Alberta Motor Association

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The Alberta Motor Association (AMA) is a non-profit membership organization serving Alberta and the Northwest Territories. The organization, founded in 1926 with 1400 members; original dues were $6.50.[1]

It is headquartered in Edmonton and is affiliated with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and the AAA (formerly American Automobile Association) and had 855,000 members as of October 2008.[2] The Alberta Motor Association provides its members with roadside assistance service, a range of auto touring and leisure travel services, insurance services, and member discounts with partners. AMA Financial has also begun offering a variety of mortgage and Guaranteed Investment Certificate products to members.

The Association is one of the largest CAA/AAA affiliates in North America.[citation needed]

AMA publishes its member's Magazine AMA Insider from its Edmonton Headquarters.

The association also owns Bridgewater Bank, a Calgary-based chartered bank.

Fraud Allegations[edit]

On August 8, 2016, the AMA announced that an executive was dismissed for cause related to "fraudulent activity".[3] The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported the AMA had commenced a lawsuit against the former vice-president of information technology seeking recovery of $Cdn 8.2 million related to fraudulent invoices.[4]


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