Canadian Council of Collision Repairers announces inaugural meeting


TORONTO, ON – (January 27, 2023) ⁠— The Canadian Council of Collision Repairers (CCCR) is excited to announce its first meeting, set to take place on February 16, 2023, at 10 a.m. EST (Toronto time) via Zoom. The meeting will bring together owners and managers from across Canada to discuss the latest trends and developments in the collision repair industry.

The CCCR was formed to provide a voice for owners and managers to promote the highest standards of safety, quality, and professionalism in the industry. The council will also provide a platform for members to share their knowledge, expertise, and best practices.

“This is not a revolution, it’s an evolution. Collision repair facility owners and managers now have a platform to voice their concerns on a national level. The timing is perfect as insurers and customers scramble to get their cars repaired according to OEM dictates and procedures despite the challenges of supply chain shortages, chip shortages and an ever-growing backlog at the shop level,” said Darryl Simmons, publisher of Collision Repair magazine and facilitator of the CCCR.

The agenda for the meeting will include the introduction of Co-Chairs Kelvin Campbell and Max DiFelice as well as the Regional Representatives from across the country. A cross-country checkup will provide insight as to what is really happening coast to coast.

Regional Reps are:

  • Atlantic: Kelvin Campbell
  • Southern Ontario: Max DiFelice
  • Eastern Ontario: Shawn Stenson
  • GTA: Jeff Pabst
  • Northern Ontario: Daniel Trevisanutto
  • Manitoba: Joel McPhail
  • Saskatchewan: Mike Mario
  • Alberta: Steve Hammond
  • British Columbia: Wade Bartok

To implement real and positive change in the collision repair industry this group must focus on data-driven projects as opposed to rhetoric. There will be ample time for open discussion.

Login details for the meeting will be sent closer to the date. All efforts will be made to ensure the meeting is only attended by collision repair shop owners and managers. Please feel free to contact Darryl Simmons directly or any of the Regional Reps in confidence.

For more information on the CCCR, please visit www.collisionrepaircouncil.ca

To register for the CCCR, click here.


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