AIA Canada takes action to build a stronger national voice for independent service providers in Alberta

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is happy to welcome the members of the Canadian Independent Automotive Association (CIAA) as program participants of the Automotive Service Associate Program (ASAP). Continuing its ongoing efforts to strengthen the voice of automotive service providers across the country on both a provincial and national level, AIA Canada will offer CIAA members a broader platform to address the issues facing the automotive aftermarket.
Formed in 2004, the CIAA has made its mission to change the image of the industry while creating a sustainable aftermarket sector. The Association’s objective is to encourage, support and promote the advancement of its members, who are independent automotive repair businesses based primarily in Alberta.
“Both AIA Canada and the CIAA are driven to improve the automotive aftermarket for both independent businesses and Canadian vehicle owners,” said Jean-François Champagne, President, AIA Canada. “Given the similarity in our mission statements, we naturally fit together. It’s a win-win for both associations.”
Through the Automotive Service Associate Program’s offerings and benefits, AIA Canada is committed to fully supporting the CIAA members in bringing their provincial voice to the national stage.

“I am excited to see the new opportunities that our members can take advantage of through AIA Canada,” said Wayne Paulsen, President, CIAA. “I believe that together we will have a more powerful voice to speak on behalf of the independent repairers.”




About the Automotive Service Associate Program

The Automotive Service Associate Program (ASAP) is designed to meet the needs of the automotive service shops in Canada. Program participants have access to products and services that affect the day-to-day bottom line of service shops. The program is managed by AIA Canada. 
About AIA Canada
The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is the national trade association that brings together the entire automotive aftermarket supply and service chain. AIA's mandate is to promote, educate and represent members in areas that impact the growth and prosperity of the industry. To learn more, please visit and follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.
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