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Education
  


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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Events
259 delegates were welcomed to the 2020 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11-13, at Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, ON.
 
The Symposium provided 19 informative sessions presented by leading professionals. Of note, the Late Locates Plenary Panel session provided ample time for questions and answers on this pressing provincial issue. The ORCGA was pleased to host two leading keynote speakers: Ron Kelusky, Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer and Margaret Kenequanash, Watay Power.

Click on the link below to get more information about our generous annual sponsors, event sponsors, advertisers and our exhibitors.
 
The ORCGA led discussions on Late Utility Locates at 13 chapter meetings across the province to give our stakeholders an opportunity to voice concerns. Over 500 stakeholders participated and the ORCGA saw repeated themes emerging.
 
This year, the ORCGA welcomed 29 Trade Show Exhibitor companies who attended the Symposium.
 
The Exhibitors provided a number of important elements to the Symposium experience through education, industry knowledge, product availability and networking opportunities.
 

 

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

The Gold Seal Certification program supports the development of skilled and serious construction and 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 www.goldsealcertification.com.

 
The ORCGA would like to acknowledge the 2020 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium Event Sponsors and our Annual Sponsors.
 
The ORCGA relies on our partners for the success of our strategic goals and events. Thank you for your consideration and commitment to our organization.
 
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Sudbury - Mar 4, 2020 - Caruso Club / 385 Haig St, Greater Sudbury / 
Barrie - Mar 5, 2020 - Innisbrook Golf Club / 211 Lockhart Rd, Barrie /
Owen Sound - M ar 6, 2020 - Durham Town Hall /179 George Street West, Durham /
London - Mar 11, 2020 - Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre / 6675 Burtwistle Lane, London /
Toronto - Mar 12, 2020 - Victoria Square Community Centre /  2959 Elgin Mills Road E., Markham /
Oshawa - Mar 13, 2020 - TBC
Windsor - Mar 17, 2020 - Fogolar Furlan Club of Windsor /1800 North Service Rd, Windsor /
Sarnia - Mar 18, 2020 - Enbridge Office / 1086 Modeland Road, Sarnia /
Cambridge - Mar 19, 2020 - The Old Marina Restaurant / 1947 McClintock Drive, Cambridge /
Ottawa - Mar 25, 2020 - Hydro Ottawa / 4565 Bank St, Ottawa /
Kingston - Mar 26-27, 2020 - Portsmouth Olympic Harbor / 53 Yonge Street Kingston /
Hamilton - Mar 31, 2020 - Alectra Utilities / 55 John St N, Hamilton /
Thunder Bay - TBC 
 
 
If you didn't receive an invitation for a GC and would like to attend, contact Ashleigh Fehr.
 

Toronto – April 1
Durham Region – April 2
Sudbury – April 2
Barrie – April 3
Port Colborne – April 7
Burlington – April 8
Thorold (Enbridge) – April 8
Cambridge – April 8
Collingwood – April 15
Northumberland County – April 15
St. Catharines – April 16
Sarnia/St. Clair Township – April 21
Niagara Region – April 21
Milton – April 29
Thunder Bay – April 2020

 

 

April is Dig Safe month and it's right around the corner! Spread the Dig Safe message with customized swag! 

Go to https://www.digsafe.ca/ and click on Dig Safe Merchandise to find great products!

The Jim Douglas Award of Excellence recognizes damage prevention champions. The award honours ORCGA members that have served in the organization over a long period of time and whose impact has left its mark on the organization in a positive and memorable way.
 
This award was presented to the ORCGA members whose dedication and service to the ORCGA went above and beyond the call of duty during a given year, and they are considered among the “most valuable players.”
 
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Member News
  
Ontario One Call has provided a quick overview to define what a Dedicated Locator is and to help answer some of the most commonly asked questions.










  
Groundbreaking news, Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT), the Fibre to the Home initiative for Southwestern Ontario, has confirmed that Dedicated Locator costs are an acceptable expenditure within their projects.
   
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About ORCGA

The Tolerance Zone is the official email newsletter of the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance. This newsletter is 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.
 
Contact Jennifer at jennifer@orcga.com or call 905.328.7063.
 
To ensure proper receipt of your member communications, read more here.
 
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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 education, 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.