Connect with your professional community

CPRS OttawaGatineau is dedicated to providing exceptional value to members through a variety of benefits catering to every stage of their careers – at both the local and national level.

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 member newsletter
  • Attend national conference workshops, seminars and panel discussions
  • Take advantage of online resources at
  • Read Public Relations Tactics and Public Relations Strategist (optional member subscriptions)


  • Attend local professional development and social events at significantly reduced member rates
  • Register for the annual national conference at deeply discounted member rates

Overview of Membership Types and Benefits

 National MemberNew Professional Member (Affiliate Member)Student Member
You areFull time public relations professional for more than seven years.Employed full time less than two years in public relationsEnrolled in a college or university program
Annual fee$466.60 $238.95$55
Access to membership directory
Discount on local events
Access to local mentorship program
Free registration for webinar series (five per year)
Discount on national conference registration ($600)
Eligible for APR Accreditation (national)
Eligible for PR Insurance Program (national)
Access to national resources (webinars)
Eligible to apply to CPRS Awards program