WHO WE ARE

AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation

The High Fives for Kids Foundation, which was established in 2005 as a charitable non-profit organization, assists AIA Canada members and divisions in their efforts to support Canadian charities that benefit children and youth by collecting and redistributing funds.

We are committed to creating brighter futures for Canadian children and youth by giving them the tools, opportunities, and support they need. The projects we fund provide training, equipment, experiences, and assistance so that young people can reach their full potential.

What We Do

Thanks to AIA Canada’s local divisions, we reach communities directly and offer help where it is needed. Under the championship of the members, the Foundation runs a number of campaigns that provide funding to smaller charities that may otherwise be overlooked.

Not only do we work towards building local communities, we also want to give back to the industry that supports our Foundation. Scholarships are awarded annually across Canada to qualified students and monetary assistance is provided to those who wish to further their education in the automotive aftermarket field.

Our Mission

To inspire and engage the members of automotive aftermarket in Canada to bring positive change and improve the quality of life for children and youth in their local communities.

Our Board

Raymond Proulx, KYB America – Chair
Zara Wishloff, Automotive Parts Distributors
Dave Fifield, Wakefield Canada
Joe Mercanti, Worldpac Canada
Steve Bujold, Vast-Auto Canada
Mike Rutherford, OK Tire

Our Staff

Luciana Nechita – Executive Director
Ibtihal Ridha – Director, Finance & Operations
Courtney DeLaura – Manager, Marketing and Communications
Sebastien Guindon – Graphic Designer
Andrew Stacey – Communications Coordinator
Didina Kyenge – Grants and Scholarships