By Mike Davey
Ottawa, Ontario — June 1, 2016 — AIA Canada has released its annual report for 2015. The report leads off with a message from Jean-Francois Champagne, President of AIA Canada. Champagne provides a brief overview of AIA programs, including training delivery through I-CAR and steps the organization is taking to address key labour shortages.
Champagne closes by thanking the many volunteers who work on behalf of AIA Canada: “I am also pleased to see such a dynamic Association supported by a large group of committed and dedicated volunteers who take time away from their business and families to make the automotive aftermarket a profitable and growing sector. To them I say thank you!”
The annual report then digs into AIA Canada’s numbers, including a financial snapshot of the association. Total revenue for 2015 was $6,174,940. This is significant rise from 2014, when total revenue was $5,027,886. At least some of this increase in revenue came under the heading of “Strategic Partnerships.” Revenue under this category rose to $54,738 in 2015, an enormous increase compared to the $1,103 brought in under this heading in 2014.
Information on new projects undertaken in 2015 is also provided, including updates on Advancing Women in Automotive Knowledge Exchange (AWAKE), Georgian College’s Aftermarket Business Lounge and AIA’s online job board.
The report also includes information on AIA Canada’s events in 2015, market research undertaken and awards given out to AIA volunteers who went above and
beyond in 2015.
The report is available for download at issuu.com/aiacanada/docs/annual_report_en_final_april18.