Canada Night success (11/4/2018) - We are happy to report that Canada Night was a sold out event this year with over 1,000 in attendance! The AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation scarves were once again a hit at Canada Night, and we raised close to $2,000 for the Foundation. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Foundation.
Changes ahead for Alberta (11/1/2018) - Improvements to the Automotive Business Regulation in Alberta came into effect on October 31, 2018. The new regulations will create consistent standards to help consumers make more informed decisions and ensure businesses can compete fairly in a trusted automotive marketplace. Changes to current regulations have been made as a result of the 2017 consultation on […]
Ford’s PC Government Making Moves on Labour and Apprenticeship (10/26/2018) - Bill 148, labour legislation that was introduced by the former Ontario Liberal government, has been largely scrapped by Ford’s PC government and will be replaced, should it pass, with a more business-friendly legislation referred to as the “Making Ontario Open for Business Act.” The “Making Ontario Open for Business Act” would scrap the Liberal’s two paid sick days and […]
AIA Canada Appreciation Night (10/26/2018) - On October 10th at the Waterside Inn in Port Credit, ON, AIA Canada held a night of appreciation for the past chairs of AIA along with Maple Leaf Sponsors, current chairs of committees/councils and members who have consistently supported the activities of the association currently and in the past. At the event, Ken Coulter of […]
New federal asbestos ban includes controversial exemptions (10/21/2018) - When the federal government announced its final regulations for the ban on asbestos that will come into effect on December 30, 2018, they were probably hoping for better headlines than ours. The final regulations include new exemptions to allow the military, nuclear facilities and chlor-alkali plants to continue using the hazardous substance for several years. […]
The new cannabis act (10/18/2018) - On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act came into force. With the legalization of cannabis, employers may need to address some of the impacts of marijuana in the workplace, including: workplace safety concerns; alcohol and drug policies and testing practices; problematic drug use or dependence; defining cannabis impairment; potential costs to the organization; implementation of […]
New Report Alert – 2018 Outlook Study (10/17/2018) - The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Outlook Study. This report provides a comprehensive picture of the current aftermarket industry, as well as forecasts and trends that will impact the aftermarket in the future. The Outlook Study is an useful tool for businesses, both large […]
The Honourable Patty Hajdu joins AIA Canada to announce the release of AutoConnex, a ground-breaking labour market intelligence website for the Canadian automotive aftermarket industry (10/12/2018) - Thunder Bay, ON – October 12, 2018 – The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is pleased to announce today, at a special event hosted at Fountain Tire – Thunder Bay, the official release of AutoConnex, a groundbreaking labour market intelligence website for the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada. AIA Canada is the national trade […]
2019 membership renewals (10/11/2018) - AIA Canada needs members like you to strengthen the network of people working together to ensure the success of the automotive aftermarket industry. When you renew your membership with us, you are renewing your commitment to the automotive aftermarket. Your membership assists the industry in continuing to have a strong and united VOICE and allows […]
Monthly Minute – October 2018 (10/10/2018) - Knowledge is POWER. Through the AIA Canada Monthly Minute, important industry information is at your fingertips. Feel free to pass it along to others in your network, and most importantly, enjoy the content that is developed with you in mind. Read the Monthly Minute by clicking here.