MONTHLY MINUTE • FEBRUARY 2021
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Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.
AIA Canada Launches Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ in Canada
In November of 2020, AIA Canada joined the American Auto Care Association and Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) in launching the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice™ campaign in Canada. Bringing the campaign north of the border, AIA Canada brings increased weight to the growing movement focused on ensuring aftermarket access to vehicle data.
How can you help?
We’re looking for industry leaders and their organizations to commit to delivering multiple activities that increase issue awareness and engagement among aftermarket employees and consumers nationwide. You can help in a variety of ways.
Video
Get the Most Out of AIA Canada’s Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ Website
To make navigating the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. website easier, we’ve released a new walkthrough video, illustrating how to get the most out of our website. Watch the video.
Your Car. Your Data. in the News
Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ movement is gaining momentum. A recent segment on CTV News in Toronto highlighted the issue to the general public and featured an interview with AIA Canada's J.F. Champagne and Michael Rutherford, COO of OK Tire.
RESEARCH
2020 Outlook Study Is Now Available in French
AIA Canada is excited to announce the French release of the 2020 Outlook Study. Listening to the needs of our members, this marks the first time the Outlook Study has been made available in French.
                             
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
The Govt. of Ontario Seeks Feedback on Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades
You can provide input to improve access for young people in Ontario to apprenticeships and skilled trades, until Feb. 26.
                                     
The Federal Government Makes Changes to Some of its Top Cabinet Positions 
Navdeep Bains is stepping down as Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. How does this impact Canada’s automotive aftermarket?

What We've Been Talking About on Twitter
AIA Canada @AIAofCanada 
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business reports that one in six, or about 181,000, Canadian small business owners are now seriously contemplating shutting down.
AIA Canada @AIAofCanada 
Survey of techs employed at dealerships in Canada/ U.S. found techs feel they are not getting paid or getting paid insufficiently for diagnostic work. Only 27% said they were satisfied with their jobs.
Learn more about government relations at AIA and our key files here.
You can also reach out to Erin Chreptyk
WEBINARS
Gaining Traction, Keeping Momentum: A Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice Status Webinar
J.F. Champagne hosted a live webinar to the ongoing success and upcoming challenges of the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ movement here in Canada. He was joined by special guest Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association.

You can watch the recording of the webinar here.
Curbside Chat with Canada's Car Doctor, Bill Gardiner
Susan Hitchon was joined by Canada's Car Doctor, Bill Gardiner, in an in-depth discussion about consumer trends in the aftermarket and how service providers can meet their customers' needs.

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.
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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.
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NEW MEMBERS
Welcome to our newest member of AIA Canada
MEMBERSHIP
2021 Membership Renewals
If you haven’t renewed your AIA Canada membership yet, don’t wait any longer!

Contact Grace Moreland to renew today!
DIVISION NEWS
AIA Canada Recognizes Division Chairs As They End Their Terms
On behalf of all our members and staff, we want to thank the following division chairs for their dedication and continued support, as they leave their posts with their respective divisions.
Tom MayAtlantic Division
Patrick Saint-PierreQuebec
Steve PetruskavichManitoba
Mark MillardSaskatchewan   
Joe MercantiOntario
COLLISION
CCIF Toronto 2021: An Online Success
With 9 speakers, 30 exhibitors and a virtual gala awards and reception, 2021's CCIF Toronto proved to be an excellent way for the Canadian collision industry to connect and network, despite the restrictions caused by COVID-19 measures.
Editorial
CCIAP: A Commitment to Quality
AIA Canada President, J.F. Champagne recently published an editorial piece in Autosphere magazine about the value of collision shop certification through the CCIAP program.

Read the article on autosphere.ca.
YPA COMMITTEE
Young Professionals in the Aftermarket Committee Recruitment Campaign
Make your mark. Be the voice.
We’re recruiting Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) Committee members! We’re currently looking to expand our footprint across Canada and we encourage applicants from every region to apply.

If you would like to network with like-minded professionals, contribute skills, collaborate on pressing industry issues, advocate for the aftermarket or connect with a mentor, submit your application today.

Visit our website for more information and to submit your application today!
2021 Young Leader of the Year Award 
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Young Leader of the Year Award!
Do you know a young executive or manager in your organization who has excelled in one or more of the following areas?
  • leadership;
  • innovation;
  • industry contribution;
  • volunteer work with AIA;
  • volunteer/community work outside of the Association.
Submit your nomination today! Nominations will be accepted until March 15, 2021. 
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.
Promotion
Katelyn Young
Senior Collision Sector Coordinator
New Staff
Kalli Foster
Coordinator, Events and Marketing
HIGH FIVES FOR KIDS FOUNDATION
2020 High Fives For Kids Foundation Recognition Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation Recognition Awards:

  • Company Lordco
  • Division AIA Canada Northern Alberta Division

Find out more about the recognition awards here.
Quebec: AIA High Fives For Kids Foundation Scholarship Presentation
The Quebec Division of AIA Canada announced the recipients of the division’s 2020 AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation scholarship.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients:
  • Marc-Jebson Caraoa Balintec, auto mechanic at the ÉMÉMM
  • Kevin Gilbert, car mechanic at the CFP of Williams Clay
  • Morneau-Lussier, body shop, CFP Compétence-de-la-Rive-Sud

Learn more here.
EVENTS
Events Calendar
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Industry Events
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