Looking for a great way to put words into action? Why not consider giving to the newly established Indigenous PR Student Scholarship Fund launched by the CPRS Foundation.
“Now more than ever we need Indigenous people’s voices in our industries, in our workplaces. I’m so incredibly excited to see this investment by CPRS Foundation in First Nation, Metis and Inuit across the country – to ensure our voices and perspectives can help shape and guide organizations for years to come,” says Robert Doane, MBA, Director of Communications, Carrier Sekani Family Services and Canadian Public Relations Society member.
If you donate now, you can double your impact thanks to five industry leading foundational donors who will match dollar for dollar, donations made between now and December 31, 2020. The PR executives making this generous commitment are Bruce MacLellan, President & CEO, Proof Strategies and a past Chair of the Foundation; Dan Tisch, President & CEO, Argyle Public Relationships; Andrew Molson, Chairman of Avenir Global; Lisa Kimmel, President & CEO, Edelman Canada; and Judy Lewis, Co-founder & Partner, Strategic Objectives.
“As of mid-October, some 28 donors have helped us raise almost $5,800 dollars, all of which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by our five foundational donors,” says Anita Wasiuta, board chair, CPRS Foundation. “Please help us raise the final $19,200.”
Donations can be made through the CPRS Foundation website (which links to CanadaHelps.org). Just select “CPRS Foundation Indigenous PR Student Scholarship Fund” from the drop down menu.