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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Anne
dc.descriptionIn 1948, Montreal public relations personnel discussed the idea of forming an association to advance the skill, status and knowledge of public relations work. Under Gordon Hume, they formed the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS). The same year, Jack W. Lawrence headed the formation of the Public Relations Society of Ontario (PRAO). In 1953, Stuart Richardson of Montreal along with Leonard Knott, Duncan Campbell and Monty Berger met with PRAO President Ken MacGillivray, Bryan Vaughan, Jack Brockie and Jack Lawrence. They voted unanimously to amalgamate the 2 societies. The Society of British Columbia joined in 1957, followed by Manitoba in 1958. Saskatchewan and the Atlantic Provinces joined in the 1960s. Under President Harvey Adams, a Code of Professional Conduct was incorporated into the CPRS Constitution. In 1968, it was resolved that accreditation should be implemented. A National Office was established in 1970. Under the leadership of Charles Tisdall, a Communications and Public Relations Foundation was established in 1979. The Canadian Public Relations Society, Inc. (CPRS) represents 1,800 public relations practitioners in 16 Member Societies throughout the country. The Society offers professional accreditation in public relations (APR), professional development and education programs. It is affiliated with various colleges and universities as well as networking opportunities.en_US
dc.description.abstract95 cm. (2 1/2boxes) containing correspondence, press releases and publications pertaining to the Canadian Public Relations Societyen_US
dc.subjectPublic Relations -- Canadian Public Relations Society -- Leonard L. Knott -- The Counselor -- Monograph -- Rapen_US
dc.titleCanadian Public Relations Society Fonds, 1955-1990 (non-inclusive)en_US

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