Conference Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Monday Evening Event Sponsor

Marketwired™ is a social communications leader offering best-in-class news distribution and reporting and state-of-the-art social media monitoring and analytics. Founded in 1983, Marketwired has always been a company of firsts- first to deliver news releases automatically to registered recipients and first to provide a multi-featured desktop client interface. We put the power of influence to work for our clients—integrating search engine insight and social media intelligence into press release distribution on one convenient social communications platform.

Since the birth of the corporation, companies have often struggled to manage information, engage stakeholders and attract customers. In today's business world, corporate complexities have rendered these same problems to be more intricate than ever. Here at OPIN, we believe we can solve these problems through leading open-source technology, project management and a seasoned understanding in how people use the Internet. Our engagement platform Highpoint has been able to capture ideas, share expertise and engage diverse stakeholder groups at any level of the organization.

Silver Sponsor

CNW Group
CNW Group is the nation's number one resource for time-critical news and information from more than 10,000 sources coast to coast and around the world. Public companies, associations, unions, not-for-profits, municipal, provincial and federal governments all rely on CNW Group’s unique multi-media communication services and networks to effectively send their messages to newsrooms, the financial community and the public. The CNW Group web site is the most frequently used and most widely accessed full-text news release site in Canada. CNW Group is also a national leader in audio/video webcasting, enabling thousands of communication professionals to broadcast their news and information in real-time around the world.

CNW Group's communications technology goes well beyond electronic news distribution. CNW Group also assists its clients in achieving their goals by providing innovative services to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their communications, and to target their key audiences.

Established in 1960, CNW Group is a leading and legitimate part of Canada's journalistic and financial reporting processes, recognized in all major newsrooms and financial institutions as a key element in the dissemination and receipt of timely information directly from source. CNW Group operates bureaus in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax. CNW Group's wholly owned subsidiary CNW Telbec operates offices in Montreal and Quebec City.

Strategic communication & design sponsor

Studio Forum Inc.
Forum is a communication and design company focused on creating strong connections that engage your audience, create impact and contribute to your bottom line. It starts with an open forum approach that includes you at every stage in the process. We do this by combining smart thinking with analytical tools, creativity with strategy, and industry expertise - yours and ours. The outcome - impressive results and fresh design.

Connect with us: | | @studio_forum

Conference Photography Sponsor

The Canadian Press is Canada's most trusted news source and leader in providing real-time, bilingual multimedia content for online, mobile and emerging platforms. For more than 95 years, our 250+ journalists have delivered news stories, photos, graphics, audio and online video, plus news coverage from The Associated Press, to daily newspapers, radio and TV stations and websites. Clients depend on The Canadian Press for reliable, accurate and fast coverage, written and edited according to the standards set for the industry by The Canadian Press Stylebook.

PR, communications and marketing professionals also rely on our complete suite of services to effectively deliver their messages, captivate their audiences and be proactive:

PHOTO & VIDEO ASSIGNMENTS & DISTRIBUTION: The Canadian Press Images provides experienced, reliable photographers and videographers to shoot your events and projects quickly. Our global network of 300+ photojournalists and video journalists capture attention-grabbing, "media-style" images that maximize your chances of pickup.

REAL-TIME WIRE MONITORING: Get a heads-up with email alerts of Canadian Press Wire stories affecting your organization BEFORE they hit the headlines, giving you the power to anticipate opportunities for coverage, ensure your spokespeople are prepared when the media call, and mitigate potential crises. We also offer TV news and social media monitoring.

CONTENT MARKETING: We feed continuously updating news, photos and videos to your websites and digital screens to keep audiences engaged with your brand and coming back for relevant content.

Talk to us about your needs and ask about our FREE trials or special discounts for CPRS conference delegates! | 416-507-2166.

Bronze Sponsor

Diana and Charles Tisdall Lecture Sponsor


The McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management (MCM) Program offers professional communicators and communications managers like you a unique opportunity to earn a postgraduate degree while continuing to earn a living.

Offered by McMaster University in partnership with Syracuse University, the MCM offers you the best of Canadian and American public relations and communications management education.

Specifically designed with you in mind, the MCM allows you to balance work and life while building a powerful network of lifelong friends and colleagues.

That's your MCM advantage.

Education Grant Provided by:

The originator of the Diana & Charles Tisdall Lecture in Communications, the Communications + Public Relations Foundation works with partners through the gifts of individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations to develop and implement educational initiatives focusing on the value and power of public relations.


Fifth Story, a News Canada company, has over 30 years of experience in storytelling, and specializes in the five key elements of content marketing – insights, production, distribution, measurement and analysis. We help communications professionals engage their target audiences through compelling, multi-platform content, and amplify their key messages through paid, earned and owned channels. Discover our work and solutions at

Awards Champagne Reception Sponsor


NATIONAL is the largest public relations consultancy in Canada with offices in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, New York and London. The firm offers corporate communications, investor relations, public affairs, public consultation and participation, marketing, technology and healthcare communications services to a broad range of leading corporate, government and institutional clients. Internationally, the firm is affiliated with Burson-Marsteller.

Conference Supporters


MediaMiser is a leading provider of media monitoring and analysis software and professional services for organizations of all sizes.

Through innovative web-based and mobile solutions, MediaMiser reduces the time and effort it takes to gather, analyze and distribute valuable business intelligence extracted from traditional and social media sources. For organizations that prefer to outsource, MediaMiser also provides detailed analysis reports and daily media briefings through an expert client services team.


Cision offers PR and marketing professionals an all-in-one platform for engaging, monitoring and analyzing traditional media and social media channels across Canada. Our solutions provide instant access to important data and insights that will help you make better decisions and improve campaign performance.

Translation Services

English to French translation for all your PR needs

Carbon Neutral Conference Sponsor

Trees Ontario's Forest Recovery Canada Program Planting the Forest of the Future About Trees Ontario
  • Forest Recovery Canada (FRC) is a national tree-planting program, administered by Trees Ontario, dedicated to innovative and leading-edge forestry practices.
  • FRC works with local tree planting agencies to promote and execute large-scale tree planting activities on public and private lands across Canada.
  • Large, contiguous forests are essential for species migration, climate change adaptation, ecosystem health as well as employment and economic prosperity.
  • Long term planning and support is essential to building the capacity of forest restoration programs that facilitate the maintenance and enhancement of our natural environment.
  • We are thrilled to partner with the CPRS for its National Conference. It's the perfect opportunity to plant trees in the nation's Capital in honour of you, 500 of the brightest professional communicators in the country.
  • Over their lifetime, the CPRS Forest of the Future will help sequester carbon; enhance and diversify the landscape; help us to withstand climate change; improve wildlife habitat; conserve soil and water, moderate temperature extremes and reduce the effects of storms; and provide local economic opportunities.
  • Trees Ontario is the largest not-for-profit tree planting partnership in North America. Since 2004, Trees Ontario and its partners have planted more than 13 million trees in Ontario and across Canada.
  • s a charitable organization, we rely on the financial support of donors, organizations, foundations and government to support our tree planting mission. Learn more at
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