Membership

COHV Membership and Industry Partners Information

The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) is a national, non-profit trade association that represents the manufacturers and distributors of off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)and related products and services in Canada.

COHV Membership:

Membership in the association is limited to those organizations engaged in the business of manufacturing and/or distributing whole ATVs, Off-Road Motorcycles and ROVs in Canada, and commit to reporting and funding requirements.

Industry Partners are those organizations engaged in the business of manufacturing and/or distributing whole ATVs, Off-Road Motorcycles and ROVs in Canada, as well as manufacturers and distributors of ATV, Off-Road Motorcycle and ROV related aftermarket products and services.

Please see our 2017 Industry Partners Program Brochure for more information.

COHV Members:

Membership in the association is limited to those organizations engaged in the business of manufacturing and/or distributing whole ATVs, Off-Road Motorcycles and ROVs in Canada.  The Board of Directors of the COHV may, by resolution, admit as a new member any organization fulfilling the necessary criteria, having received a written request for membership.

Members have certain rights and privileges as outlined herein and are entitled to a full range of benefits and services offered by the COHV, including:

  • One voting representative on each committee of the COHV.
  • Monthly wholesale and retail off-road motorcycle and ATV sales statistics, by company, model, cc size, and category, nationally and by province, city and postal code (participation is mandatory).
  • Volume show discount rates at the PSS Motorcycle and OHV Shows in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Quebec, Moncton and Montreal.
  • Participation in strategic planning and priority determination for COHV.
  • Monthly e-newsletter.
  • Annual Industry Statistics Package.
  • Regular updates on federal and provincial ATV, off-road motorcycle and ROV equipment requirements.
  • Regular updates on operator requirements for off road motorcycles, ATVs and ROVs in each province and territory.
  • Federal and provincial legislative correspondence and submissions on issues that affect the off road motorcycle and ATV industry.

The fee structure for Members of the COHV is based on four criteria – an annual due; a per unit wholesale amount; a wholesale dollar amount based on each company’s percentage of all member companies’ wholesale dollar sales; and a ‘purchaser assessment’ per unit sold at retail. The purchaser assessment is used to support OHV national and provincial rider federations, safety programs and educational materials.

As well there is an annual fee for a member company which distributes side-by-sides. Member company fees are reviewed and approved each year by the Board of Directors during the budget process. The fiscal year of the COHV is from January 1st to December 31st.

The main operating committee of the COHV is the Executive Committee. It meets approximately four times each year. The Executive Committee reports to the Board of Directors, which meets at least once each year. The Technical Standards and Compliance Committee, the Policy and Government Relations Committee, the Show Committee, the Public and Media Relations Committee, the Audit Committee and the Statistics Task Force meet approximately three to four times per year depending on the urgency and importance of the subjects being discussed.

Contact COHV Download Brochure

Industry Partners:

Industry Partners in the association are limited to those organizations engaged in the business of manufacturing and/or distributing whole ATVs, ROVs and off-road motorcycles in Canada, as well as manufacturers and distributors of ATV, Off-Road Motorcycle and ROV related aftermarket products and services.

The Board of Directors of the COHV may, by resolution, admit as a new Industry Partner any organization fulfilling the necessary criteria, having received a written request.

Industry partners have certain privileges as outlined herein and are entitled to a range of services for the specified fee as offered by the COHV, including:

  • Access to the Importer Assistance Program: Communication with COHV staff on import related subjects and access to selected consultants, and services.
  • Special discount rate at all seven PSS Motorcycle and OHV Shows. Please note: to participate in The Motorcycle Shows, the exhibitor must demonstrate product compliance with Transport Canada and Environment Canada regulations and standards.
  • Monthly retail sales statistics by category, cc size, province.
  • Annual Industry Statistics Package.
  • Updates on federal and provincial ATV, off-road motorcycle and ROV equipment requirements.
  • Updates on operator requirements for off road motorcycles, ATVs and ROVs in each province and territory.
  • Federal and provincial legislative correspondence and submissions on issues that affect the off road motorcycle and ATV industry.

Member fees are reviewed and approved each year by the Board of Directors during the budget process. The fiscal year of the COHV is from January 1st to December 31st.

Download Our 2017 Industry Partner Application

Download our current list of COHV Industry Partners

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