Monthly Minute • October 2020
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We will be sending out our annual membership survey in the weeks to come.

Your input helps us plan for the future and keep our programs and services relevant to our members.

Please take a couple of minutes of your time to complete our short survey.
Coming October 21st!
AIA Canada is updating the Outlook Study based on the new realities of the industry, new and disruptive technologies, emerging markets, and changing consumer preferences. You will also find information on COVID-19's impact on the aftermarket with recovery trajectories and strategies to navigate the future.

Members get access AT NO COST.

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Understanding the 2020 Outlook Study:
Key Findings from the Report
Join AIA Canada for an informative look at the 2020 Outlook Study. Find out what's new and different in this years study and learn how to get the most out of this important report.

Mauricio Zelaya lead economist at EY, will present the key findings from the study.

October 28, 2020
2-3 PM (Eastern)
Student Aftermarket Day
Student Aftermarket Day Moves Online
With restrictions to public gatherings in Ontario limited for the foreseeable future, our annual Student Aftermarket Day, that attracts more than 180 first-year students from the Automotive Business School of Canada at Georgian College, has been transformed into a 3-day virtual event.

Organized by AIA Canada's Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) Committee, we remain committed to promoting aftermarket career opportunities to students in Canada to ensure that the industry remains vibrant. With the new reimagined virtual event, we have built a virtual experience where our student participants can schedule and connect with the aftermarket industry.
If your company is interested to get involved in our virtual career booths, please contact AIA Canada Event Manager, Larissa Karimwabo.
Government Relations
On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the Governor General read the Speech from the Throne. 

Read AIA Canada’s take on what the speech laid out.
What We've Been Talking About on Twitter
AIA Canada @AIAofCanada 
Higher sales at motor vehicle, motor parts dealers and gas stations were the driver of growing retail sales in July.
AIA Canada @AIAofCanada 
The federal government has indicated a willingness to put up half a billion dollars to finance electric vehicle production at the Ford plant in Oakville.
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
AIA Committee News
Audit and Finance Committee
AIA Audit and Finance Committee Welcomes New Members
The AIA Audit and Finance Committee welcomes Ryan Bruno and Tony Del Vasto as its newest committee members.

Tony Del Vasto is the VP marketing & corporate development at Vast-Auto Distribution. Tony served as a director on the AIA Board for several years.

Ryan Bruno is the president & CEO of CSN Collision Centres. Ryan also recently joined the AIA Board of Directors.

We take this opportunity to also thank the chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, Mr. Frank Pipito, Executive Vice President and CFO of UAP Inc.
Young Professionals in the Aftermarket Committee
The YPA Spotlight Series is where members share their experiences, insights and industry outlooks. This month, we meet Kristi Dubeau, from Fountain Tire. You can read her full spotlight here.
Upcoming Webinar
Curbside Chat with Malcolm Sissmore
Susan Hitchon's next Curbside Chat guest is Malcolm Sissmore, North American vice president sales of Delphi Technologies. Susan and Malcolm will be discussing what emerging vehicle technology means for the aftermarket.

Get more information and RSVP here.
Automotive Diaries: Coming out Stronger Post COVID-19 Recording Available
AIA Canada President JF Champagne joined automotive leaders to discuss the present and future of the automotive sector in a post-COVID economy.

You can watch the recording of the webinar here.
Knowledge Center
Aftermarket Beware!
Automakers show their intent to deny the aftermarket access to a vehicle's wireless repair and maintenance information. 
In a new article, AIA Canada President, Jean-Francois Champagne, sheds a light on the state of the aftermarket's access to vehicle data and the threats the industry faces.

Read the article, here.
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.
Looking to hire or recruit talent? As a member of AIA Canada, you can post a job on our job board by logging in as a member. 

For more information, contact Grace Moreland.
Division News
Two executive vice-presidents appointed to the Quebec Division of AIA Canada
The Quebec Division is proud to announce the appointment of Élisabeth Lambert as first vice-president and Mr. Mario Comtois as second vice-president on its division committee. Ms. Lambert is the first woman to hold this position in the history of the division.
CCIF Hosts Groundbreaking
Virtual Experience
Using a cutting-edge digital platform, the CCIF 2020 Virtual Experience gave attendees a chance to network and attend seminars in a virtual reality environment. Presented in both English and French, the two day event featured 9 speakers and 29 sponsors.
Giving Back
High Fives for Kids Supports the Redwood
Women's Shelter
Championed by AIA Canada Member, Josie Candito, the AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation provided a $5,000 donation to the Redwood women's shelter in Toronto to help build Redwood Park, an oasis of peace for women and children fleeing abusive situations.

Read about the project here.
Deadline extended until December 15!
Do some good in your neighbourhood. Get more details here.
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