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Thank you to our FALL 2023 Geographic Council Meeting Sponsors!
They were a great success.  Thank you to our amazing speakers for providing educational content and our Co-Chairs for facilitating these meetings.
Thank you for your support.
Details of our Spring 2024 meetings will be released in the new year.


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

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Sponsorship is now open to our full member database!

Support this great event and get your brand out there!

Great opportunities are still available!

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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.

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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Industry News


The Ontario Government has introduced legislation that would prohibit underground infrastructure owners and operators from charging fees to locate buried utilities.

The Building Infrastructure Safely Act, 2023 was introduced in the legislature on November 22. It takes aim at a practice that was discussed last spring. At the time, Enbridge proposed to charge utility contactors $200 per locate request it received through Ontario One Call.


Vivax Canada

The Supreme Court issued its decision in RV, Sudbury, on Friday, November 10, 2023 re: "employer" liability under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.

In a split decision, the Supremes held that the City of Sudbury was an "employer" under the OHSA because not only did it employ persons who did site inspections for quality control, but also because the City of Sudbury fired Interpaving Limited...FIND OUT MORE

Annual Canadian-focused Trenchless Conference Continues to Grow

By all accounts, NASTT's 2023 No-Dig North was a resounding success. Hosted by the Canadian chapters of NASTT, the annual Canadian-focused trenchless conference and tradeshow visited Edmonton, Alberta, October 23-25.

While there was much talk last year about the stellar turnout in Toronto, Edmonton surpassed those numbers with 848 attendees and 124 exhibitors...READ MORE

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