An Uncertain Path, An Uncertain Future

The question of OEM Certifications BY MADDY KYLIE The automotive industry is an industry like no other. Ripe with innovation and backed by some of the world’s greatest minds, it is a landscape that is constantly evolving. Over the past few years, the industry has made some of the biggest changes yet—cue electric and autonomous […]

ELECTRIC EVALUATIONS

Andrew Shepherd gives insight on I-CAR’s new courses BY MAX REID With automakers the world over announcing wide-scale conversions of their fleets to battery-electric vehicles (EVs) and telematics systems becoming nearly commonplace, the collision repair industry is no longer simply on the verge of a technological revolution—we’re in the midst of it. That is why […]

Carrossier ProColor officially endorses CCIAP

Carrossier ProColor has officially endorsed the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program managed by AIA Canada.

Laval, Quebec — March 16, 2017 — Carrossier ProColor has officially announced its support for the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) managed by AIA Canada. A statement from Carrossier ProColor says this support reinforces the network’s position on the importance of staying up-to-date in regards to the highest standards. “This initiative fits perfectly into […]

First CCIF of 2017 breaks attendance records and reinforces the need for scanning

A selection of photos from CCIF Vaughan 2017! Check out the gallery below for more photos from the event!

By Mike Davey Vaughan, Ontario — January 27, 2017 — “There’s no other industry that’s as flexible, that would actually get together in a room like this to discuss these issues.” With those words, Chairman Joe Carvalho brought the latest meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) to a close. Over 740 industry stakeholders […]

CCIAP registrations top 1,000 shops

Andrew Shepherd administers CCIAP on behalf of AIA Canada. He notes that the accreditation program has recently broken 1,000 shop registrations.

Ottawa, Ontario — January 16, 2017 — Since its launch in mid-October 2016, the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) has grown with remarkable speed. Just this week program officials announced that over 1,000 Canadian collision facilities have been registered in the program. This is extraordinary growth over the last twelve weeks. Collision Repair magazine […]

Over 300 shops now registered under Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program

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Ottawa, Ontario — January 6, 2017 — AIA Canada reports that the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) is already off to a roaring start in 2017. The program, which officially launched in October 2016, has already seen over 300 collision repair facilities registered with the program. Over 20 shops have scheduled accreditation audits for […]

Economical Insurance endorses Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program

Economical Insurance is the first insurer to announce support for AIA Canada's CCIAP accreditation program.

Waterloo, Ontario — December 22, 2016 — Economical Insurance has announced its official support for the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). CCIAP has already received official support from a number of Canadian repair networks including Fix Auto, CARSTAR, CSN and Assured Automotive, but Economical is the first insurer to come out in support of […]

Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program officially launched

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Ottawa, Ontario — October 18, 2016 — The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has officially launched the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP).  News on the new program first broke in June when CCIAP was announced. At that time, Collision Repair magazine reported that Andrew Shepherd, Executive Director of I-CAR Canada, had been tapped […]

CCIF Vancouver puts the spotlight on scanning, accreditation and training

The latest CCIF event broke attendance records for Vancouver meetings, drawing over 300 stakeholders. Photos by Chelsea Stebner, JF Champagne, Mike Kaplaniak and TJ Schultz.

Vancouver, British Columbia — October 2, 2016 — Scanning, industry accreditation and OEM certification programs took centre stage at the latest meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF). The meeting, the last scheduled for 2016, drew over 300 stakeholders to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown. CCIF Vancouver got underway with a welcome reception on […]

Tropicana graduates new pre-apprenticeship class

The graduating class of 2016, with representatives of some of the program's sponsors. Check out the gallery below for more photos!

By Mike Davey   Toronto, Ontario — September 2, 2016 — A number of new technicians are on their way into the collision repair industry, thanks to the Tropicana Community Services Pre-Apprenticeship program, its sponsors and their own hard work. The graduation ceremony for this year’s class took place at The Radisson Hotel in Toronto, […]