Wake Up Call: AIA asks for testimony on diagnostic data access

Toronto, Ontario – The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) is calling on the repair industry to testify on the importance of data access for repair and maintenance, providing a stronger case for when the federal government addresses right to repair in the coming months. In an email to its members on Sept. 16, […]

Chit Chat This Week: AIA Canada Curbside Chat to cover EV servicing

Toronto, Ontario – Join AIA Canada chairman, Jason Yurchak, as he discusses how the arrival of electric vehicles (EVs) will impact the auto care sector at large, and changes needed to service EVs. This week’s webinar features guest star Chris Besemer, owner of CG Motorsports, an independent Volkswagen and BMW performance shop. Designed with participation […]

Planning Ahead: AIA Canada Quebec call on incoming political candidates to futureproof auto industry for EVs

Montreal, Quebec — In preparation for Montreal’s Oct. 3 general election, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s Quebec Division has three demands for incoming political candidates, citing structural inadequacies that leave the automotive industry unprepared for the mass arrival of electric vehicles (EVs). These demands include owners’ rights to vehicle data, fighting planned obsolescence […]

Intramural Innovation: AIA Canada to offer ‘Innovation in Automotive Training’ course at St. Lawrence College Cornwall

Cornwall, Ontario — Students at St. Lawrence College’s Cornwall campus will be getting a taste of some of the auto industry’s most cutting-edge techniques as the college announces a partnership with the Automotive Industries Association of Canada to deliver the “Innovation in Automotive Training” hands-on training course. The free course is being offered to underemployed […]

Pocket Money: $25,000 raised so far by AIA for Kids Chairman’s Challenge

Toronto, Ontario – The 2022 AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation Chairman’s Challenge has topped $25,000, with donations from nearly 30 aftermarket organizations funding childrens’ camps, scholarships and the like. In 2021, the Chairman’s Challenge raised $30,000 for children and youth charities across Canada. This year, some of the gathered funds will go to a […]

Spilling the Tea: AIA Canada publishes new report on millennial consumers

Toronto, Ontario – As millennials and other young vehicle owners age, their changing preferences will impact the automotive aftermarket – they do represent a quarter or so of the Canadian population. The Automotive Industries Association’s (AIA Canada) latest report, Understanding Millennials: A Quick Profile of Young Canadian Vehicle Owners 2021-2022 may help you understand the […]

A Night ‘Oot’ in Vegas: AIA Canada Night sponsorship back on for SEMA 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada — A Canadian contingency will be making its return to SEMA this fall, as the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) officially opened up registration for Canada Night, the association’s flagship networking event at the annual Las Vegas trade show. Returning after a two year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian […]

A Move for MVIS: Australia solidifies the right to repair for independent shops nationwide

Canberra, Australia — While the Canadian auto industry spent a much-needed long weekend with family and friends for Canada Day, our Australian counterparts officially launched the Motor Vehicle Information Scheme (MVIS), which requires OEMs to provide complete service and repair information to repairers. “The law is a game-changer for thousands of independent workshops across the […]