The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a dynamic organization of public relations professionals practicing in Canada and abroad. Members work to maintain the highest standards within the field and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations.
CPRS was founded in 1948 from two original groups - the first in Montreal and the second in Toronto. In 1953, these became associated as the Canadian Public Relations Society, and, in 1957, the organization was incorporated as a national society.
Today, CPRS is a federation of 14 Member Societies based in both major cities and smaller centres - sometimes province-wide. All Member Societies adhere to the constitution of the National and Member Society.
In cooperation with its regional Member Societies and with like-minded organizations in other countries, CPRS works to advance the professional stature of public relations in Canada and regulates its practice for the benefit and protection of the public interest.
What We Do:
The Canadian Public Relations Society, as a distinct Canadian association, seeks:
to connect all public relations practitioners in Canada and to foster their professional interests,
in cooperation with its regional Member Societies and with like-minded organizations in other countries—to advance the professional stature of public relations,
to regulate its practice for the benefit and protection of the public interest,
to serve the public interest by upholding a standard of proficiency and code of ethics, and by providing ongoing professional development to its members and public relations practitioners across Canada.
Each year, the CPRS’ professional development conference attracts more than 300 participants from across Canada. The event features a combination of keynote speakers and workshops to support professional development in the field of public relations, as well as providing networking opportunities with the top public relations practitioners across Canada in some of the nation’s most beautiful settings.