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New AIA chairman to focus on improving communication
May 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Susan Hitchon says she wants to hear from more members… even if that means getting cornered at an industry event!

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Commentary: This was NOT a gender vote
May 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

If you’re not used to the term ‘Madame Chairman’ being thrown around at AIA meetings, you’re in for a treat.  We’ll hear those words an awful lot over the next year, as Susan Hitchon takes her place in the lead

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AIA elects new chairman in historic on-line vote
April 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Susan Hitchon takes the helm of the association’s executive committee during a crisis that has changed the face of retailing and left many businesses on the edge

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ASW Conversations: J.F. Champagne on quantifying Covid-19’s impact
April 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  J. F. Champagne, president of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, needs your help taking the measure of the aftermarket, some six weeks into the current coronavirus pandemic. The association has created a survey to gather critical data that can

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AIA offers details on emergency wage subsidy program
April 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The automotive Industries Association of Canada is still sorting through the newly-released details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program, but it promises to keep members apprised and help with claims-related questions. In a 40-minute web update yesterday, AIA president

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Auto parts and vehicle repairs more essential than ever, AIA says
March 19, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto parts and vehicle repairs are essential services, especially in a pandemic. That’s the message the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) is sending to legislators across the country, in an effort to ensure aftermarket businesses stay open even if

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AIA Canada cancels national conference
March 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

In response to the growing concerns over the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has cancelled its national conference. Originally to be held April 28-29, at the Delta Hotels Toronto Airport, the event was also to

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AIA national conference to offer views of aftermarket future
March 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) will hold its National Conference and Annual General Meeting in Toronto on April 29. The event will focus on new technologies, new skills, new thinking, and the constant disruption that typifies the current

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Scholarship program doles out $27,000
February 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Recipients of scholarships administered through the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) have been announced for 2019. Through the program, the association distributes over $27,000 to students from coast-to-coast.   University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship – $1,000 each Cody Bertholet, Assiniboine

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AIA to hold AGM and conference in Toronto
February 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) will hold its annual AGM and conference in Toronto on April 28 and 29. The associations new board of directors will be elected at the event. Billed as “the largest networking opportunity for

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AIA seeks nominations for board of directors
January 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Know someone who would make a great addition to the Automotive Industries Association’s board of directors? Nominations for appointment are now being accepted. Every year, two or more directors complete their terms. The association’s nominating committee is now considering a

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AIA report offers insights into consumer behaviour
January 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new AIA study, released today, suggests a strong and ongoing focus on customer loyalty will not only help automotive businesses survive, but will allow them to thrive in an increasingly competitive field. “At Your Service” is the latest instalment