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