13 June 2008

CDS wins national PR award

Outgoing Chief of Defence Staff General Rick Hillier is the first recipient of the Canadian Public Relations Society's (CPRS) president's award for outstanding public relations and communications management.

Hillier received the award at the CPRS national conference in Halifax, June 10.

In making the award, CPRS president Derrick Pieters said "General Hillier was selected for this honour for his outstanding leadership in communications and excellence in communications management. He has also demonstrated a commitment to two-way communication practices and relationship management."

CPRS represents more that 1800 public relations practitioners across Canada. Members commit to following a code of professional standards. They are dedicated to promoting professionalism in the practice of public relations. CPRS was founded in 1948 and this year celebrates its 60th anniversary. Today, CPRS is a federation of 16 member societies based in major cities or organized province-wide.