Associates

Benefits of joining Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association

  • The #1 and most important reason for Associate Members to join ORVDA is to show the Dealers they are supporting them and to have access to Dealers eg: Annual General Meeting, Golf Tournament. Nowhere else is there the opportunity to interact with other industry colleagues as at ORVDA events & conventions.
  • Your membership provides creditability with the Dealers.
  • Discount pricing for all ORVDA shows.
  • Your will have your company information on ORVDA, RVDA of Canada and Go RVings websites. Which of course makes you visible to both the Dealers & the General Public.
  • Your will receive both ORVDA & RVDA of Canada newsletters and be informed about what is going on in the RV industry.
  • There are several other smaller reasons – visa & MasterCard lower rates, Discounts at hotels, cost effective group benefits program.
  • The ORVDA is in constant communication with various government bodies, ensuring they receive relevant industry information. Plus, it benefits the ORVDA to receive current information from government that might affect member’s businesses. ORVDA Shows now 5 strong and if you are not directly involved in the shows it helps promote the lifestyle. But most important, strength in numbers; when you become a member of ORVDA, you add one more voice to the over 7500 RV Dealers and Associate Members in North America

Benefits of Joining RVDA of Canada

The RVDA of Canada is here to assist in the improvement of all involved in the recreation vehicle industry. Any programs, activities or government lobbying that the association may become involved in are introduced and developed by its members, for its members. Involvement is encouraged from all members. If you have any questions regarding the RVDA, what it does or what it can do for you, please contact one of the provincial or regional RVDA offices or the RVDA of Canada.

  1. Communication:
    • Annual National Membership Directory
    • Annual RV Magazine: The RV Compass
    • Bimonthly Newsletter
    • Biweekly eBulletin / Stolen RV Report
    • “New Member” information packages
    • Email, fax and mail-outs of programs and members benefits
    • RVDA of Canada website, including web listing and Members Only area access
  2. RVDA of Canada Endorsements:
    • Chemical Protection/Glass Etched Anti-Theft – SAL Group–Industrial Alliance Pacific
    • Creditor Insurance – SAL Group–Industrial Alliance Pacific
    • Employee Group Benefit Program – Federated Insurance Company of Canada
    • Pre-Employment Screening Services – BackCheck (a division of Checkwell)
    • Property & Casualty Insurance Program – Federated Insurance Company of Canada
    • Retail RV Finance Program – RBC Royal Bank
    • Multimedia Services: Online dealer inventories, web design & hosting – RVHotlineCanada.com
    • Merchant Account Discount Program – PayLogec Merchant Solutions
      • MasterCard (from 1.69% electronic)
      • VISA (from 1.63% electornic)
      • Interac (10 cents per transaction)
    • SAL Protection Plan (SPP) Extended Warranty Program – SAL Group–Industrial Alliance Pacific
    • Spader 20 Groups – Spader Companies
  3. Other General Member Benefits:
    • Affiliate Membership in TIAC (Tourism Industry Association of Canada)
    • Articles accepted for newsletter (non-advertorial)
    • Calendar of Events
    • Canada Night Dinner at RVIA National RV Trade Show
    • Canadian RV & Camping Industry Convention
    • Catalogue of educational and promotional materials available to members
    • Choice Hotels discount program
    • Events that raise the public profile of RVDAs
    • Marks WorkWearhouse Discount Card
    • Promotion of provincial and regional RVDA events
    • Promotional material: ABC of the Recreation Vehicle Video (How to Safely Enjoy RVing)
    • Research of programs and technologies of benefit to the RV industry
    • RiskWise Safety Guide – RVDA of Canada and Federated Insurance Company of Canada
    • RVDA of Canada apparel
    • RVDA of Canada window decals
  4. Dealer Benefits:
    • Charter member in Go RVing Canada Coalition for the promotion of the RV lifestyle, including:
      • Go RVing Canada dealer tie-in promotion packages, including a lead distribution module
      • placement on the Go RVing website – enhanced for above tie-in program participants
      • RV video footage available for promotional projects
      • Marketing Advantage Program with media images; printable posters, banners brochures
    • Dealer recognition and promotion
      • Dealer of the Year Award
      • RV Show Best Bulk Space Award
    • Definition of an RV Dealership – for dealer, industry partner and consumer awareness
    • Model Dealer Agreement
    • Pre-owned RV Certification Program
    • Representation on the board of the RV Educational Council / RV Learning Center
    • RV Dealers International Convention / Expo
    • RVDA of Canada Code of Ethics
    • Stolen RV reports and database
  5. Government lobbying on RV issues:
    • to rectify any legal or policy concern of the RV industry
    • to be in a position to proactively negotiate and give “expert” input on issues before they become
      policy or legislation
  6. Education enhancement and staff recruitment programs:
    • access to RV Learning Center training programs
    • access to industry publications such as the RVDA of America’s RV Executive Today and RV
      Technician magazines
    • discount rates on approximately 50 selected industry publications and RV dealership manuals
      covering general dealer operations, sales, rental service, AfterMarket, and F & I departments
    • Education Toolkit – a Catalogue of Courses and Resources
    • national training seminars
    • preferred access to RV Learning Center resources and training, including Certification Programs
      for RV Service Manager, RV Service Advisor / Writer and Parts Personnel (Managers, Specialists)
    • privacy policy information and guidelines
    • RV Career Reference Guide (Human Resources program)
    • RVCareers.ca website for member job postings and recruitment of staff to the industry
    • A catalogue of publications and materials available can be requested from the RVDA of Canada offices at 604.718.6325, or
      info@rvda.ca. (Includes most order forms. Order forms for Apparel – a member-only item – are separate.)
  7. Regular contact (including some memberships) and joint efforts with other associations and organizations in Canada and the United States that are affiliated with recreation vehicle industry such as:
    • Campgrounds•Campings Canada (CCC)
    • Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) – member
    • Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association (CRVA)
    • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
    • Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)
    • Recreation Vehicle Aftermarket Association (RVAA)
    • Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of America
    • Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA)
    • Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) – member
  8. Statistics and Other Industry Data:
    • annual National Industry Payroll Survey
    • biennial Warranty and Parts Survey
    • collection and documentation of other relevant information
    • compilation and distribution of national legislation standards by province
    • monitoring and evaluation of industry data such as RV shipments
    • monthly national RV sales statistics summary
  9. Specific Committees:
    • Awards
    • Education & Human Resources
    • International Convention / Expo
    • Funding
    • Marketing Intelligence
    • Past Chairmen Advisory
    • Program Development
    • RV Education Foundation (RV Learning Center)

