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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Calling the Movers and Shakers: AIA Canada seeks Young Leader of the Year nominations

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) is seeking nominations for its Young Professionals in the Aftermarket Committee’s Young Leader of the Year award. This annual award recognizes efforts of an outstanding individual under the age of 45 that excels in leadership, is involved in AIA as a volunteer, shows committment […]

Fight for Your Rights: AIA Canada rallies for Your Data. Your Choice industry support

Ottawa, Ontario – As the Your Data. Your Choice movement gains momentum across North America, the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) is urging collision repairers to take action in the fight for access to vehicle data. During Tuesday’s Your Data. Your Choice webinar session, J.F. Champagne, AIA Canada president and Bill Hanvey, CEO […]

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 reveals speakers for Vancouver meeting

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Ottawa, Ontario — August 29, 2016 — The next meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) will take place September 29 to 30 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown.    Industry experts will share insight into the latest collision repair industry trends including diagnostic scanning, industry accreditation and OEM certification programs. The Vancouver meeting […]

AIA releases 2014 Outlook Study

      Ottawa, Ontario — December 31, 2014 — The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has published its 2014 Outlook Study, providing context for the overall state of the automotive aftermarket industry. According to the study, 1.74 million light vehicles were sold across the country in 2013, setting an all-time record. As these vehicles […]