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AIA Canada Announces Improvements to its Collision Sector Support

Ottawa, ON, September 22, 2022 – The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) is pleased to announce changes to the support it provides to the collision repair sector.

AIA Canada is providing more resources to the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF). Better integration with AIA Canada’s events, marketing, sponsorship, and communications assets will allow CCIF to be a more effective agent for all industry stakeholders.

In addition, the Collision Repairer’s Council (CRC) has been restructured to provide a clear and specific voice to the concerns of Canadian collision repair service providers.

AIA Canada also continues to operate I-CAR Canada as a critical component of collision skills and certification.

“These moves represent an important evolution in our approach to the collision repair sector,” said AIA Canada President Jean-François Champagne. “The Canadian collision landscape is huge, involving many different players, each with different interests – from insurance companies to automakers, from parts manufacturers to the shops that carry out the repairs – and the CCIF creates the right environment to discuss common issues. At the same time, the AIA Canada Board has been receiving calls for action on the challenges facing shops, and the Collision Repairer’s Council will ensure that AIA Canada is collaborating with repairers to address these challenges.”

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About the Automotive Industries Association of Canada

We represent, support and lead innovation in Canada's $32.2-billion auto care sector. With more than 4,000 members across the country, our vision, research, training programs and advocacy supports Canada’s collision and mechanical sectors. Our best practices for the auto care industry help our members keep Canada’s fleet of almost 29.8-million vehicles on the road.

Whether you’ve been in a collision or require maintenance, our members help vehicles last longer, pollute less and keep drivers safer by offering Canadians any product or service a vehicle may need after it rolls off the dealership’s lot.

For more information, please contact Communications at:

180 Elgin Street, Suite 1400 Ottawa, ON K2P 2K3

1-800-808-2920, ext. 2285

communications@aiacanada.com