hearing more from us – and we look forward to hearing from you too!

Christina Marshall, APR
Vivant Communications
Presiding Officer, CPRS Health Academy Council

Jane Adams, APR
Brainstorm Communications
CPRS Board member

Member Login:

The CPRS National Office recently sent HCPRA members new website login information. Click here to use your new login to access member-only content.

Membership Directory:
Your new CPRS membership provides you with access to the CPRS Membership Directory, a full listing of CPRS members across Canada in each of the 14 local Societies. Use this searchable and downloadable document to connect with colleagues across Canada.

Archived Webinars

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    Shift Happens...Through Effective Engagement
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    Game On! Make your mission possible
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    VCH True North – Picturing the Possibilities

Click HERE to access all archived webinars.

News Releases

CPRS is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) that will benefit members in the Health  sector.   All CPRS members who work in direct health services and are part of the new Health Academy will be eligible to join the Health Academy Section of PRSA. CPRS has a similar partnership with the Counselors Academy special section. The new benefit comes into effective June 30, 2016 and will be accessible through CPRS.


Message from the HCPRA Executive:

HCPRA and CPRS - Together

Oct. 22, 2015 - News Release:
CPRS/HCPRA Integration Creates Association of Choice for Public Relations Practitioners in Canada