Government Affairs

The Automobile Dealers Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (ADANL) participates in lobbying efforts with the provincial government to help member dealers get the fair and beneficial rights and regulations they need. We meet regularly with key government partners to voice opinions on the impact provincial policies will have on new car and truck dealers. ADANL’s work also extends to municipal governments, educating them on how important the auto retail sector is to the local job market and the economy. Through its advocacy, ADANL ensures that the government is hearing the interests of dealers, particularly when creating policy and regulations.

Inter-Association Affairs

ADANL meets twice a year with the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) and other provincial executives to ensure that rules and regulations are fair and equitable to all its members. If there is a regulation ADANL questions, the association will use its resources with CADA and other provincial associations to take action as a united federation. Provincially,  ADANL addresses any local issues and concerns and through collaboration with CADA,  can  provide member dealers with access to funding, insurance programs, collaborative opportunities, best practises and more. ADANL works to be part of a national solution and continually works with CADA to achieve realistic and attainable goals for the betterment of all association members.

Dealer Relations

A pillar of a good relationship is strong communication between the association and its members. Electronic communication and in house meetings are used effectively to keep member dealers up to date on the work of ADANL. Dealer meetings are scheduled across the province annually to ensure that dealers who are unable to travel to St John’s for the AGM are kept informed and issues which may be unique to their geographies are identified and brought to the table for discussion and solution.

Dealer and Associate Conference

Our Annual General Meeting, is our keystone event. The conference brings together top personnel from Dealerships and Associate Member Companies. Dealer Principals, General Managers and Sales Managers attend from our Dealership Stores along with Associate members representing business which supply goods and services to our Dealerships. The AGM  consists of an election meeting for Dealer Members, an afternoon of informative business speakers and a Gala Dinner. Unfortunately,  due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the date of the next face to face association AGM and conference has not been determined. Please check back for further information as the Covid situation works its course. 

Searching for talent

ADANL makes a significant investment in the promotion of learning opportunities available to students at the Automotive Business School of Canada by providing scholarships to students interested in the retail automobile industry. ADANL strives to cultivate students interests and help them learn more about the automotive industry.

Supporting our Members

ADANL partners with CADA to offer member dealers CADA 360 Programs including CADA 360 Employee Benefits, Retirement Savings, Garage Insurance and Home and Auto Insurance. Our members benefit from the great group rates the program offers.