THE FOUNDATION MANAGES A NUMBER OF OFFERINGS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS AND HAS INITIATED NATIONAL FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGNS TO EXPAND ITS SUPPORT TO COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH THAT WILL BENEFIT THE INDUSTRY.
BRENDAN ELLINGHAM BROCK UNIVERSITY’S 2015 LOU CAHILL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Brendan Ellingham, Hamilton, Ontario is the 2015 winner of the $1,250 Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications awarded by Brock University, St. Catharines
Torchia Scholarship in Public Relations/
Inspired by the career of Armand Torchia, Montreal, and established by his family, the Scholarship is awarded to a student entering second year of a public relations/communications program, who best exemplifies the spirit and practice of bilingualism and is studying in one of Canada’s two official languages that is not his/her mother tongue.
Laura Saicane Named the 2014 Torchia Scholarship in Communications Winner
Calgary Legacy Scholarship
This Scholarship is awarded annually by the Canadian Public Relations Society (Calgary) to a second year student in a public relations program at one of Mount Royal University, SAIT Polytechnic or the University of Calgary, who has demonstrated understanding of public relations, its theory and practice, values and principles.
2015 recipient: Lauren Steeves
PRIZES, AWARDS & GRANTS.
Greater Victoria Public Library Grant
Through a gift from CPRS (VI), a public relations book grant is made annually to the library.
SUSAN FRANCIS PRIZE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
Established by the Francis family, Calgary, in
co-operation with CPRS (Calgary), the Prize honours Susan Francis, APR. It is awarded annually to a fourth year student in a program at one of Mount Saint Vincent University, SAIT or the University of Calgary who has submitted a public relations project that will contribute to making the world a better place.
No winner in 2014.
DENIS RACINE BURSARY
Established by the Canadian Public Relations Society (Vancouver Island) to honour the late Denis Racine who was president of both CPRS (VI) and CPRS national, the Bursary is awarded to a CPRS (VI) student member who is studying in a post-secondary public relations program and has completed three or more courses.
2015 recipients: Herkamal Brar, Nanaimo, and Jennifer Beaupre, Victoria
David Milliken Media Communications Award
Established by the CNW Group at Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, this Award celebrates David’s more than 30 years service with Canada Newswire and CNW Group. It recognizes David’s commitment to the important relationship between journalism and public relations. It is awarded to a student in the final year of study in the BPR program who demonstrates this understanding in his/her media relations course or project work.
2014 recipient: - Ashley Haraburda , Toronto, Ontario
Professional Development Grant
Through a gift from CPRS(VI), a grant is made annually to a member of CPRS (VI) to attend the CPRS national conference.
2015 recipients: Peggy Kumala, APR, Victoria, and Maggie Kerr-Southin, Apr, Saanichton
Jack Yocom Public Relations Profile Collection Grant
Initiated by the CPRS College of Fellows and the Communications + Public Relations Foundation, the Profile Collection provides a consistent method of recording the history of public relations in Canada through profiling the personalities who have developed and influenced the practice. The Foundation provides grants to develop the Collection.
Diana and Charles Tisdall Lecture in Communications
Established by the Tisdall family through the Communications + Public Relations Foundation, and in partnership with the Canadian Public Relations Society, the Diana & Charles Tisdall Lecture in Communications demonstrates the societal power and value of public relations.
Charles Tisdall, who died in 2007, was a recognized public relations leader in Canada and the United States having established Tisdall Clark & Partners in the early 1950s. Tisdall Clark became one of the founding members of Canada Newswire and was the majority shareholder until 1986. During his career, he was named one of the world’s 40 outstanding public relations professionals by Public Relations News. Charles Tisdall and his wife Diana were leaders in community service. They were generous of their time to and support of artistic, church, community and charitable organizations. Charles always recognized the importance of education in public relations emphasizing goodwill in the community and an improved understanding of the profession. He encouraged higher standards and accountability among practitioners in addition to increasing overall awareness of the contribution and role of public relations. This lecture furthers that commitment.
