Membership Benefits

Membership in the Canadian Public Relations Society provides exceptional value at every stage of your career. CPRS Members have access to exclusive professional development, networking, accreditation, award, affiliation benefits, and more.

Professional Development

The Edmonton Chapter of the CPRS hosts professional development events approximately every month that are excellent opportunities to meet your colleagues while you get valuable information that helps you improve your communication skills. CPRS also hosts an annual National Conference which provides unique educational and networking opportunities with public relations and communications management professionals from acrossCanada. 

Other professional development opportunities include: one-day regional conferences, webinars and partnered events. CPRS members have access to Member rates with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) including their Professional Interest Section events. Visit the PRSA website for a list of professional interest sections and their upcoming events at CPRS agency members may join the PRSA Counselors Academy, which provides opportunity to improve counselling and firm management skills with a variety of professional development activities including annual conferences, publications, online resources and a powerful worldwide peer network.


As a member of CPRS, you’re part of an extensive national network of professionals, spanning a wide variety of sectors and representing a broad base of knowledge and expertise.


CPRS Members are eligible to become Accredited in Public Relations (APR), an industry standard for measuring professional excellence in public relations. This
designation is designed for professionals with more than five years experience in the field.


The CPRS Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding achievement in a comprehensive public relations project or program. Get more details on our awards page.


Through affiliation with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Global Alliance, CPRS Members have access to exceptional resources and opportunities to connect with professionals from around the globe.



Online directory of members in good standing listed by Local Society, alphabetically, and by industry category for easy reference.


A special Member rate to the quarterly publication focusing on strategic issues in public relations.


A special Member rate for an award-winning monthly newspaper that delivers practical, how-to information by a public relations practitioner.

For more information about joining CPRS Edmonton, contact our membership chair at or visit the CPRS National website.