Rousseau Temporarily Suspending Operations

Due to the severity and spread of COVID-19 and a directive by the Quebec government that all non-essential businesses temporarily close, Rousseau Communication is complying with the regulations and is temporarily suspending operations. During this time, we will not be sending out our daily news feeds on, nor our…

Federal Government Announces Assistance for Small Business, Employees

Measures are designed to protect those facing a potential cash crunch. Given the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus), countries around the world are continuing to take measures to help limit the extent of the outbreak, while at the same time providing economic assistance to their citizens and residents. Canada is…

COVID-19: The Industry Reacts

Industry Events Impacted by COVID 19 Pandemic
With the steady rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada, the industry is taking necessary steps to avoid large gatherings, either by cancelling or postponing events until further notice.  Many preventative measures have also been put in place by key industry leaders. COVID-19 was recently declared a global…

First Ever WomenDriven Event at CIAS

WomenDriven team (L-R) Susan Gubasta, Justina Wilson, Miranda Pyatte and Diana Alexandra Conte.
Anne Gilligan, Corporate Liasion Manager, Weins Canada.
Bri Newman, Vice President, HR4 Dealers.
Ryan D'Mello of Auto Retail Team, Google Canada.
Jessica Todd, Senior Manager, Incentives Strategy, Hyundai Auto Canada.
Carolyn Macsween, Ontario Sales Manager, Kijiji Autos.
Jason Dale, Executive Director, Automotive Business School of Canada.
Carey Lamoureux, Senior Manager Chief Customer Experience, Nissan Canada.
Grace Kong, Vice President Human Resources, Cox Automotive Canada.
Jessica D’Alessandro, Marketing and Public Relations, 427 Auto & Avenue Collision.
Randy Price, Head of Accounts and Strategic Partnerships, Car Media 2.0.
Aniseh Sharifi, Fierce Media.
Jessica Cowan, Financial Services Manager, 400 Chrysler.
Brian Sencic, Automotive Growth, Facebook Canada.
Stephanie Wallcraft, President, Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.
Jennifer Worsley, Audi Brand Specialist, Audi Brampton.
Todd Bourgon, Executive Director, Trillium Automobile Dealers Association.
Enza Degiuli, Director of Retail Finance, RBC Automotive Finance.
Alicia Wilson, Senior Director of Sales, DealerInspire.
On February 21, the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) and Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) played host to the first ever WomenDriven event. The brainchild of current CIAS President and President of Mississauga Toyota, Susan Gubasta, TADA Events Planner, Diana Alexandra Conte, Automotive Consultant Miranda Pyatte and Mississauga Toyota Marketing Manager…

CIAS 2020

The 2020 edition Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) is currently underway at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Thousands of auto industry executives, along with media and the public gather for this yearly celebration of the finest cars on the planet. Autosphere attended the CIAS and our team brought…

2020 AARO Symposium: Planning for Change

AARO, Symposium, aftermarket, Repair it Right 2020, information access, MTO, inspections
On January 10-11, the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO) hosted its 2020 Annual General Meeting, Symposium and Trade Show. Holiday Inn Oakville Centre once again played host to this highly-anticipated event on the automotive aftermarket calendar. Technicians; shop owners; managers and vendors/suppliers from across Ontario were in attendence, witnessing…