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OWN Your Safety's Utility Infrastructure Awareness E-Learning Course NOW AVAILABLE! 

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Powering Your Project with Innovation
Oakville Enterprises Corporation
OEC's family of companies offer integrated utility infrastructure and risk management services including utility locates, damage prevention risk analysis, utility engineering design, LIDAR mapping, pole testing, GIS design and analysis. Follow the link to see how OEC is using innovation to bring value, reduce costs and protect your assets.

In 2016, there were nearly 12,000 excavation damages in Canada leading to estimated societal costs of $975 million. The 6th Annual CCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, held in Whistler, B.C. this fall, is your opportunity to make a difference in the damage prevention movement. Over the course of three days, gain valuable knowledge at educational sessions covering critical topics, enrich your professional network through multiple social events and envision the future by interacting with exhibitors on the forefront of damage prevention.


Join us for the 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, February 13-15, at Sheraton on the Falls‎, Niagara Falls, ON.

This event is a signature event for the ORCGA, attracting more than 250 damage prevention management professionals and decision makers from across Ontario including stakeholder groups such as oil and gas, municipalities, telecommunications, emergency management, electrical transmission, surveyors and provincial regulators.

Meet with colleagues to exchange industry information, focus on public awareness initiatives for damage prevention and expand stakeholder knowledge on provincial efforts to protect essential infrastructure.

Trenchless Utility Equipment
Weinmann Electric Ltd.

The Damage Prevention Technician, DPT® program provides instruction on the fundamentals of locating based on locating processes employed by specific industries. Click here for the brochure. 

Click here for the DPT course schedule.


DIRT Reporting

This chart illustrates the damage ratio relative to the volume of events over the past decade.  Industry practice is to measure damage prevention performance by the volume of damages per thousand notifications.

Turning Waste Into Value
Wessuc Inc.
Our keyhole coring process provides safe and quick access to underground utilities and enables localized excavation. We are equipped with hole plates that can safely cover the holes, allowing them to be immediately driven on. To compliment the coring service, Wessuc provides hydro-vac excavation services. Our combination wet/dry vac trucks break up soil using air/water while simultaneously excavating the slurry with a powerful vacuum. Wessuc is available for 24/7 emergency calls.
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The ORCGA is now accepting papers for the 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, Feb 13-15, 2019 at Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON.

The deadline for submissions os Nov 30, 2018.

Landscape Ontario
Vivax Canada


Click on the link to check out the ORCGA promo video for the 2018 Locate Rodeo and Excavator Challege!

Locate Rodeo/Excavator Challenge Promo Video 

Ear to the Ground

In light of its 15 year anniversary, the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance approached Mike Scarland, one of the co-founders, to revisit the genesis of this amazing organization.

"So much has been accomplished through the ORCGA and its members that it is difficult to imagine the chaotic situation that existed in the excavation industry only a short time ago."

Member News

Register to attend the CATT Annual General Meeting (AGM), October 11, at the Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Road, Mississauga.

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The Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) is conducting a survey is to better understand the current state of Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) practices, barriers and acceptance across Canada.

Click the link for the survey.


Today, COR™ certification has reached a stage where you just cannot remain registered anymore, especially come 2019. The luxury of just remaining registered and bid for projects is soon vanishing. Therefore, it’s time to take quick action.


The amount of money wasted on costly utility strikes is staggering. According to the CGA utility strikes have resulted in $1.7 Billion in property damage, 1906 injuries and 421 deaths.





If you are looking to make contributions to the damage prevention industry through best practices, reporting and evaluation, or events and education, the ORCGA committees are looking for your input.

Education and Events Committee meeting:  Nov. 14

Reporting and Evaluation Committee meeting:  TBA

Best Practices Committee meeting:  TBA

Contact Jennifer by email or call 905.328.7063.