Who Is RVDA of Canada?


rvda_cRecreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada was established in 1986 as a national not-for-profit organization. An elected volunteer board of directors determines RVDA of Canada policies and the association is managed by staff headquartered in Richmond, BC.


Mission Statement

A national, volunteer federation of provincial and regional RVDA associations and their members, the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada (RVDA) is a professional trade association that works on behalf of all retail businesses involved in the recreation vehicle industry. Advocacy, professional development and industry initiatives are developed by members, for members and delivered on their behalf by the RVDA.

The core objective of the RVDA of Canada is to bring together and represent the retail businesses involved in the recreation vehicle industry across Canada, thus providing the support and strength to protect and promote the interests and welfare of Canadian RV Dealers, and to maximize the potential of the industry for all involved.

Since 1996, the association developed a national Education and Human Resources committee to promote more awareness of the job opportunities available in the RV industry.  The association is also committed to working with public and private training providers to keep up with the latest technology and to help attract and retain talented workers. RVDA of Canada, in conjunction with industry partners, offer educational programs including annual RV Dealers Convention/Expo, seminars, webinars and technical clinics.


Education and HR Committee Objectives

All programs are developed and implemented with a national focus by working closely with Provincial and regional associations. Some of the key objectives include:

  • Create more awareness of the career opportunities in the RV industry;
  • To encourage the professional and personal growth of Recreation Vehicle Dealers and their employees with educational programs, seminars, conventions and related research;
  • Promote the importance of ongoing employee training and retention programs;
  • Maintain working relationships with Federal, Provincial, Municipal providers and consultants of career and training opportunities in the trades.