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This event is a signature event for the CCGA attracting over 265+ damage prevention management professionals and decision makers from across Canada including stakeholder groups such as oil and gas, municipalities, telecommunications, emergency management, electrical transmission/distribution, surveyors and provincial regulators.
New for 2021!
We have expanded the Symposium content, as well as the delegate list, to discuss international damage prevention challenges. Meet with international colleagues to exchange industry information, focus on public awareness initiatives for damage prevention and expand stakeholder knowledge on efforts to protect essential infrastructure.
The format for the conference consists of 3 days of professional development workshops, panel presentations, networking events, and a virtual exhibitor tradeshow.
Advance Agenda
Underground Mapping in Global Regions
Training and Certification Requirements for Utility Locate Service Providers
Panel Presentation - Pros and Cons of Release of Utility Maps vs. Dispatching Locate Service Providers Global Success Stories in the Reduction of Utility Damages
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Event Cost is $80 for all 3 days of education! Register TODAY!


Free For Municipalities to Attend!
If you work for a municipality, send an email to for free event admission.
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There are promotional opportunities for every budget! Contact for more information.


Exhibitor Virtual Booth
The cost for a virtual exhibit booth is $150.00 CAD.
This includes: • Exhibitor Name and logo mentioned at event • Exhibitor Profile in the final event program (max 80 words). • Opportunity to list up to 4 hyperlinks to online meeting rooms, brochures, videos and corporate information.


All event information can be found here


List of Municipalities Attending to Date as of October 20:
- Metro Vancouver
- City of Toronto
- Region of Peel
- York Region
- City of Calgary
- Edmonton City
- City of Red Deer
- City of Winnipeg
- City of Point Claire
- City of Halifax
- Texas DoT
- Florida DoT
- City of Dorval
- Maple Ridge BC
- Michigan DoT
- City of Waterloo
- City of Ottawa
- City of Kingston
- Leeds and Grenville
- Kitchener
- City of Mississauga
- City of Brampton
- City of Barrie
- City of Massena NY
- City of Sudbury
- City of Winnipeg
- Durham Region
- Region of Peel
- City of Helena Montana
- City of Thunder Bay
- City of St John NB

Insight Meets Innovation
Oakville Enterprises Corporation
OEC is driven to deliver value for our customers, providing turn-key services of utility engineering, asset management, utility locates, meter reading, GIS mobile and aerial mapping, utility construction and more. Visit our website at for additional information.
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Enbridge Gas Inc.
DTS Technical
Ontario One Call’s New Web Portal
Ontario One Call Limited®
Ontario One Call is re-creating our Web Portal to improve the process of submitting Locate Requests! 
The brand new EASY TO USE platform will be launching January 2022 and includes request options for different users, easy to submit design and planning requests for Excavators, and changes to the map functionality.
Be sure to check out the new platform and request your locates online.
Industry News
Source:  Jeff Morris - EasyLocates
We all know that locating utilities is a vital exercise for the convenience and safety of communities and operators. That’s why many companies have a strategy when it comes to obtaining locates.
Some companies dedicate one person to the task of submitting locates, while others share the responsibility across their project managers or estimators. In general, the goal for every new locate is the same. Acquire and organize all the locates for each jobsite as quickly and efficiently as possible, so these can be printed for the crew and the work can begin.
Source:  Excavation Safety Guide
What is it? Why do we need it? What do I need to be careful of?
Source:  Trenchless Pedia
Three viewpoints tell at least part of the tale on when trenchless technology may or may not be the right choice.
PGC Services
Vivax Canada
Source:  Dig Different
Machine control doesn’t come cheap, but even small contractors can find enough productivity benefits that make the investment worth it
Source:  Mobile Syrup
Carriers that are, unsurprisingly, upset about the restrictions. Telus was among the most vocal and claimed the restrictions reduced the $2 billion value of 3,500MHz spectrum it acquired at the recent auction by about $100 million. Telus also claims the government’s restrictions are more drastic than precautions taken in other countries.
Source:  University of Toronto Engineering News 
There is a sense of urgency and a need to move fast. On the other hand, large infrastructure is expensive, permanent and causes a lot of disruption. You don’t want to end up building the wrong infrastructure by not taking the time to listen to the people who will be affected by it.”
Source:  Water Finance and Management 
How do we collect, store and retrieve valuable subsurface utility information for generations to come?
We believe the answer to that question isn’t below our feet, but in the cloud. Cloud-based data collection, storage, and dissemination systems that are transforming the subsurface utility mapping industry.
Source:  Utility Week
The use of artificial intelligence to proactively monitor and maintain its 78,000km wastewater network.
Managing a wastewater network of equivalent length to four flights from Manchester to Sydney while coping with the impacts of a growing population and climate change has heralded something of a watershed for United Utilities.
Source:  Utility Products 
Major ice storms have the potential to cause more damage and more challenging working conditions than a hurricane.
A & J Vacworx Inc.
Cansel Survey Equipment
Source:  Link2Build Ontario
Mired in political promises and lack of citizen engagement, Canada’s approach has focused largely on fast cash infusions to stimulate an underproductive economy. Stimulus infusions focus on spending money quickly on projects that have little value long-term.
Canada’s election season highlights this disjointed approach. Look at election platforms over the past two decades, and you won’t find much in the way of change in terms of our approach to infrastructure investments.
“We are sick of the traffic and constant construction and water main breaks,” said Ms. McCauley, a 42-year-old mother of three. “Everything is just behind.”
Technoconsor Inc
Vermeer MV Solutions