Monthly learning sessions continue for March

Each month, the Northern Lights CPRS chapter holds a professional development session over a lunch hour, either to hear from experts in the field or just to toss ideas back and forth.

Our next session will be March 15, at noon. It will be an open discussion.

Joining Northern Lights puts you into a supportive, welcoming professional network of northern communicators and public relations people of all skills and experience. You can learn more about CPRS and how to join our chapter by visiting the Canadian Public Relations website here.

Our monthly Lunch and Learns are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

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December 14 Lunch n’ Learn with Jennifer Siddon

On December 14, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., CPRS Northern Light members are welcome join via Zoom as we welcome Jennifer Siddon as a guest speaker who will talk to us about crisis communications, with some colourful examples from her work.

Northern Lights members will have received an invitation to this event in their e-mails.

Here’s a short bio of her and her work:

Jennifer has made a career out of running towards proverbial fires.  She’s held leadership roles in Corporate Communications for notable Metro Vancouver brands like SkyTrain, Coast Mountain Bus Company, and Transit Police. She’s led Communications and Engagement for high profile major projects including Woodfibre LNG in Squamish, B.C., Cedar LNG in Kitimat, B.C., and the Ontario Line South in Toronto, Ontario.  Jennifer is a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (Vancouver) Senior Leaders Network.  She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, a diploma in Journalism from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and certificate in Communications in a Crisis from the Justice Institute of British Columbia. 

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October 19 Lunch and Learn featuring Rebecca Vaughan

We’re happy to share that we’re starting monthly Lunch and Learn sessions for our CPRS Northern Lights members, and our guest at our October 19 meeting will be Rebecca Vaughan, Communications and Engagement Officer for the City of North Vancouver.

Rebecca will present on our new world of community engagement. She will share best practices and some hot tips on digital engagement tools and on hosting hybrid events.

We look forward to seeing you all on Zoom at 12:00 p.m. on October 19.

Want to learn more? E-mail

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Call for Board Candidates for the National Society

The 2022 CPRS Nominating Committee is looking for members with passion for our profession, who are willing to put their leadership skills to work and lead our National Society.  Make a meaningful difference in your profession and in your community – join the National CPRS Board.

Become part of an amazing group of volunteers who share their time, skills and enthusiasm to grow and sustain the professional stature of public relations in Canada. As a board member, you can play a key role in building and shaping our services, our profession and the success of our society.

Top 10 reasons to join the National CPRS Board

  1. Set the strategic direction and priorities for your Society
  2. Participate in public relations advocacy
  3. Enhance public awareness of the importance of the practice of public relations
  4. Be a voice for your colleagues
  5. Influence public relations education and training
  6. Deepen your leadership experience
  7. Expand your network
  8. Enhance your resume
  9. Earn accreditation maintenance points
  10. Develop friendships and have fun

We need passionate individuals to serve three-year terms as members of the CPRS National Board of Directors.  It is important that candidates understand volunteering for national CPRS service carries a commitment of time and resources.  The Board of Directors meets up to 10 times per year on average; most meetings are by teleconference but 1 – 2 meetings each year may be held face to face.

Read more about this opportunity on the CPRS website here.

Deadline for nominations is July 23, 2022.

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April Lunch & Learn

Connect (virtually) with Northern Lights PR professionals all around the province at our April Lunch & Learn event!

This month, we welcome Kim Hayhurst, owner of the Makerie in Prince George, who will share a PechaKucha presentation on opening a business during COVID, followed by a Q&A.

Not a member? Email to join.

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