TORONTO, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society
(CPRS) named Jane Allison, APR, FCPRS, Manager, Community Partnerships,
The Hamilton Spectator the 2014 recipient of the CPRS Mentor of the Year Diamond Jubilee
Award. Allison was recognized for exemplifying the critical role that
mentoring plays in the advancement of the public relations profession.
She accepted her certificate at the CPRS National Awards Gala on May 27
in Banff, AB.
"Being a mentor is great for both parties - we both feel great about the
process," said Jane Allison. "I had great mentors when I was starting
out - still do - and it made a real impact on me and my career. I love
the idea of paying it forward."
The Mentor of the Year award, established to celebrate CPRS' 60th Anniversary, recognizes the outstanding effort of an accredited public
relations practitioner who consistently and actively mentors public
relations practitioners to advance in their careers. The award
recipient demonstrates a commitment to speaking to post-secondary
students, encouraging internships in the workplace, fostering exemplary
relationships in the profession and serving the profession.
"I have known Jane for six years, both as a public relations student and
through the CPRS Hamilton Society," said Christina Jean Pierre,
Allison's nominator for the award. "She is an active participant of the
Mentorship program, and her level of involvement and contribution
demonstrates Jane's leadership style and ability to be a role model to
The Mentor of the Year Diamond Jubilee Award was one of several Major
Awards presented at this year's awards gala. The Major Awards recognize
exceptional involvement in the public relations profession and
candidates are nominated by peers.
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 more than 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: "Jane Allison, APR, FCPRS (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140605_C8684_PHOTO_EN_41128.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Public Relations Society
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