Giving Back to Our Communities
CPRS Hamilton members are passionate about participating in and affecting positive change in their local communities.
Our members are active in many diverse charitable and community organizations. As Public Relations professionals, we take pleasure in telling stories, great stories, about people who are making a difference. Here are just a few of those stories from CPRS Hamilton members who serve Southwestern Ontario.
CameronHelps aims to prevent teen suicide through awareness, reducing stigma and wellness. Team Unbreakable is its flagship recreational run program, now in more than 25 Ontario high schools. It also offers a run-therapy program for hospitals, community and health agencies.
CameronHelps’ mission is to help prevent youth suicide by saving one life at a time.
A beacon of light in the darkness, we will work to reduce stigma, build awareness, and promote physical and mental health. We want youth to feel “unbreakable.”
We envision a society where no stigma surrounds youth mental health and suicide. A society in which all youth can receive the help they need and youth with mental illness can move forward to lead meaningful and productive lives. If we achieve this, we will reduce youth suicide.
David Rowney – Director, Communications
David joined CameronHelps in 2010. He graduated in journalism from Carleton University and embarked on a career as a reporter and editor before joining the public relations field. For the past 20 years, he has worked for major corporations in senior communications roles. David currently serves as the Director of Internal Communications for Pillar to Post. David is an accredited member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (APR), a CPRS Fellow, and a former president of the Toronto Society. He is also an avid runner and an occasional marathoner. David also knows firsthand the tragedy of teen suicide after one of his neighbours tragically lost their daughter this way.