WHO WE ARE
The Communications + Public Relations Foundation, established in 1979, is a recognized, not-for-profit, charitable organization that: is committed to increasing public knowledge and awareness of the role of public relations and communications through support to educational initiatives and conduct of original communications research; promotes the advancement of public relations and communications as a vital function in society; and is dedicated to the public interest.
HOW YOU CAN BECOME INVOLVED
Consider a gift to the Foundation to support one or more of its many initiatives. You might make a bequest to the Foundation in your will to support communications education or research; you might, in collaboration with others, establish an award, scholarship or educational offering in memory of public relations pioneers or honour a current leader in the profession. We can help you with ongoing management and funding. Your ideas and suggestions are most welcome. Any new initiative requires the donation of gifts to support its launch. Or, you may make a gift to our annual campaign using your credit card. You can support any of our scholarships and awards, our annual lecture, or original communications research. Please donate now.
WHAT WE DO
We work with partners through the gifts of individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations to develop and implement educational initiatives that focus on the value and power of public relations. We:
- accept gifts toward the development of scholarships, awards, lectures, publications and the conduct of original communications research;
- issue income tax receipts for all gifts;
- encourage the establishment of educational initiatives to honour public relations practitioners.
2015 RUTH HAMMOND SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ANNOUNCED
Toronto, November 24, 2015
Katherine Baird, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is the 2015 winner of the $1,000 Ruth Hammond Scholarship, awarded annually to a public relations student in his/her final year of the Bachelor of Public Relations program at Mount Saint Vincent University (The Mount), Halifax.
ASHLEY HARABURDA WINS THE DAVID MILLIKEN MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
Toronto, November 18, 2015
Ashley Haraburda, a fourth year Bachelor of Public Relations (BPR) student at Humber College, Toronto, is the winner of the second $1,000 David Milliken Media Communications Award.
PUBLIC RELATIONS PIONEER RUTH F. HAMMOND DIES
Toronto, October 22, 2015
Ruth Hammond, APR, ABC, FCPRS(H), D.Hum.Litt(H), didn’t just understand newspapers, public relations, the importance of education and people, she truly understood why mentoring women to achieve in business was essential.
BRENDAN ELLINGHAM BROCK UNIVERSITY’S 2015 LOU CAHILL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Toronto, June 3, 2015
Brendan Ellingham, Hamilton, Ontario is the 2015 winner of the $1,250 Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications awarded by Brock University, St. Catharines
To contact the Communications + Public Relations Foundation for more information:
Karen Dalton, APR, CAE
Communications + Public Relations Foundation
4195 Dundas Street West, Suite 346
Phone: (416) 239 7034
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