Supporting Storytellers at the Library

Since 2001, the Canadian Public Relations Society of Vancouver Island (CPRS-VI) has made it easier for public relations professionals to stay current in their field through annual grants to the Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) for the purchase of publications for the the library’s public relations collection.

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Your History – The Importance of Corporate Archives 

Corporate archives can be a powerful tool for public relations practitioners. Your “brand heritage” can evoke a nostalgic emotional response, provide insight into current discussions and inform decision-making, and inspire future initiatives.

My experience at WPRF2016, Toronto

By Yalda Ahmadi As I sit back and reflect on the World Public Relations Forum 2016 (WPRF2016) in Toronto, I realize what a great time I had there! I can still feel the thrill of being in the game and rubbing shoulders with the best and brightest in the industry. The Canadian Public Relations Society […]

Local Members’ Work Recognized Nationally

CPRS-VI members Susan Evans APR and Jen Morgan had their work recognized  at the joint Canadian Public Relations Society and Global Alliance Comm Prix Awards Gala on May 31, 2016 in Toronto. Their submission Island Health magazine won a Gold Award of Excellence in the Best External Publication category. “Congratulations to Susan and Jen for […]

A Member’s First Impressions

By Brendan Wright As a relative newcomer to Canada, I’ve been looking to make connections and get involved in Victoria’s community. When a current member mentioned CPRS-VI, I knew that it was for me. Despite this, I was a little nervous attending its Annual General Meeting on May 18 – as a brand new member […]

Elana Ilott: Want to prove you’re ready?

By Elana Ilott My path to public relations came in the way of a mid-twenties career change. A few months into my first job in public relations, I learned about the Public Relations Knowledge (PRK) exam, which offered me a welcome opportunity to build on my academic achievements and demonstrate my capabilities. For me, the PRK […]