More than 350 stakeholders representing the insurance claims and collision repair industries attended the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) meeting on Jan. 29, 2011 in Toronto. Speakers included Tony Canadé (Assured Automotive, Toronto), departing CCIF chairman; Tom Bissonnette (Parr Autobody, Saskatoon), incoming CCIF chairman; Mike Bryan, CCIF administrator; Andrew Shepherd, Automotive Industries Association; Jerome Flanagan, Renewit Inc.; Norm Angrove, PPG Canada Inc.; Leanne Blackborow, CCIF Skills Program; Steve Fletcher of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA); Pete Tagliapetra, NuGen IT; Kathryn Graham, Meyers Norris Penney LLP and Larry Miller, Fix Auto. On behalf of his association, OARA, Fletcher presented Blackborow of the CCIF Skills Program with a cheque for $37,000. This represented the single-largest contribution ever made to the CCIF Skills Program. It came from an association fund for supporting deserving causes, established by the recyclers' "Retire Your Ride" program, to which OARA members contributed $35 per "retired" vehicle.