TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Canadian Public Relations Society’s Toronto Chapter is celebrating March Membership Month with a Mix N Mingle event on Tuesday, March 6th, geared at welcoming new members to the Society. This FREE event will be held at Lopan (503 College Street) from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Individuals interested in joining CPRS are encouraged to register for the event which features guest speakers, networking games and senior members who can speak to the value of membership.
Speakers include, Blair Peberdy, Vice President, Alectra who will speak to how the society helped build his career: “My CPRS membership was an important tool for me as I built my career, and it still is. I discovered early on that the more involved I became with the Toronto Chapter, the more I got out of it. Today, many of those in my professional network are practitioners who have stayed involved with CPRS over the years. And, by volunteering to work on committees, we were able to develop new management skills outside of our day jobs!”
Charzie Abendanio, Public Relations Specialist at Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, also a speaker at the March 6th event, joined as CPRS Toronto as a student and saw benefits immediately after joining, “My journey from student to professional started when I volunteered for my first event at the Toronto Canadian Public Relations Society. My work with CPRS has allowed me to meet a variety of practitioners in the industry and led me to opportunities from being the Student Steering Committee President to a short stint in Fort McMurray, Alberta. I encourage everyone, no matter what step they are in their career, to take advantage of all the Society has to offer."
March is Membership Month at CPRS, and the Society is offering new members more than 15% off CPRS National dues by waiving initiation fees. Regular/Associate members, use promo code INITPR5. Affiliate members, use AFFPR2.
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, 2018;
- The Public Relations Knowledge (PRK)®Exam, the first standardized national public relations exam across Canada for new entrants to the profession. Next exam is May 26 2018;
- Member-only pricing for the 2018 National Conference in Charlottetown in May;
- 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, 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 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 2,500 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide.