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

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.

The 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium sponsorship opportunities have been greatly enhanced for this year; there are many new opportunities!

Symposium sponsorship is your opportunity to:

• Increase visibility for your organization.
• Develop relationships with new prospects and strengthen ties with existing clients.
• Differentiate your products and services from your competitors.
• Increase sales and build your customer base.
• Demonstrate industry leadership to delegates and decision makers.
• Align your brand with professional development and technology sessions.

Questions about sponsorship? Please contact Vicki Husome:
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

Underground infrastructure plays a central, but hidden, role in communities across Ontario.

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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Landscape Ontario
Vivax Canada
Ear to the Ground

It's not every day that one gets to work on a project that has been described as one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America, Canada's number one infrastructure priority by Canada's Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and project that will change the landscape of the city of Windsor.


Ear to the Ground sat down with Ray Forget, Overhead/Underground Supervisor, Hydro Distribution, from ENWIN Utilities to discuss his work on the project known as the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Member News
To ORCGA Members:
The information listed here outlines the process for our 2019 Board of Directors Elections. We will continue to use the electronic election process originally implemented in 2007.

We invite you to spend a few minutes and take the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance readership survey.


As a valued industry stakeholder, your input is extremely important as we strive to create useful, timely and relevant publications for you moving into 2019.

The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and all responses will remain strictly confidential.

We understand your busy schedule so we appreciate you taking the time give us feedback. Survey participants can enter for a chance to win a $50 VISA Gift Card.

Thank you in advance for your comments.


In 2016 it was estimated that nearly $975 million was spent in Canada on societal costs related to damage to underground plant; this figure refers to costs associated with emergency response, evacuation, environmental contamination, interruption to service, and the use of safety services such as 911. According to the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) DIRT Report, 43% of the damages that occurred in 2016 were a result of not securing locates prior to digging or not providing sufficient information to provincial One Call centres.


Click on the link for informaiton about the compliance process for late locates and how to register a complaint.


Effective March 2019, Ontario One Call will be moving any requests with more than a single civic to the web. Any requests that contain more than one civic, or have no civic associated will not be processed over the phone.

Click the link to find out what is changing, what doesn't change, and how you can prepare for the change.





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.

Events and Communication Committee meeting: Jan. 16

Reporting and Evaluation Committee meeting: 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium

Best Practices Committee meeting: 2019 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium

Contact Jennifer by email or call 905.328.7063.