The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) is the national association for franchised automobile and truck dealerships that sell new cars and trucks. Our 3,200 dealers represent a key sector of Canada's economy. Through our dealers, we are represented in nearly every community and those dealers collectively employ over 140,000 people across the country.
CADA is a federation of provincial and regional dealer associations. Our Board of Directors is made up of the representatives of those organizations. Our Executive Committee includes dealers chosen by each of the major regions and the President of CADA. This means that our regional members have direct input into the association's strategic direction and daily decision-making.
Every day brings new challenges to Canada's franchised new-car dealers. CADA acts as the national voice of the dealers and serves as a forceful advocate to government, industry, and the media.
We have numerous roles:
- to work with the Federal Government on issues that affect the retail sector of the automobile industry;
- to play a key role in legal action on behalf of dealers; and
- to improve relations between dealers and manufacturers.
CADA helps dealers in all of these ways. Our activities, products, services and publications are designed to help dealers succeed.