Friends and Fireside Chats: AIA Canada kicks off AGM with welcome reception

Toronto, Ontario — The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) kicked off its annual general meeting with a welcome reception Tuesday night, where attendees were treated to a delicious spread, plenty of great conversation and a much-needed night of networking. The reception kicked off at 6 p.m., which was followed by the presentation of […]

Stay a While: AIA Canada covers consumer trends amid COVID-19

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— The Automotive Industries Assocation of Canada (AIA Canada) says consumers behaviours have shifted amid COVID-19, and some customers want to see certain aspects stick around, even in the post-pandemic era. AIA Canada presented the data in an Oct. 28 webinar, where AIA President J.F. Champagne, Quorus Consulting Group President Rick Nadeau and […]

Viva Las Vegas: AIA Canada to host historic Canada Night at SEMA Show 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada — Planning on heading to Vegas the first week of November and yet to sign up for the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s (AIA Canada) iconic Canada Night event? Why wait? AIA Canada says slots are 50 percent sold out with the event still three months away. Slated for November 2, this […]

Awarding the Aftermarket: AIA Canada presents honours to Mauro Cifelli, Kathryn Jones during AGM

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— During Tuesday’s Automotive Industries of Canada (AIA Canada) Annual General Meeting (AGM), the organization announced the winners of its AIA Distinguished Service Award and Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) Young Leader of the Year Award, which went to Mauro Cifelli and Kathryn Jones, respectively. The AIA Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding […]

Shuffling the Board: AIA Canada unveils new board members during AGM

Ottawa, Ontario — The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday, where the organization unveiled its 2021 Board of Directors. AIA Canada has named Bob Jaworski, president and general manager of Auto Electric Service, as its executive chairman for 2021-22. Jaworski takes over from Susan Hitchon, business development […]

Generally Speaking: AIA AGM to take place Tuesday morning

Toronto, Ontario — Like the G20 of the Canadian collision repair industry, the Automotive Industry Association of Canada (AIA) will be assembling the top minds of our industry at its AGM later on today, to discuss the issues currently facing the automotive sector. The meeting is expected to cover the appointment of the auditors for […]

All Hands on Deck: AIA releases agenda for next week’s AGM

Toronto, Ontario — A week out from its Annual General Meeting, the Automotive Industry Association of Canada (AIA) has released the agenda for the event where some of the top names in collision repair will share ideas for the coming year. As usual, the meeting will cover the appointment of the auditors for 2021, as […]

Data Demands: Your Data Your Choice petition reaches 25k signatures

Ottawa, Ontario — The Change.org petition created in support of the Your Data. Your Choice campaign demanding consumer access to vehicle data has garnered more than 25,000 signatures. The Canadian campaign advocating for consumer control of vehicle data–which is currently ruled by OEMs–was first announced in November 2020 by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada […]

NASTF Notes: Organization to host webinar on security-related procedures

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— On April 20th, the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will host a training webinar for Canadian technicians who routinely encounter security-related procedures in the course of their repairs.  The webinar will focus on NASTF’s Vehicle Security Professional (VSP) program and how it specifically serves Canadian shops. NASTF is also interested in […]

Down to Diversify: AIA to host Curbside Chat with Bob Jaworski and Lordco’s Samantha Coates

Toronto, Ontario – The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada)’s latest Curbside Chat episode will feature Samantha Coates on the importance of diversifying and diversity in a changing automotive Aftermarket. Samantha Coates began working in the industry 25 years ago at Lordco Auto Parts. She held many positions in the company before becoming the […]