March Membership Month kicks off with a night of networking and prizes to encourage new members to sign up
TORONTO, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society's (CPRS) Toronto Society is celebrating March as Membership Month with an event today geared towards welcoming new members to the Society. The event will be held at the PROOF Bar at the InterContinental Hotel on Bloor (220 Bloor St W) from 6:00 p.m. The evening will feature an overview of all the benefits of membership of CPRS, as well as networking and the opportunity to speak to senior members who can discuss the value of membership.
"Being a member of CPRS has opened up a number of doors to me and enabled me to significantly expand my professional network," commented Jenny Shin, Co-president of CPRS Toronto Chapter and owner of Milestones Public Relations. "The PR industry is thriving in Toronto and staying ahead of the curve in knowing the latest trends and tools is critical for every practitioner. Being an active member of CPRS allows me to continuously learn and keep my knowledge current."
"Finding likeminded people to bounce ideas around, and more experienced people to learn from, is what keeps me coming back to CPRS," said Michelle Dias, Director of Membership, CPRS Toronto, and Marketing Manager, PR and Communications for IHG. "The diversity of the membership ensures there is something for everyone, no matter what sector you work in, what age you are, or at what stage your career is at. The CPRS Toronto family is giving, passionate and always there for each other. I look forward to meeting everyone this evening."
March is Membership Month at CPRS, and the Society is offering new members who join before March 31 twelve free issues of the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) Strategies and Tactics magazine; a $100 value. In addition, for existing members who refer colleagues, not only can they earn up to $800 in referral credits, but also get the chance to win a free full conference pass to #EvolvingExpectations, the CPRS' national conference being held in Edmonton, Alberta June 16-18.
Here are a few more great reasons to join CPRS Toronto:
- The CPRS Accreditation program, where members demonstrate their experience and commitment to the public relations profession and receive their APR® designation. Application deadline is December 1, 2019;
- Member-only pricing for the 2019 National Conference in Edmonton in June;
- Complimentary webinars – Monthly professional development webinars are offered as an exclusive member-only benefit;
- Professional development and engagement opportunities with local or national boards, committees, task forces and special CPRS initiatives - These opportunities open the door to added professional skills and career learning, mentorship opportunities and knowledge transfer.
Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a not-for-profit association of professionals dedicated to the practice, management and teaching of public relations and communications. Comprising 14 local societies, CPRS' mission is to build a national public relations and communications management community through professional development and accreditation, collaboration with thought leaders, a commitment to ethics and a code of professional standards, advocacy for the profession, and support to members at every stage of their careers.
SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society
For further information: For all media inquiries: CPRS Toronto, Michelle Dias, Director of Membership, 416 886 4873, [email protected]