Government Relations Committee: The mandate of the Government Relations Committee is to effectively influence government on industry issues. The Government Relations Committee monitors proposed government legislation/regulations; establishes industry position on policy issues; and lobbies the government on the industry's behalf.
Market Research Committee: The mandate of the Market Research Committee is to act as the central hub for detailed and strategic data. The Committee will be accountable for:
• Data Observations • Data Validation • Executive summary (for reports) • Communications and dissemination (input/guidelines) • Identifying trends/trend lines
In addition the Committee will be responsible for: • Aiding in the recruitment of new members for the committee • Creating an annual research plan • Budget oversight • Creating a central depository of data available • Managing the tactical elements of projects (who and how)
Audit and Finance Committee: The mandate of the Finance and Audit Committee is to assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities with respect to the integrity of the Association’s financial statements, reports and financial reporting process. The Finance and Audit Committee is also tasked with reviewing a long term financial plan and strategy that secures the financial viability and growth of the Association.
Young Executive Society (YES) Committee: AIA's Young Executive Society (YES Canada) represents the interests of young executives (45 years of age or younger) in the industry. The mandate of YES Canada is to provide members with a forum to express their views and recommendations on the current industry to ensure its future growth and prosperity. YES will also provide a networking and mentoring environment for young executives in the automotive aftermarket industry to enhance and develop their executive skills so that they may grow into stronger leaders of the industry.
Be Car Care Aware Advisory Committee: The Be Car Care Aware (BCCA) Advisory Committee is comprised of BCCA sponsors who wish to provide their input on the program’s activities. An individual from each company sponsor is identified and participates in advisory meetings two to three times a year. Having an established committee in place strengthens the program by providing a more focussed direction and allows for stronger industry input.
AIA Automotive Service Provider Association (ASPA) Council: The ASPA Council is a standing council of AIA Canada comprised of National, Provincial and Regional Automotive Service Provider Associations. The ASPA Council is dedicated to achieving a fair resolution to the national issue of Right to Repair and other relevant national interests impacting automotive service providers and their customers.
Division Advisory Council: The Division Advisory Council provides a unique opportunity for division chairs to come together to share their division experiences, to exchange ideas, to address areas of common concern, and to advise AIA on a number of membership issues. The council is the Association's primary connection to its grass roots membership.
Retailers Council: The mandate of the Retailers Council is to provide focus for the special interests of mass merchandisers, specialty groups and oil company headquarters. The main issues of interest to this council are human resources and training, industry standards, motor vehicle inspections and compliance with government regulations.