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 and validation, executive summary (for reports), communications and dissemination (input/guidelines), and 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, and 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.
Division Chairs Committee: The Division Chairs Committee 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.
Human Resources (HR) Advisory Committee: Newly created in 2013, the AIA HR Advisory Committee undertakes research and analysis related to human resource policy and practice in the automotive aftermarket industries. The scope of the Committee ranges from employee recruitment, apprenticeship and formal education through life-long learning, organizational development and pay and benefits standards.
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.
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.
Collision Council: The mandate of the Collision Council is to bring value to the AIA membership by directing, coordinating and prioritizing initiatives related to the improvement of the Canadian collision repair industry. The Council will act as the central hub for collision repair industry support and will work closely with the Canadian Collision Industry Forum.