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Schedule is now final. Full meeting details for each council meeting will be confirmed soon.

These meetings are free to attend and include breakfast.


Register early as some meeting spaces have limited capacity.


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

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The 2024 Damage Prevention Symposium sponsorship deck is currently with the annual partners. If you're interested in sponsoring the Symposium, please email


Tradeshow booking will soon be open to our members — keep an eye on your email! 


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.


Don't miss the opportunity to secure the early bird registration rate! Register before August 31, 2023, to enjoy this special offer.




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.
Industry News
Source:  Link2Build 
The total value of building permits issued by municipalities in June rose by 6.1% to $11.6 billion, in no small part due to a notable significant increase in the institutional component.
Leading the way was construction in the non-residential sector. The value of permits there rose by 20.4% to $4.7 billion. A decline in the value of commercial permits (-7.7% or -$176.0 million) was more than offset by gains in the industrial ( 51.0% or $349.9 million) and institutional ( 67.2% or $619.3 million) components.
The two highest-valued permits in June were issued for the construction of new hospitals in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec and Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Combined, those projects accounted for 58.6% of the total value of institutional construction permits.
Source:  Link2Build
Ontario is proposing regulations to protect workers in the province from heat-related illnesses amid a rise in extreme heat events across Canada due to climate change.
The proposed bill would introduce a "stand-alone" heat stress regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act with various requirements for all workplaces where OHSA applies.
The proposal would require workplaces to comply with heat stress exposure limits for light to very heavy workloads in accordance with methods used to determine heat exposures.
Source:  On-Site
Three free, innovative projects in Ontario will look to help over 2,200 women and young people prepare for meaningful and well-paying careers in the construction trades. The projects include a Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario (PBCTCO) initiative to help 700 tradeswomen gain leadership, communications, health and safety training, and networking opportunities, as well as a program to provide access to online resources and training tools, and the PBCTCO Tomorrow’s Trades program.
Source:   Trenchless Technology 
The HDD Guide provides readers a comprehensive look at the Horizontal Directional Drilling industry to further their knowledge through a wide array of topics: drill rig and vacuum excavator specifications, design considerations, drill pipe, mud engineering, solids control, locating, tooling, plus six product directories.
Source:  Ontario Construction News
According to BuildForce Canada, females compose only five per cent of on-site skilled trades workers in construction. What may be lesser known is how Skills Ontario is actively working to change this. Hundreds of young women learn about career opportunities during the school year as Skills Ontario hosts regional events throughout the province via their Young Women’s Initiatives. Three conferences in May drew 1,700 girls from grades seven through twelve!
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