 

Benefits of joining

Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association

ORVDA Dealer membership is open only to RV Dealers in Ontario

  1. ORVDA offers Education programs both Technicians & Sales, including course information, books from General Dealer Operations, Rental Operations Materials, Sales Training Materials and After Market & Service Publications, propane courses & service training.
  2. Web Site, 24 hour advertisement of your company free with membership on ORVDA website, RVDA of Canada’s website and Go RVing’s website
  3. Special rates from Visa 1.63%, MasterCard 1.69% and Interact 10 cents per transaction.
  4. Stolen Vehicle reports, The ORVDA will distribute stolen vehicle information to ORVDA members and law enforcement agencies as quickly as possible in an effort to recover lost property.
  5. Go Rving chartered membership – tie in promotion packages, including a lead distribution module.
  6. Newsletters: Find out what is going on in the industry & RVDA of North America Literature,
  7. Warning of scams affecting RV Dealers and Industry Statistics.
  8. The ORVDA conducts consumer and industry surveys to better understand our market.
  9. Conventions & Events, industry oriented events each year such as golf tournament & annual general meeting. Nowhere else is there the opportunity to interact with other industry colleagues as at ORVDA events & conventions.
  10. Government lobbying: Fighting for you e.g.: MTO weight issues.The ORVDA is in constant communication with various government bodies i.e.; TSSA, OMVIC, ensuring they receive relevant industry information.Plus, it benefits the ORVDA to receive current information from government that might affect member’s businesses.
  11. ORVDA Shows now 5 strong and if you are not directly involved in the shows it helps promote the lifestyle.
  12. RV Careers
  13. Access to rvforsaleontario.ca website. Dealer members only.
  14. Dealer to Dealer sales on ORVDA website
  15. But most important, strength in numbers; when you become a member of ORVDA, you add one more voice to the over 7500 RV Dealers and Associate Members in North America working together in the interest of the industry.
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