Full member

Elevate your career through membership

CPRS OttawaGatineau is dedicated to providing exceptional value to experienced public relations professionals through our robust membership offering.


In order to be a full CPRS member, you need to be employed in public relations or teach or administer a public relations course.

Membership Benefits

Build your career

  • Network with a diverse group of PR professionals at local events
  • Join a committee to gain valuable experience and portfolio pieces
  • Obtain your APR accreditation
  • Join the membership committee to meet new members
  • Mentor an accreditation candidate
  • Meet potential employers, employees and clients
  • Participate as a local or national director to develop your leadership skills
  • Enter a submission into the national awards program


  • Attend professional development events on a variety of topics
  • Ask for guidance from other members
  • Read the CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau member newsletter
  • Attend national and local conferences, workshops, seminars and panel discussions
  • Take advantage of CPRS National’s free and discounted online publications, including:
    • CPRS Membership Directory
    • Accreditation Handbook
    • Fundamentals of Public Relations and Marketing Communications in Canada
    • The Public Relations Strategist (PRSA)
    • Public Relations Tactics (PRSA)
    • PR Week


  • Attend local professional development and social events at significantly reduced member rates
  • Register for the annual national conference at deeply discounted member rates
  • Participate in CPRS National’s discount programs, including: Law Assist, UPS Canada member program, and Perkopolis.