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 […]

Réservez la Date: AIA Canada’s Quebec Grand Forum Returns

Saint-Hyancinthe, Quebec – AIA Canada has announced the date and time of its annual Quebec Grand Forum(Grand Forum Du Quebec). The event will be held on December 15, 2022, running from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This represents the return of the event, as COVID-19 postponements, and cancellations delayed the event for the past four years, […]

It’s Tee Time: AIA hosting upcoming Golf Tournaments in Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba

Ottawa, Ontario — The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) will soon host its late summer series of golf tournaments. Taking place on September 7 in Alberta; September 8 for Ontario and September 9 for the Manitoba division, this year’s series of golf tournaments promise to be a fun, friendly and charitable slate of […]

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 […]


AIA Canada gathers for first in-person AGM since 2019 The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) held its annual general meeting in May, where members of the Canadian aftermarket industry gathered in person for the first time since 2019. The event was held at the Delta Hotels Toronto Airport Conference Centre on May 10 […]

Sign onto the Future: Right to Repair petition closes Friday

Toronto, Ontario — A petition to the House of Commons on the issue of Right to Repair, put forth by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, has officially received enough support to be tabled, but AIA Canada is calling on as many voices as possible to help amplify this important issue. “Because of your support […]

All-A Board: AIA Canada announces appointments to board of directors at 2022 AGM

Toronto, Ontario — The Automotive Industries Association of Canada held its eightieth annual general meeting on Wednesday, bringing together some of the industry’s top names and announcing the latest additions to the association’s board of directors. High-ranking representatives from various collision centre networks, aftermarket suppliers and educational institutions were on-hand at the Delta Hotels conference […]