Certified Collision Care introduces 5-Star Business Performance Program

Certified Collision Care logo.

Hamilton, Ontario — November 28, 2016 — Certified Collision Care has launched its 5-Star Business Performance Program to the collision repair industry. A statement from Certified Collision Care says the new program is a bridge to OEM certification. Leanne Jefferies is the VP of Canadian Operations for Certified Collision Care. Jefferies says Certified Collision Care […]

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 […]

Treschak Trade Show Lunch and Learn continues to grow

Leanne Jefferies will speak at the upcoming Treschak Trade Show.

Welland, Ontario — September 7, 2016 — The Lunch and Learn session for the upcoming Treschak Trade Show continues to grow, with the announcement of two more guests: Leanne Jefferies of Certified Collision Care and Debbie DeDauw of Mohawk College. The Treschak Trade Show takes place September 15 at Otello’s Convention Centre in Oakville, Ont. […]

Brigitte Pesant joins AIA Canada as Director of Collision Programs

CCIF logo

Ottawa, Ontario — August 22, 2016 — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has announced changes to its management. Leanne Jefferies, who has served for three years as AIA Canada’s Director of Collision Programs with responsibility for the management of CCIF, will be leaving AIA Canada at the end of August 2016. AIA Canada manages […]

Color Compass hosts information session

Leanne Jefferies addresses the audience during the breakfast networking session.

Edmonton, Alberta — May 19, 2016 — Color Compass recently held an informal breakfast networking session at its Carlson Body Shop Supply training centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The main topic of discussion was OEM certifications. Dave Swenson is the General Manager of Carlson Body Shop Supply. He noted that there was a lot of interest […]

Students sample painting, welding and plasma cutting at Ontario skills competition

Competitors and judges at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition, currently taking place at RIM Park in Waterloo, Ontario.

By Mike Davey Waterloo, Ontario — May 3, 2016 — The Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) kicked off yesterday at RIM Park in Waterloo, Ontario. This year’s event includes 67 competitions and over 2,100 participants from high schools and colleges across Ontario, making it the largest skilled trades and technologies competition in Canada. An estimated […]

Certified Collision Care awards first Canadian certifications

Marty Reddick, Adina Antal, Bernie Reddick, Jenny Reddick, Chris Reddick, Sarah Da Silva and Dave Friars of Supreme Collicions Centres, the first facilities to be awarded with the certification in Canada.

Hamilton, Ontario — May 1, 2016 — The Canadian Certified Collision Care Program has awarded its first certifications. According to a statement on the program’s website at certifiedcollisioncare.ca, the program provides complete national coverage of certified repair providers. Certified Collision Care is a third-party certification program that works with collision repair facilities that meet or […]

CCIF panel discussions to focus on scans and structural repairers

Three of the presenters set for CCIF Montreal: France Daviault, Larry Jefferies and Martin Sampson.

By Mike Davey Ottawa, Ontario — April 27, 2016 — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has revealed more of the speakers and panel discussions slated for the Montreal meeting. The event will take place at Hotel Omni Mont-Royal on May 27, 2016. Please see “Autonomous vehicles, scans on the slate for CCIF Montreal” for […]