CPRS Announces Newly Accredited Public Relations Professionals

Cam McAlpine, APR - PRMedia (CPRS Northern Lights) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Lorne Kletke, APR - Manitoba Lotteries (CPRS Manitoba) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Jennifer Fox, APR - Thornley Fallis Communications (CPRS Toronto) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Susan Evans, APR - Susan Evans Communications (CPRS Vancouver Island) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Hugo Delorme, APR - NATIONAL Public Relations (SQPRP) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Bob Deans, APR - Shalom Village (CPRS Hamilton) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Mona Bartsoff, APR - FortisAlberta Inc. (CPRS Calgary) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Lillian Badzioch, APR - Hamilton Health Sciences (CPRS Hamilton) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Naz Araghian, APR - energi PR (CPRS Toronto) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Andrew Pelletier, APR - Walmart Canada Corp. (CPRS Toronto) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Alexandre Sévigny, APR - McMaster University (CPRS Hamilton) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Chris Shauf, APR - Creative Fire (Saskatoon, SK) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Emma Shea, APR - Communica Public Affairs (CPRS Vancouver) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Brigitte Stock, APR - StockMedia (SQPRP) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

Roxanne Torbiak, APR - Hamilton Health Sciences (CPRS Hamilton) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

TORONTO, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ - 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 2012. This brings the total number of accredited members to 480, representing 28 per cent of the CPRS Membership.

"Becoming Accredited in Public Relations is a significant milestone in the career of a communications professional. It proves a deep commitment to the profession and is a symbol of leadership within the public relations community," said Nancy Hutton, APR, Presiding Officer of the National Council on Accreditation. "From a personal perspective this process provided a unique opportunity to self-assess and validate my own knowledge and skills as a practitioner. The CPRS Accreditation process was definitely a worthwhile venture for me personally and provided many benefits to my corporation."

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 2012 are:

  • Kelly Anderson, APR - City of Hamilton (CPRS Hamilton)
  • Naz Araghian, APR - energi PR (CPRS Toronto)
  • Lillian Badzioch, APR - Hamilton Health Sciences (CPRS Hamilton)
  • Mona Bartsoff, APR - FortisAlberta Inc. (CPRS Calgary)
  • Bob Deans, APR - Shalom Village (CPRS Hamilton)
  • Hugo Delorme, APR - NATIONAL Public Relations (SQPRP)
  • Susan Evans, APR - Susan Evans Communications (CPRS Vancouver Island)
  • Barb Floden, APR - City of Vancouver (CPRS Vancouver)
  • Jennifer Fox, APR - Thornley Fallis Communications (CPRS Toronto)
  • Carly Griffin, APR (CPRS Hamilton)
  • Daniel Hurley, APR - Vancouver Island University (CPRS Vancouver Island)
  • Lorne Kletke, APR - Manitoba Lotteries (CPRS Manitoba)
  • Cam McAlpine, APR - PRMedia (CPRS Northern Lights)
  • Andrew Pelletier, APR - Walmart Canada Corp. (CPRS Toronto)
  • Alexandre Sévigny, APR - McMaster University (CPRS Hamilton)
  • Tara Shand, APR - City of Red Deer (CPRS Calgary)
  • Chris Shauf, APR - Creative Fire (Saskatoon, SK)
  • Emma Shea, APR - Communica Public Affairs (CPRS Vancouver)
  • Erica Silver, APR - Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. (CPRS Toronto)
  • Brigitte Stock, APR - StockMedia (SQPRP)
  • Roxanne Torbiak, APR - Hamilton Health Sciences (CPRS Hamilton)

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 qualify for the accreditation process, 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 public relations.

About CPRS
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. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations. CPRS is a federation of over 1,800 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. For more information, visit our website: cprs.ca.

Image with caption: "Cam McAlpine, APR - PRMedia (CPRS Northern Lights) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24376.jpg

Image with caption: "Lorne Kletke, APR - Manitoba Lotteries (CPRS Manitoba) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24372.jpg

Image with caption: "Jennifer Fox, APR - Thornley Fallis Communications (CPRS Toronto) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24371.jpg

Image with caption: "Susan Evans, APR - Susan Evans Communications (CPRS Vancouver Island) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24377.jpg

Image with caption: "Hugo Delorme, APR - NATIONAL Public Relations (SQPRP) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24373.jpg

Image with caption: "Bob Deans, APR - Shalom Village (CPRS Hamilton) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24374.jpg

Image with caption: "Mona Bartsoff, APR - FortisAlberta Inc. (CPRS Calgary) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24375.jpg

Image with caption: "Lillian Badzioch, APR - Hamilton Health Sciences (CPRS Hamilton) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24369.jpg

Image with caption: "Naz Araghian, APR - energi PR (CPRS Toronto) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24370.jpg

Image with caption: " Andrew Pelletier, APR - Walmart Canada Corp. (CPRS Toronto) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24406.jpg

Image with caption: "Alexandre Sévigny, APR - McMaster University (CPRS Hamilton) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24405.jpg

Image with caption: "Chris Shauf, APR - Creative Fire (Saskatoon, SK) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24408.jpg

Image with caption: "Emma Shea, APR - Communica Public Affairs (CPRS Vancouver) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24409.jpg

Image with caption: "Brigitte Stock, APR - StockMedia (SQPRP) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24407.jpg

Image with caption: "Roxanne Torbiak, APR - Hamilton Health Sciences (CPRS Hamilton) (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130308_C3196_PHOTO_EN_24410.jpg

SOURCE: Canadian Public Relations Society