Twenty-one PR Professionals Achieve Accredited in Public Relations (APR) Designation from Canadian Public Relations Society

 

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is pleased to introduce Canada's newest accredited public relations professionals. Twenty-one CPRS members from across Canada successfully completed the requirements to become accredited in public relations (APR) members of the Society in 2015. The newly accredited professionals will be recognized in front of industry peers and an international audience on the first day of the World PR Forum in Toronto, Ontario, May 29-31, 2016.

The accredited in public relations (APR) designation is a voluntary certification program for public relations professionals. It identifies practitioners who have depth of experience and competence in the professional practice of public relations. The program involves a rigorous evaluation of the skills needed to practice public relations and measures experience and strategic thinking. CPRS members must also demonstrate an understanding of the ethical practice of public relations and adhere to the CPRS Code of Professional Standards.

"The APR designation is a mark of professional achievement and the individuals who receive the APR have validated their expertise and knowledge with their peers," said Celia Sollows, APR, Presiding Officer of the CPRS National Council on Accreditation. "We are proud to have these great communicators join the growing ranks of accredited professionals who demonstrate a commitment to the ethical and expert practice of public relations in Canada."

The APR, the highest global professional standard of excellence in public relations, has been recognized around the world for more than 50 years. Once earned, the APR designation distinguishes professionals as leaders in the industry who are committed to the highest professional standards.

Members of the Canadian Public Relations Society who attained accreditation in 2015 are:

Clay Adams, APR
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority 
(Vancouver, BC)
CPRS Vancouver

Elizabeth Anne Bak, APR
Equion Marketing Ltd.
(Mississauga, ON)
CPRS Toronto

Tracy Bell, APR
Ambulance New Brunswick
(Moncton, NB)
CPRS New Brunswick




Eloi Courchesne, APR
Eloi Courchesne, Commun. et
relations publiques
(Montréal, QC)
SQPRP / Québec

Chris Forrest, APR
Adfarm               
(Calgary, AB)
CPRS Calgary

Ariane Gauthier, APR
NATIONAL Public Relations
(Montréal, QC)
SQPRP / Québec




Stacey Hunter, APR
Halton Region
(Hamilton, ON)
CPRS Hamilton

Kimberlee Jones, APR
KJM Marketing
(Calgary, AB)
CPRS Calgary

Nikki Luscombe, APR
TVO
(Toronto, ON)
CPRS Toronto




Andrea MacLean, APR
Bruyère Foundation
(Ottawa, ON)
CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau

Patricia MacNeil, APR
Provincial Health Services
Authority
(Vancouver, BC)
CPRS Vancouver

Kyle Marr, APR
City of Calgary
(Calgary, AB)
CPRS Calgary




Anne McInerney, APR
Revolution Strategy
(Saint John, NB)
CPRS New Brunswick

Hélène Perrault, APR
Hydro-Québec Équipement et
services partagés
(Montréal, QC)
SQPRP / Québec

Vel Snoukphonh, APR
Hamilton Health Sciences
(Ancaster, ON)
CPRS Hamilton




Tara Sprigg, APR
City of Guelph
(Guelph, ON)
CPRS Hamilton

Myrna Stark Leader, APR
City of Regina
(Regina, SK)
CPRS Regina

Christine Szustaczek, APR
Sheridan College
(Oakville, ON)
CPRS Hamilton




Carrie Trembinski, APR
Revera Inc.
(Burlington, ON)
CPRS Hamilton

Dan VanKeeken, APR
The King's University
(Edmonton, AB)
CPRS Edmonton (President)

Sarah Zimmerman, APR
Northwest Community College
(Terrace, BC)
CPRS Northern Lights

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.

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

Image with caption: "Clay Adams, APR, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610189.jpg

Image with caption: "Elizabeth Anne Bak, APR, Equion Marketing Ltd. (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610195.jpg

Image with caption: "Tracy Bell, APR, Ambulance New Brunswick (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610219.jpg

Image with caption: "Eloi Courchesne, APR, Eloi Courchesne, Commun. et relations publiques (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610197.jpg

Image with caption: "Chris Forrest, APR, Adfarm (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610185.jpg

Image with caption: "Ariane Gauthier, APR, NATIONAL Public Relations (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610181.jpg

Image with caption: "Stacey Hunter, APR, Halton Region (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610213.jpg

Image with caption: "Kimberlee Jones, APR, KJM Marketing (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610201.jpg

Image with caption: "Nikki Luscombe, APR, TVO (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610207.jpg

Image with caption: "Andrea MacLean, APR, Bruyère Foundation (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610176.jpg

Image with caption: "Patricia MacNeil, APR, Provincial Health Services Authority (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610209.jpg

Image with caption: "Kyle Marr, APR, City of Calgary (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610203.jpg

Image with caption: "Anne McInerney, APR, Revolution Strategy (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610179.jpg

Image with caption: "Hélène Perrault, APR, Hydro-Québec Équipement et services partagés (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610199.jpg

Image with caption: "Vel Snoukphonh, APR, Hamilton Health Sciences (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610221.jpg

Image with caption: "Tara Sprigg, APR, City of Guelph (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610216.jpg

Image with caption: "Myrna Stark Leader, APR, City of Regina (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610205.jpg

Image with caption: "Christine Szustaczek, APR, Sheridan College (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610187.jpg

Image with caption: "Carrie Trembinski, APR, Revera Inc. (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610183.jpg

Image with caption: "Dan VanKeeken, APR, The King's University (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610193.jpg

Image with caption: "Sarah Zimmerman, APR, Northwest Community College (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160201_C7394_PHOTO_EN_610211.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Bryan Sparks, Communications Specialist, CPRS National, 416-239-7034, bsparks@cprs.ca


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