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The Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance is proud to announce that attendees of the 2020 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium will receive 2 credits towards Gold Seal Certification through the Canadian Construction Association.

The Gold Seal Certification program supports the development of skilled and serious construction & heavy civil management professionals across Canada. Obtaining this certification is evidence that the individual has met the necessary requirements to perform their role. 

For more information about this program, visit

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Join us for the 2020 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11-13, at Chateau Laurier, Fairmont, Ottawa, Ontario.
This is a signature event for the ORCGA attracting over 265+ damage prevention management professionals and decision-makers from across Ontario, including stakeholder groups such as oil and gas, municipalities, telecommunications, emergency management, electrical transmission/distribution, engineers 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 Events and Communication Committee has worked diligently to produce a great lineup of speakers for all delegates attending the 2020 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11-13, at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa.  
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The ORCGA is proud to announce that our Damage Prevention Technician courses have received Gold Seal Accreditation through the Canadian Construction Association.

Successful Completion of the DPT100 course earns 5 credits
Successful Completion of the DPT200 course earns 3 credits

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.

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ORCGA Invitational Golf Tournament 

June 17, 2020

RattleSnake Point Golf Club

5407 Regional Road 25

Milton, ON

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Benefit Partners offers ORCGA members a mental health micro-site supporting workplace and individual mental health issues.
By now, you’ve all hopefully heard the term “SaaS” or Software as a Service. This concept has been around for a decade or so and refers to a distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet for a subscription fee.
Source: CBC News
Enwave Energy will add a new neighbourhood to its underground low-carbon heating and cooling network with a project called The Well on the site that previously served as the headquarters for the Globe and Mail.
Source: Chatham Daily News 
“My mission is to get more young people into the skilled trades,” the Progressive Conservative MPP for Lambton-Kent––Middlesex said Tuesday during a year-end interview.
Source: Hamilton News
Bell Canada is reaching out and touching the City of Hamilton to the tune of about $400 million, the largest digital infrastructure investment in the city's history. The company announced Jan. 23 it will be investing the money to expand broadband internet access in urban and rural areas of Hamilton.

Source: Job Talks Construction
Reno is a Civil Technician. A civil technician works with a professional engineer and assists them with planning, designing, and construction of infrastructure projects such as highways, bridges, and roads, and more. They play a role within all stages of construction. In his talk, Reno explains the the career trajectory for this Skilled Trade and how he knew he’d enjoy it.



"It's an honour to be here at ROMA with my team of all-star Ministers and MPPs at Queen's Park.
I love talking to our municipal leaders. You folks get it. The challenges you face are very real and the solutions you bring forward are bold. But for years before I got here, Queen's Park acted as if nothing existed beyond the borders of Toronto. You didn't have a voice here. Rural Ontario was written off. And that's unacceptable."
Find a career you wouldn’t trade. A skilled trade is a career path that requires hands-on work and specialty knowledge. Skilled trades workers build and maintain infrastructure like our homes, schools, hospitals, roads, farms and parks. They keep industries running and perform many services we rely on every day, like hairstyling, food preparation or social services.
Source: On-Site Magazine
An overheated construction industry is among the big obstacles challenging planners responsible for delivering a four-line transit expansion program in Toronto over the next 10 years.
Source: Robotics Business Review 
Improved efficiency, collaboration features and artificial intelligence can help construction projects improve manual processes and address a labor shortage.
Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) project is the largest infrastructure project ever to be undertaken in New Zealand. The 3.45km twin-tunnel underground rail links up to 42 metres below the city centre, transforming the downtown Britomart Transport Centre into a two-way through station that better connects the Auckland rail network.
Source: Utility Products
Five ways that collaborative software assists utility contractors and project supervisors better manage daily operations. 
Effective February 1st, 2020 Ontario One Call removed the option for any communications via fax.

The Tolerance Zone is the official email newsletter of the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance. This newsletter designed to share Damage Prevention and Dig Safe info, ORCGA news, events, announcements and member-generated content.
ORCGA members can submit content for the next issue of The Tolerance Zone.
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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: Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11, 2020

Reporting and Evaluation Committee meeting: Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11, 2020

Best Practices Committee meeting: Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11, 2020

Contact Jennifer by email or call 905.328.7063.