The Canadian Public Relations Society is a proud partner in a new national study to explore the extent to which public relations functions as a profession in Canada. This chapter is helping to promote the study to public relations students and practitioners in our region. The study is being led by Bernard Gauthier, PhD who is serving as President of the Ottawa – Gatineau chapter this year and by David Harmes, PhD, a professor in the Bachelor of Public Relations program at Conestoga College. The survey questionnaire should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and by participating, you will be helping the CPRS enhance the status of PR practitioners in Canada and shaping the way public relations is taught in this country. Please take a few moments to share your perspective on public relations and professionalism.
To participate in the Public Relations and Professionalism study, click on the link below. You’ll be taken to a secure, online survey system. Your answers will be kept confidential at every stage of the study.
Click here to get started on the survey.
PR practitioners who complete the survey can choose to enter into a draw for prizes offered by sponsors of the study:
A free Brand Solution from Meltwater to allow a practitioner to assess media coverage of his or her organization’s brand; and
Free Registration for a practitioner to the 5th Annual Crisis Communications Conference offered by the Crisis Communication Institute.
PR students who complete the survey can also choose to enter into a draw for prizes offered by sponsors of the study:
A one-year student membership in the Canadian Public Relations Society
A $100 VISA gift card offered by the Crisis Communication Institute
Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective. Enjoy the survey and best of luck on the prize draw!
NB for Chapter Administrators: The hyperlink is embedded in the “Click here…” text above. In the event the embedded link does not work, here is the actual URL that will open up the secure survey web page: