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CCIF 2017 Toronto Breaks Attendance Record! (2/9/2017) - CCIF 2017 Toronto breaks attendance records with over 700 registrations, with a third of the registrants being first-time CCIF attendees. Patrice Marcil delivered another enlightening presentation on the Collision Industry-Education project. Patrice moderated a panel discussion with auto body program managers/instructors from colleges across the country that highlighted the challenges faced by the colleges with […]
Important Information for Members (2/8/2017) - The federal government seeks to protect Canadians and the environment from harmful chemicals, hazardous wastes, pesticides and pollutants through the “Chemical Management Plan” and the Rotterdam, Stockholm and Basel Conventions to which the government is a signatory party. There is currently a lot of federal activity around the management of substances that include, but are […]
WorkSafeBC and Asbestos: Asbestos and the Workplace (1/17/2017) - On the WorkSafeBC website, the following notice was posted: “Notice of 2016 Asbestos Inspection: Our prevention officers will be conducting planned inspections of worksites from July 1 to December 31, 2016, to ensure all jobsites are properly informed and equipped to safely remove asbestos-containing materials and are in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety […]
The AIA and GAAS Scholarship Program Now Under New Name, Accepting Applications (1/10/2017) - For more than twenty years, the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Program provided funds to students in the aftermarket. In late 2016, GAAS was dissolved as was its scholarship program. However, we are happy to announce that a similar program has been created by AIA Canada and the University of the Aftermarket Foundation to […]
CCIAP Breaks the 300 Shop Mark (1/5/2017) - 2017 is off to a roaring start for the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). Since its launch in October 2016, over 300 collision repair facilities from coast to coast have registered with CCIAP.  As of January 1st, over 20 of those registered have scheduled their accreditation audit for the coming months. Program administrators hope […]
Economical Insurance announces its support of the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (12/22/2016) - WATERLOO, ON, Dec. 22, 2016 /CNW/ – Economical Insurance, one of Canada’s leading providers of home, auto and commercial insurance, is pleased to announce its support for the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s initiative to develop and launch the program is out of regard for the increasing complexity […]
Notice to Members: You May Be Required to Report Information Related to Asbestos to the Government (12/21/2016) - On December 15, 2016, the federal government announced its intention to move forward with plans to manage asbestos. This will be accomplished through the development of additional regulatory measures. AIA Canada has been continuously advocating for a ban on the importing of vehicle parts that contain asbestos. Worker safety is always a priority for our […]
Fix Auto North Bay first shop in Canada to become accredited with the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (11/18/2016) - AIA Canada is pleased to announce Fix Auto North Bay as the first collision repair shop in Canada to be recognized under the new Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). Program Director Andrew Shepherd was pleased to have Fix Auto North Bay be the first to confirm their participation in the accreditation program. “Store manager […]
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry in Canada is HOT Right Now! (10/24/2016) - That’s what we gleaned from the 2016 Outlook Study which provides a comprehensive picture of the current aftermarket industry. It also indicates the forecasts and trends that will impact the future. The key takeaways from the study are: The Canadian automotive aftermarket industry hit an all-time record of $21 billion in 2015! With a surge […]
AIA Canada Sets the Bar for the Quality of Repair Service in Canada with its Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) (10/18/2016) - The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada today announced the official launch of the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP).  With official support from Canadian repair networks including Fix Auto, CARSTAR, CSN and Assured Automotive, the program provides hands-on verification of repair facility qualifications from coast to coast.  CCIAP is backed by a national field […]

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