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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:

For more information contact:
Wattshala Chantha
Communications Coordinator
Canadian Public Relations Society
Phone: 4162397034

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