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Events

Join industry professionals for our first every Virtual Damage Prevention Symposium. This is the must-attend event for utility infrastructure construction, maintenance and damage protection leaders and members. Take advantage of network-building opportunities and discuss important issues that affect you and the Damage Prevention industry in Ontario.

Register online here:
https://association.orcga.com/n8Nnvr

The ORCGA has a great line up of speakers for all delegates attending the 2021 Virtual ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium.
 

This year, the ORCGA welcomes 12 Exhibitor companies to our Virtual Trade Show. The Exhibitors continue to provide a number of important elements to our Symposium experience through education, industry knowledge, product availability and networking opportunities.

Can’t attend the symposium but want to meet with our exhibitors during the event?

Click the link below and select the “Trade Show Only” registration type:

https://association.orcga.com/n8Nnvr

 

 

This is your association and the opinion of every member counts.

 

Join us in shaping the ORCGA at the 2021 Annual General Meeting on February 2, hosted on our Virtual Event Platform, Cvent Attendee Hub, at 4:00 p.m. to hear about issues that matter to you.

 

This meeting is FREE to attend; however, it does require you to register as this is being hosted virtually.
Click below and select the “Feb 2 ONLY” registration type
https://association.orcga.com/n8Nnvr

 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a yearly gathering of association member stakeholders. The Board Executive will present the 2020 ORCGA Annual Report, the strategic direction and priorities for 2021, the ORCGA financial statement, a report on the election and appointment of new directors to the board, as well as reviewing the 2020 ORCGA Scorecard that measures association performance.

 

Read the 2019 ORCGA Annual Report here: https://orcga.com/annual-reports/

 
Who will be the 2020 recipients of the Excavator of the Year, the ORGCA Member of the Year and the Jim Douglas Award of Excellence?

Find out at the 2021 ORCGA Virtual Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11 at 12 p.m.
 

Join the Canadian Common Ground Alliance on Friday, January 29, 11:00 - 12:30 MT, where we will be hosting:

  • Shane Getson, Minister, Legislative Assembly of Alberta
  • John Gamble, President & CEO, Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada
  • Andrew Macklin, Editorial Director Actual Media (ReNew Canada/Water Canada)

Our guests will be discussing the concept of a national corridor, the history and why it is an important topic for Canadians.

   
Enbridge Gas Inc.
   
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Celebrity contractor and HGTV personality, Kate Campbell is partnering up with Ontario One Call to help spread this important safety message and raise awareness.
 
“Working in the renovation industry for my entire career, I’ve always been committed to safety on the job site, and that includes the importance of requesting locates for any digging project”, says Kate.
 
Get the Dirt on all digs this Dig Safe month.
 
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