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Schedule is now final. Full meeting details for each council meeting are posted.

These meetings are FREE to attend and include breakfast.

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We are now accepting abstracts for the upcoming 2024 Damage Prevention Symposium.

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Data and Insight to Manage Utility Risk
T2 Utility Engineers®
T2 Utility Engineers (T2ue) specializes in the professional investigation and analysis of above and below-ground utilities. We provide comprehensive Utility Engineering consulting services, including Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), CCTV, and utility coordination to help reduce damage from improperly recorded utilities and unknowns.
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Sponsorship is now open to our full member database!

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Register early and SAVE $150 on a Full Conference Pass.

EARLY BIRD deadline has been extended to Friday, January 5, 2024.




The Tradeshow is now SOLD OUT!

Please email to be added to our waitlist. There is NO guarantee spots will open up.  Access will be based on a first come, first serve basis.


Join us for this dynamic and engaging event that is sure to provide practical, relevant information which will focus on damage prevention public awareness initiatives and expand stakeholder knowledge on efforts to protect essential infrastructure.

The format for the conference consists of three days of professional development, workshops, panel presentations, networking events, along with an exhibitor tradeshow. All sessions will be in english.


Vermeer Canada Inc.
Enbridge Gas Inc.
Damage Prevention Technician Training (DPT100 and DPT200) provides instruction on the fundamentals of locating.
The DPT training is focused on a combination of in-class instruction (in-depth review of techniques used to locate all utility types, safety, locate requests and industry practices), field awareness
review and on-the-job competency assessment.
The Safe Excavation Training (SET) course sets the standard on damage prevention and safe excavation practices around underground infrastructure. It is the knowledge requirement for excavators in Ontario. ​​
Excavators who successfully complete the training will be awarded the Safe Excavation Certificate, demonstrating they know best practices and proper procedures to minimize damage, ensure worker and public safety, and keep projects on time and on budget. They enhance their own and their company’s reputation as professionals dedicated to the health of the industry and the public. ​
Developed by the ORCGA in consultation with numerous subject matter experts and corporate training experts Flint Learning Solutions, this training is based on the latest research and resources on excavation best practices, legislation and standards. It provides instruction on the fundamentals of compliance, planning and design, notification service, locating and marking, and excavation.
The SET is an interactive four-hour technical/theory course.
DIRT Reporting


 The 2022 DIRT Report is available for download.


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Underground Utility Locating Done Right.
Olameter Inc.®
As a locating contractor, we understand the importance of having a locate done right. In addition to providing traditional underground locate field services, Olameter’s Geolocate software automatically uses AI and AR techniques to produce drawings of buried assets to an accuracy ± 15cm (6”) without substantially affecting the time spent by the technician in the field.
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