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Last year, the ORCGA Golf Tournament welcomed 296 golfers from 80+ companies, associations and municipalities.
2020 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11-13, at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa
Locators…Show Them What You Got!
Don’t Miss ORCGA’s 2 Day Locate Rodeo and Excavator Challenge Competition
Aug 15 & 16, Durham College, Oshawa.
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
Each year, many of Ontario’s utility owners submit their Damage Investigation Reporting
Tool (DIRT) findings to the ORCGA. This information is used to compile the annual DIRT
report, published each spring. Historically, no medium or large municipal utility has
completed the voluntary reporting, which has limited knowledge and awareness across
the industry. Halton Region is the first municipality to submit information which will be
included in the 2018 report. This article takes a closer look at their findings for water
system damages.
PGC Services
Vivax Canada
Naylor Association Solutions
Vivax Canada
Ear to the Ground
"Ground saturation" doesn't just mean waterlogged soil anymore. The term can also refer to ground so packed with utilities that it doesn't seem to provide any room for more. That's the situation being faced by many sewer and water utilities, electrical service providers, telecoms, municipal services and any other organizations jostling for space underground.
Member News
Join us October 8-10, 2019 at the Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
This checklist, originally published in dp-PRO, mentions when looking at all the ways you may be affected, that damages to your water infrastructure can have massive costs.
TransCanada recently launched a Youth Energy Safe Award, to recognize non-profit organizations for completing safe digging projects. This program encourages youth-based organizations to click before they dig by incentivizing them with a $1,000 grant. To qualify, youth-based organizations need to submit an application form with their One Call ticket number, as well as contact information. Examples of digging projects include planting trees, shrubs or flowerbeds, installing a mailbox or fence or building a deck.

Once a completed application is received, TransCanada will ensure that the requirements are met and then submit a charitable grant to the recipient organization in acknowledgement of their commitment to safety and community service.
Source: CBC News
The federal government on Tuesday pledged $150 million for four flooding and storm mitigation projects in Toronto and York Region, after a summer in which residents across the GTA endured water-filled basements and power outages following intense rainstorms.
Source: CBC News  
Mississauga's future Hurontario Street light rail transit line is losing a loop, as Metrolinx aims to cut costs on the $1.6 billion project. The three-stop loop would have wound the LRT around the Square One Shopping centre by taking a route along Rathburn Road, Duke Of York Boulevard and Burnhamthorpe Road.
Source: Daily Commercial News 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Sudbury, Ont. recently to take a tour of the progress being made on a project to extend Maley Drive.
Source: Ontario News 
Ontario's Government is working for the people to make the province's roads safer, commutes easier and communities healthier. Today, the province announced new infrastructure funding that will also help create and protect good jobs across the province.




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

Events and Communication Committee meeting: TBC

Reporting and Evaluation Committee meeting: TBC

Best Practices Committee meeting: TBC

Contact Jennifer by email or call 905.328.7063.