Monthly Minute • September 2019
Access to Repair Information
J.D. Power has been commissioned by AIA Canada to conduct research to help shape the future of the aftermarket industry. Your input is needed!

Read the Latest AIA Canada Research
We're proud to present the third edition of the Canadian Collision Industry Yearbook, gathering together relevant data for the Canadian collision sector in one place to provide valuable and insightful information. Published every two years, the 2019 yearbook is a must-have resource for strategic business planning and for those looking to learn more about the collision repair industry in Canada.

How do Canadians feel about vehicle maintenance and repair? What sort of reminders are best to get them to bring their cars into the shop?

You won't want to miss our upcoming research release Under the Hood: How Canadians View Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

For more information, reach out to Shamsia Quraishi.
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 Relations
Changes Are Coming to the Aftermarket: Are You Prepared?
Join AIA Canada and Roger Francis from the Conference Board of Canada as we discuss changes coming to small and mid-sized aftermarket businesses about the impacts of emerging technologies.

Contact Shamsia Quraishi to learn more.
Are You An Aftermarket Hero?    
Canadian youth need role models like you to help them plan their futures. Want to be one?

Government Relations
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificates

There are planned and potential changes to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. What will be the impact on your business?

What We've Been Talking About on Twitter
AIA Canada @AIAofCanada 
In the U.S, more than 1/2 of independent auto shop owners are expected to retire within the next 9 years. This type of turnover may lead to shops aligning with an auto service franchise or a marketing group.
AIA Canada @AIAofCanada 
A coalition of auto repair shops in the United States are joining together to fight for vehicle owner's right to control who has access to the repair and diagnostic data compiled and transmitted by their cars.   
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
Beneath the Hood
A lot of times, the most important work you do on a vehicle is under the hood, where nobody sees it. It’s like that at AIA Canada, too. Sometimes, the work we do doesn’t get reported or provide us with a photo opportunity.

Here are some of the things we've been doing that you may have missed.
August 16, 2019
Discussed vehicle cyber-security with Transport Canada's Automated and Connected Vehicle Regulatory Policy Team.

August 16, 2019
Met with directors from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada ( ISED ) to discuss AIA's submission to the ISED's proposal to modernize the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act .
Automotive Service Provider Program • ASAP
AIA Canada welcomes members of the Canadian Independent Automotive Association to the Automotive Service Associate Program (ASAP). Through ASAP’s offerings and benefits, we are committed to fully supporting the CIAA members in bringing their voice to the national stage .

There are big things coming down the road for ASAP participants. Stay tuned!

For more information, please contact Linda Donnini.
Changes to CCIAP
Re-Accreditation Criteria

CCIAP re-accreditation criteria have changed because of modifications being adopted by I-CAR Canada.

AIA Staff
Michael Paul Joins AIA Leadership Team
Michael Paul has joined us as Executive Director for Eastern Canada upon the retirement of Roger Goudreau who served as the Executive Director, Quebec Division for 3 years.

Division News
Southern Alberta
Golf Tournament

The Southern Alberta Division's golf tournament was a huge success with the winning foursome coming from Bumper to Bumper, Active Group in Calgary. Over a thousand dollars was raised for various local charities, including the High Fives for Kids Foundation.
Giving Back

The Ontario Division was proud to be a part of the Children's Breakfast Club's 2019 Back to School Backpack Giveaway in Toronto. Thanks in part to AIA members, over 1,500 backpacks filled with school supplies were handed out just in time for the first day of school.
Giving Back
There’s Still Time!

Applications for the AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation fall funding cycle are now being accepted until September 15th.

T he High Fives for Kids Foundation takes on AIA Canada's scholarship program and announces new funding available for the children of AIA Canada members .

Through this new scholarship, the children of AIA members can apply for $1,000 to help pay for their post-secondary education. Deadline for applications: September 15.

AIA Canada Night 2019 • Las Vegas
One of the most anticipated evenings of the year, AIA Canada Night is the place to be for the Canadian aftermarket to network with peers and build relationships.  

With a new location at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, the excitement begins at 6:30 pm in the Concorde Ballroom until 9:00 pm on November 5th, the opening night of AAPEX.
Sponsorship opportunities for this event are open to any supplier who does business in Canada. Interested in sponsoring?   Complete and return the sponsorship form today!
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