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12/5/2019 7:00 AM

Cecilia BloxomThe Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s Cecilia Bloxom, Senior Director of Strategic Communications, has been named to the Canadian Public Relations Society College of Fellows, a pinnacle of achievement for members of the Society. An induction ceremony will be held in Quebec City on May 24, 2020, during the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) National Conference.

College of Fellow members have at least 20 years of professional experience and at least 10 years of Society involvement. They have demonstrated that they are leaders in the public relations profession, but also have demonstrated outstanding leadership in CPRS. Fellows devote their time and undertake tasks that advance the state of public relations in Canada, including mentoring others, speaking and writing about the value of effective public relations and being involved in other College initiatives.

Cecilia is a dynamic communications professional with boundless energy and creativity; she is known to raise the bar and quick to approach every task with the same drive and commitment. She truly upholds the status of leadership in public relations.

“Cecilia’s career has flourished over the last two decades as she has consistently challenged herself to grow her skills to become a dynamic and well-respected communications professional,” says Chris Power, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute. “She is constantly looking toward the next big challenge and accomplishment, while providing inspiration to her team and peers. Her unwavering commitment to improve patient safety is evident in the campaigns she has spearheaded and the issues she has tackled. She has the unique ability to bring together diverging opinions and ensure people feel heard, respected and valued, leading to successful outcomes for everyone involved.”

An award winning Senior Communications Professional with 20 years of experience in regional, provincial and national organizations, Cecilia is highly skilled in developing and landing memorable strategic plans, creating lasting brands, and routinely building awareness on a national level. She is one of a few hundred communicators in Canada with dual accreditation from both the International Association of Business Communicators and the Canadian Public Relations Society.  Cecilia is a true leader in the Communications industry with a solid background in leadership development, including a Masters of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University.

Cecilia has a solid understanding of Governance, supporting the Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s national Board of Directors, serving as the current Past President of the Canadian Public Relations Society (Edmonton), current Director on the CPRS Foundation Board (formerly Communications + Public Relations Foundation), and past Director with the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts. Over the past ten years, Cecilia has shared advice, experience and guidance as a mentor to protégés in the CPRS mentorship program. Cecilia also chaired the Local Advisory Committee for the Canadian Public Relations Society National Conference, Evolving Expectations, welcoming over 300 delegates to Edmonton in June 2019.

Cecilia has made a mark in healthcare communications, locally, nationally and internationally. The knowledge, passion and energy that Cecilia brings to her position with the Canadian Patient Safety is evident through the branding and the development of numerous initiatives including the development of a Strategic Communication Plan for a national strategy on patient safety.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Cecilia cherishes being a mother to her beautiful daughter Cyr and lives in the heart of Edmonton’s Little Italy with her husband Jesse and standard poodle, Walker.  Cecilia loves all things active including skiing and yoga and is very involved in transforming her community.

Congratulations, Cecilia!