Title Sponsor of Conversations 2013

Sponsor of conference workshops and the National Awards of Excellence Gala

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.

Gold Sponsor

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.

The Intersol Group is a team of consulting and facilitation. Drawing on 25 years of experience, we have developed meaningful face-to-face and online engagement approaches. Whether the focus is consultation, strategy, change, culture, or performance, Intersol helps achieve shared goals by applying strategies tailored for your context and your people.

Silver Sponsors

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.


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! sales@thecanadianpress.com | 416-507-2166


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 treesontario.ca/programs/frc

Bronze Sponsors

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.


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.


Plenary Speaker Sponsor


Cision offers PR and marketing professionals an all-in-one platform for engaging, monitoring and analysing traditional media and social media channels across Canada. A seamless solution that has been designed by PR professionals for PR professionals, CisionPoint provides instant access to important data and insights that will help you make better decisions and improve campaign performance


Visual Conference Journal Sponsor


Do you want a more engaged, collaborative and innovative workplace? Living Tapestries spark and capture interactions in a way that boosts your capacity to think, learn, and apply what you know to achieve the results you want. Living Tapestries offers services such as meeting design and facilitation, graphic recording and community collaboration.


Conference Graphic Design Sponsor


Accurate is an Ottawa-based creative agency specializing in digital and print communications. Our ultimate goal is to listen, create and deliver—to become part of our client's team and to help them reach their full potential. It's what we believe, it's what we live everyday and it's what we deliver. We help small and medium businesses, associations and governments maximize their potential with our creative, results-driven ideas.

Adding Accurate to your team means extending your communications and marketing team by 22 professional graphic designers, web developers, project managers and communication strategists. We've been providing creative services to local and national clients for over two decades. From our humble beginnings in a small studio in 1988, our team and capabilities have grown to what we are today—a team deep in creativity whose passion for strategy, design and technology is matched only by our passion to serve you.


Sponsor of Conference Advertising and Promotions Services


Chabo Communications & Design is an expert in brand imaging, advertising campaigns, marketing analysis and develops a variety of snappy tools for different media (print, television and radio).

Founded in 1996, Chabo Communications & Design is a young and innovative design, communication, advertising and public relations firm.

We adopt a personalized approach to respect our customers individual resources and needs. In collaboration, we will evaluate your needs, and propose integrated and tailored solutions. We adopt a realistic financial approach that take into account your resources and we share with you progress reports.


Translation Services

English to French translation for all your PR needs



The Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists™ is a dynamic Canadian company that develops innovative sponsorship programs for corporations, brands and sponsors as well as sponsor properties in the areas of not-for-profits, professional and amateur sport organizations, government agencies and government operations, charities, events, member associations, tournaments and conferences. The company is highly specialized and is seen as a leader in this rapidly growing sector. Their mission is to provide their clients with a unique sponsorship proposition that is tailored to meet their particular needs; this proposition will produce results that deliver a measurable return on investment. www.partnershipgroup.ca.

Pewter Sponsors


We understand that happy clients and happy people go together. Our owner-managed business model creates the sweet-spot for both client service and positive work environment. We focus on quality and take a steady, long-term approach to build the best partnerships with clients.

Quality standards matched with an obsession with results. Highly creative thinking tempered by practical bottom-line business sense. This is Environics - a unique mid-sized alternative to small boutiques or large multinationals. We invite you to discover why many clients have been with us for more than 10 years, serviced by the same leadership team the entire time.



Infomart is Canada's leading media intelligence agency with more than 25 years of delivering media monitoring and research solutions to Canada's best-informed institutions. Covering print, social media platforms, radio, television, and online news, Infomart gives you the intelligence you need to optimize your media strategies, saving time, saving money, and fuelling more effective media-related decisions that drive results for your business.

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