2015 - THE SIGNIFICANCE OF COMMUNICATIONS IN BUSINESS SUCCESS
Leadership Expert and Entrepreneur
The McLean Group
Vancouver, British Columbia
Presented in Montreal, Quebec
June 2, 2015
2014 - GAMIFICATION: STRATEGIES AND VISION FOR THE FUTURE
New York, New York
Presented in Banff, Alberta
May 27, 2014
2007 - YOU CAN'T SPIN MOTHER NATURE
Jim Hoggan, APR
President, Hoggan and Associates
June 14, 2007,Edmonton, AB
2008 GETTING KICKED WHILE YOU ARE DOWN - THE TRUTH ABOUT
CITIZEN-GENERATED NEWS & ITS
ROLE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS
Chief Executive, NowPublic
June 9, 2008, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2009 - VISION, MISSION AND LEADERSHIP
- A CEO'S PERSPECTIVE ON COMMUNICATING TOUGH MESSAGES IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES
Chair and CEO, Toronto
Region Research Alliance
June 8, 2009, Vancouver, BC
2010 - COMMUNICATIONS IN A POLICING ENVIRONMENT: IT'S COMPLICATED
Executive Director, Public Affairs
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
June 15, 2010, Regina, SK
2011 - HOW I GOT TO MAYBE
Founder and President,
E-Y-E | The Social Projects Studio
June 7, 2011, Saint John, New Brunswick
2012 - FINANCIAL SECTOR COMMUNICATIONS IN AN UNCERTAIN ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
President & CEO, HSBC Bank Canada
June 12, 2012, Victoria, British Columbia
2013 - 25 YEARS OF STORY TELLING:PERSPECTIVES ON THE SHORT TRIP FROM PR TO NOVELS
Public relations practitioner,
author and founder of
Thornley Fallis Communications
June 10, 2013, Gatineau, Quebec
2006 - THE POWER OF
COMMUNICATIONS IN SOCIETY
June 13, 2006, Niagara Falls, ON
2005 - SUBSTANCE SELLS: ALIGNING CORPORATEREPUTATION AND
Global Corporate Responsibility,
June 16, 2005, Calgary, AB.
Public Relations Research will Shape the Profession Now and in the Future
The world is changing quickly in light of digital technology, globalization, the economy, immigration, the aging workforce and increased demands for corporate transparency. These factors continue to transform how we communicate and build relationships in our daily work, and redefine our industry. Now is the time for public relations practitioners and business communicators to ensure that our profession is well positioned for what lies ahead.
The second Communications + Public Relations Foundation major corporate fund-raising campaign has been launched to support the conduct of original research in 2015/16. The Foundation’s goal is to provide funding for original research that fills crucial gaps in our knowledge of the field -- research that is relevant, reliable, timely and directly related to practice in Canada.
According to Campaign Chair, Norman F. Stowe, Managing Partner, PACE GROUP, Vancouver, "It is essential that corporations and public relations firms support this kind of research not only to advance the profession and contribute to a Canadian body of knowledge, but also to provide decision-making information that will shape the profession now and in the future."
IF CEOs and communications leaders in Canada are to make informed decisions and get full value from their investment in communications and public relations, they need reliable, up to the minute information to set strategic priorities, develop new business, plan workforce and allocate resources. Our research initiatives identify current best practices, trends and issues, new media and technologies that are shaping communications and public relations today and in the future.
The second national campaign will support two more research initiatives and will focus on specific topics such as:
•Analysis and roadmap on how public relations can lead in the paid/earned/social media space
•How organizations and leaders in Canada today create and sustain two-way communications with key stakeholders
•How leading organizations are successfully integrating and communicating purpose with profit
We aim to fund research of national relevance that advances and supports the public relations profession in Canada.
REPORTS RELEASED IN 2014.
DO THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
Conducted by McMaster University (2012/14) and funded by the Foundation, the study is a snap shot in time and looks at the views of entry-level public relations professionals and senior business executives regarding competencies, skills and knowledge needed by young professionals to succeed in today’s demanding and complex public relations workplace. The study team was led by Terry Flynn, PhD.
THE CPRS GAP VIII: CANADA REPORT 2014
Conducted by Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, for the Canadian Public Relations Society and funded by the Foundation, this Canadian study is part of a larger international project that reflects public-relations trends and practices. The international study includes USA, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand in addition to Canada. Results of the international study, coordinated by the University of Southern California, will be released in September in Madrid, Spain by the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management. The study team was led by Amy Thurlow, PhD.
To contact the Communications + Public Relations Foundation for more information:
Karen Dalton, APR, CAE
Communications + Public Relations Foundation
4195 Dundas Street West, Suite 346
Phone: (416) 239 7034
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