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Please join the ORCGA in welcoming Christina Jannetta to our team and membership. Christina is a certified meeting and project manager who brings over 15 years of experience in developing planning and implementing event, marketing and sponsorship engagement programs.
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.
Wanted!! Locators, Excavators, Sponsors & Volunteers.
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.


Kawartha Utility Services - Excavation Contractors for Central Ontario
Kawartha Utility Services
As a recognized contractor for Hydro One and the Go To Contractor for Central Ontario, we specilzie in: Hydro Excavation, Septic Systems, Overhead and underground utility installation, Foundations, and Barge services. When you want utility installation, hydrovac services and even more finished safely and efficiently, contact us:
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DIRT Reporting
In 2003, Ontario witnessed an increase in public awareness as a result of the tragic Bloor Street incident, where 7 people lost their lives due to a gas line that was struck by an excavator. Consequently, the utility industry called out for a more thorough set of regulations, guidelines, best practices, and standards to prevent a similar incident from happening again. Thus, a new set of rules were created that required the excavation community to comply, without providing the necessary training needed to accomplish this.
2020 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11-13, at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.
PGC Services
Vivax Canada
Naylor Association Solutions
Landscape Ontario
Ear to the Ground
Excavating constractors must organize and plan their jobs properly, thoroughly and safely. When it comes to ground disturbance and safe excavation practices, proper planning of the work is of the essence in order to minimize risks, especially given the fact that there is already an unavoidable degree of uncertainty about what will be found underground once the excavator begins.
Member News
Join us October 8-10, 2019 at the Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Luis Wilson, President of the Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance (SCGA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Doka as the new Executive Director for the SCGA.
On May 16, the Surety Association of Canada (SAC) was invited to Ottawa to speak in support of prompt payment in the construction industry, which is referenced in Division 26, Part 4 in Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget, and other measures.  Bill C-97 was tabled in Parliament of March 19, 2019 and passed second reading on April 30, 2019.
Source: TSSA
Following a Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) investigation, Belle River contractor, Sunrise Backhoe Services Ltd., has pled guilty to damaging a natural gas pipeline, contrary to the Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems Regulation (Ontario 210/01).  
Source: On-Site Magazine
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer pledged May 16 to pursue a coast-to-coast energy corridor, achieve Canadian oil independence within a decade and adjust mortgage rules with the aim of making home-buying more affordable.
Source: On-Site Magazine
Work on a series of water infrastructure projects to better protect Kitchener, Ont. from potential flooding are getting underway in the city west of Toronto.
Source: On-Site Magazine
For three days earlier this month, thousands of Ottawa-area students got to try their hands at everything from real-life glass cutting and soldering to welding in virtual reality.




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: July 11, 2019

Reporting and Evaluation Committee meeting: July 29, 2019

Best Practices Committee meeting: TBC

Contact Jennifer by email or call 905.328.7063.