Richard Truscott Awarded CPRS Lamp of Service for commitment to Canadian Public Relations Society

TORONTO, May 29, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) named Richard Truscott, MBA, APR, Vice-President, B.C. and Alberta, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the recipient of the 2016 CPRS Lamp of Service. Truscott was recognized for his dedicated service to CPRS and the public relations profession. Today, he was presented with a framed certificate on the first day of the World Public Relations Forum in Toronto, ON.  

"I am humbled by being recognized by my colleagues and peers in the public relations profession. It's a truly rewarding experience. I've always said I get way more from CPRS than I give. I challenge other members to get involved and volunteer their time and expertise," said Truscott. "To paraphrase an American president, ask not what your professional society can do for you, but what you can do for your professional society."

Truscott has been a member of the Society for more than a decade, serving on the CPRS National Board of Directors and as elected National President (2012-2014) during that time. The CPRS Major Awards Committee nominated Truscott for his commitment to improving relationships between the National Society and the 14 Local Societies through his work on CPRS membership and several Society Task Forces over the past two years.

The CPRS Lamp of Service is awarded to a CPRS member whose personal activities and/or leadership and dedication have resulted in the advancement of the Society. It is the first of several noteworthy CPRS awards to be presented during the World Public Relations Forum. The Major Awards recognize exceptional involvement in the public relations profession and candidates are nominated by peers.

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:


SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

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For further information: Karen Dalton, Executive Director, CPRS National, 416-239-7034,

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