A National Association for Canada's Collision Repair Industry: Is it needed?
If so, tell us what is needed to make it happen and what it needs to do for you. A nationwide association of collision repair shops could help create one strong voice representing repairers throughout the industry. Your input is essential.
Origin and Mission
Due to the increased challenges faced by collision repair shop owners and managers a dedicated group of advisors has suggested using the Collision Repair Bureau to test the waters of forming a national association. Repair facilities are facing more pressures than ever. Increased costs, declining accident numbers, lack of staff and recruitment issues, new training needs and equipment are one side of the equation. The other side is the inability to charge fair door rates to ensure safe and accurate repairs. Currently there is no national association dedicated to represent and advocate on behalf of shops, regardless of independent, franchise or network status. The intended mission is to reflect the professional standards of the Canadian collision repair industry by providing advocacy, inspiration, knowledge and tools they need for their business to succeed. The goal is to channel passion and integrity into services, leadership, sustainability and efficiency.
The Collision Repair Bureau currently hosts The Consumers Guide to Collision Repair, a consumer website powered by Collision Repair magazine dedicated to informing the driving public about collision repair processes and personnel.