Recently, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada and the Canadian/American Spinal Research Organization (CSRO) teamed up to address road safety through AIA Canada’s Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP).
As part of their “Paving the Way to a Cure” campaign, CSRO is partnering with automotive industry stakeholders, such as AIA Canada. The campaign acknowledges the high proportion (43%) of spinal cord injuries that are caused by motor vehicle collisions, naturally making the partnership with AIA Canada a good fit.
The quality of repairs and the safety of Canadians are paramount to AIA Canada and its members,” explains Jean-François Champagne, President of AIA Canada. “The automotive aftermarket plays a critical role in repairing and maintaining the 26 million vehicles on Canadian roads. Safe cars save lives and prevent tragedies such as spinal cord injury.”
“Working together to make our roads safer will have a direct effect on the prevention of spinal cord injuries, which in addition to our fundraising and awareness initiatives, is something we believe very strongly in at the CSRO,” states Barry Munro, Chief Development Officer of the CSRO. “We’re looking forward to spreading the message of accredited vehicle repairs, which in turn will keep our roads safer for everyone.”