Recap of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility: working in a world where PR and CSR meet

When your organization deals in alcohol, marijuana, or gambling, communications and corporate social responsibility are bound to collide. And it’s not just about reputation. From substance use to gambling, the government-owned enterprises that oversee these activities in British Columbia share a dual responsibility to both promote their product and the public best interest....more

CPRS Vancouver launches "cPRsips" as its newest event series

As programming for fall 2018 kicks off, CPRS Vancouver is excited to launch “cPRsips”, a new event series that aims to bring local PR practitioners together for casual and genuine conversation amongst peers, focused on a current issue or hot topic....more

A Community-lived Life

On June 14, 2018, CPRS Vancouver celebrated another year at its Summer Social and Annual General Meeting. It has been my honor to serve as President of this Chapter for the last 2 years, and to sit on the local Board of Directors for the past 5 years....more

Social Listening: Upcoming Professional Development Event!

Gaylene Macdonald (VP of Digital, Canada West, for Edelman), Fiona Burrows (Assistant Director, Community Relations for Simon Fraser University), and Robert Willis (Manager of Social Media and Digital Content for TransLink) share their tools, tips and tricks for social listening....more

In case you missed it: 3 key takeaways for communicating the opioid crisis

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, I joined a full house of communicators gathered together to explore the opioid crisis through a panel discussion: “Humanize, don't stigmatize: communicating the overdose crisis”. Moderator Am Johal was joined by panelists Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer; Davis McKenzie, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, First Nations Health Authority; Garth Mullins, Activist, Writer, Broadcaster and Musician; and Jon Woodward, Investigative Journalist with CTV Vancouver/W5. The four panelists’ diverse backgrounds promised and delivered a dynamic discussion....more