CPRS Announces Newly Accredited Public Relations Professionals
January 28, 2011
Toronto - The Canadian Public Relations Society Inc. (CPRS) is pleased to announce that 21 public relations professionals from across Canada successfully completed the requirements for becoming accredited Members of CPRS in 2010. This brings the total number of accredited Members to 497, representing 28 per cent of the CPRS Membership.
On behalf of the National Council on Accreditation, I would like congratulate the newly accredited members of CPRS, said Richard Sparkes APR, FCPRS, Presiding Officer of the National Council on Accreditation. Achieving Accreditation demonstrates a commitment to the practice of public relations and communications. It creates a level of standards for the profession and adds to its credibility.
The APR is the highest global professional standard of excellence in public relations. Employers and clients hiring public relations practitioners with an APR are getting leaders in public relations that are recognized in and outside of the profession for their knowledge, experience, expertise and ethics.
Public relations professionals who received their APR in 2010 are:
Thérèse Beaulieu APR Ottawa, ON
Diane Bégin APR Edmonton, AB
Cecilia Bloxom APR Edmonton, AB
Liliana Busnello APR Milton, ON
Yanik Deschênes APR Montréal, QC
Joanne Fortin APR Montréal, QC
Kathleen Garrett APR Toronto, ON
John Kageorge APR White Rock, BC
Danielle Kelly APR Toronto, ON
Tim Kydd APR Regina, SK
Patti Lauzon APR Windsor, ON
Jilda Lazer APR Toronto, ON
Sharon Little APR Oakville, ON
Nancy MacMillan APR Toronto, ON
Diane Riddell APR Ottawa, ON
Aimée Savard APR Toronto, ON
Kristen Scheel APR Ottawa, ON
Gisèle Shaw APR Oakville, ON
Sharon Shore APR Vancouver, BC
Samantha Thompson APR Oakville, ON
Victor Vrsnik APR Vancouver, BC
To become accredited and earn the Accredited Public Relations (APR) designation, a candidate must engage in specialized studies, pass rigorous written and oral examinations, and submit a detailed work sample. To even qualify to take the CPRS accreditation examination, a candidate must have earned a solid reputation of integrity and high ethical standards while completing a minimum of five years of full-time employment in the field of public relations.
Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice, management or teaching of public relations and communications. Members work to maintain the highest standards and share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations. CPRS is a federation of over 1,800 members across 16 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. For more information, visit our website: www.cprs.ca.For more information contact
Canadian Public Relations Society
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