Monthly Minute • November 2020
Research
AVAILABLE NOW!
2020 OUTLOOK STUDY
We are excited to announce the release of the 2020 Outlook Study. Prepared by Ernst & Young (EY), the report provides data points based on the new realities of the industry.

The Outlook Study is an indispensable tool for businesses, both large and small, to plan for the coming year.


Click here to download the FREE Executive Summary.

Members: Download your copy at NO COST via login to your account.
Understanding the 2020 Outlook Study:
Key Findings from the Report
WEBINAR VIDEO AVAILABLE
In case you missed it live, you can watch the Outlook Study webinar, with presentations by analysts from Ernst & Young, to find out where the aftermarket stands today and where it’s going tomorrow.

Government Relations
Third round of COVID-19 survey results now available
With a third round of surveys, AIA Canada has gathered further input from automotive aftermarket stakeholders on how COVID-19 has affected their businesses. The responses offer an overview of the impact the pandemic has had on businesses across the country.
 
You can download the results and analysis of the third survey here.
 
The results of the first round and second round of surveys are also available.
 
Don't forget to check out AIA Canada's Coronavirus Updates and Resources page.
Support Programs for Businesses Impacted by the Second Wave
As COVID-19 continues to impact the economy, the federal government has extended some support programs, while introducing another.

COVID-19 Grants
Through the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund (CUSBRF), small businesses can be reimbursed for costs related to reopening safely or the adoption of technologies to move more of their business online.

What We've Been Talking About on Twitter
AIA Canada @AIAofCanada 
Globally, Canada ranks 12th in vehicle production; electric vehicles make up only 0.4% of that production. This is well below the average 2.3% electric vehicle production among other automotive manufacturing nations.
AIA Canada @AIAofCanada 
What will the impact of online shopping be to retailers? A recent survey found that Canadian shoppers plan to spend 66% of their holiday budget at big box stores and online giants like Amazon.
Learn more about government relations at AIA and our two key files: access to vehicle data and education and workforce development. You can also reach out to Erin Chreptyk
Curbside Chat
Curbside Chat with Malcolm Sissmore
Curbside Chat returned in October, with host Susan Hitchon welcoming special guest Malcolm Sissmore, North American vice president sales of Delphi Technologies. Malcolm and Susan talked at length about what emerging vehicle technology means for the aftermarket.

Knowledge Center
The Knowledge Center is where we take the complex findings of our research and present it in easy to digest infographics and factsheets.
Member log in required for free downloads.
Member Benefits
AIA Canada offers members access to networks, products, programs and resources to help their businesses thrive.

For any questions about member benefits, please email membership or call at 1-800-808-2920 ext. 224.
Shopping made easy during Lenovo's Days of Doorbusters! AIA Canada members receive up to 71% off on tech gifts and stocking stuffers they will love. Hurry, offers valid through 11/15/2020 or while supplies last!

New Members
Welcome to our newest members!
Collision
CCIF Toronto Moves Online
Following on the success of October’s CCIF 2020 Virtual Experience, the upcoming CCIF Toronto 2021 will take place online, February 3-4, 2021.

Visit the CCIF website for more information.
Application for the CCIF Steering Committee Ends November 15th
Want to help guide the establishment of priority areas for CCIF action and ensure the continued success of CCIF networking events, projects and programs? Join the CCIF Steering Committee!

New steering committee members will be selected by CCIF’s current chairman, existing CCIF steering committee members and the CCIF director based on recommendations and applications that meet the criteria.

CCIAP Accreditation
We are extremely pleased to acknowledge Fix Auto Terrebonne for their accreditation under the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP).

Student Aftermarket Day
Student Aftermarket Day Moves Online
AIA Canada's Student Aftermarket Day has been transformed into a 3-day virtual event. With many presentations being pre-recorded to accommodate the schedules of students, participants from across the country can take part.

See the full agenda and find out how to register here.
AIA Staff
AIA Canada's dedicated staff are the association's strength. They are the people who ensure a positive member experience and solidify our position as the voice and resource of the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada.
Congratulations
Join us in recognizing the following promotion:
Larissa Karimwabo
Senior Manager, Events & Programs
Giving Back
The Aftermarket Steps Up for COVID Relief
It’s been a tough year for all of us. Despite that, surveys conducted by AIA Canada this summer showed that a sizeable number of aftermarket firms have answered the call from their communities and either repurposed their facilities to begin producing PPE, or donated supplies or cash to local community organizations in need.

Jobber Nation published an inspiring sampling of aftermarket firms who helped with relief efforts in their communities.

Read the full article here.
High Fives for Kids Foundation
The High Fives for Kids Foundation Welcomes New Director
The AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation is excited to announce that veteran automotive aftermarket publisher Andrew Ross has joined the foundation's board of directors.

Andrew Ross is publisher and director of content for CHAT Integrated Media, publisher of Indie Garage and Jobber Nation and creator of The Great Canadian Aftermarket Trade Show virtual event.
We welcome Andrew to the board!
Deadline Extended Until December 15!
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