Truth & Reconciliation Workshop


Location: Regina Multipurpose Room, First Nations University of Canada

Cost: $90 (includes parking and snacks) Parking is in Lot # 12 of the First Nations University of Canada

Cutoff for Registration: Friday, November 16 (seating is limited)


Join us for an afternoon of interactive games, quizzes and the use of humour as we learn more about:

What you will learn:

  • Terminology and stereotypes
  • Demographics
  • Socioeconomic issues
  • Treaty exercises on such topics as residential schools, taxation, education, housing and justice
  • History around The Indian Act
  • Employment (hiring and retention) and workplace protocols
  • How to include in communication strategies and events

This Truth & Reconciliation workshop allows participants to engage in discussions with peers and openly ask questions about Indigenous representation in the workforce, how to keep the Calls to Action top of mind when developing communication strategies or planning special events, and what businesses can do to promote healing and understanding in the workplace. Come armed with your questions to enhance the discussion amongst your communications colleagues!

John Lagimodiere is a well-respected entrepreneur who has facilitated Aboriginal Awareness seminars to a variety of organizations since 1998. John is a member of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan.

Your participation is key to the program’s success. Bring your questions as we discuss incorporating into our day to day communications work!

We will see you on November 19!


Public Relations Knowledge Exam: Your Entry Into Practice

Recent public relations and communications graduates and current junior-level practitioners will soon have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, in written form. The CPRS National Council on Education is in the process of developing the first-ever standardized public relations exam in Canada. The Public Relations Knowledge™ (PRK) exam will be available in classrooms across the country this spring. 

The University of Regina is the PRK exam location in Regina.

Companies that receive a high number of job applications have indicated they look for more reliable methods of assessing prospective and newly hired employees. After successfully completing the PRK exam, individuals will be able to set themselves apart from other applicants with this resumé builder. They will be able to enter the job market with increased confidence and be received with added respect.

To read more about the PRK and watch a testimonial, click here.


CPRS National Conference

The 2019 CPRS National Conference, Evolving Expectations, will be held in Edmonton, AB. 

Next year’s theme will allow us to step back and rethink communications – taking authentic communication from spin to sincerity. It’s a back to the basics approach to the skills we need to evolve and shape the future of public relations.

For other professional development opportunities, please click here.


CPRS 2019 National AGM