NEED HELP WITH YOUR AUTOMOTIVE CAREER?
The Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc. (ARFI) is a registered charitable foundation in Canada. The ARFI’s mission is to “engage in the receipt of donations and to conduct charitable activities in Canada for the purpose of advancing education and relieving poverty in Canada, specifically with respect to the automotive trades sector”. Read more »
The ARFI BoardThe ARFI Board Members are all volunteers who give of their own time and expertise. They work together to help people wishing to enter the automotive industry develop the skills to get their first job, start or continue a career, and support their families in the future.
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Recent award recipientsHere are some of the most recent recipients of ARFI scholarships and bursaries.
Ed Coates memorial Scholarship ($5000) Recipient, 2019
“Mechanics have to be stronger in the electrical field and in tune with software to be able to fix today’s cars, but I think it is definitely improving our cars. This scholarship helps a lot with tools, schooling and books.”
Automotive Apprentice Level 3 ($2000) Scholarship Recipient, 2019
“I love cars. My future goal is to become the best auto body technician that I can be. There’s always new cars coming out with new technology, and there’s always something new and exciting. I just love it! [This award] means that there are people out there willing to say, yay, you can do it. It will help me financially.”
Training, Education and Advancement Bursary ($2000) Recipient, 2019
“My goal is to, hopefully, own my own shop some day. This award means that I’m doing really well with my carer, and hopefully it keeps going that way.”