The Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) invites you to join the FREE Geographic Council meetings that take place across the province virtually to promote the message that “damage prevention is a shared responsibility”.


These meetings are to share underground infrastructure damage prevention best practices, exchange ideas and provide a forum to hear about local projects and regional issues.



Agenda Topics:

Dedicated Locator

An introduction about the new legal concept of Dedicated Locator as introduced in the amendments to OUNISA 2012.

Dedicated Locator allows a project of any size to have a single dedicated locator to mark all underground infrastructure (excluding transmissions).

We will talk about the benefits of using Dedicated Locator for excavating projects, the requirements for the members of Ontario One Call, and some of the lessons learnt to date.

Adam Mordaunt, Director of Member Services, Ontario One Call


Changes to the OUINS Act

Ontario One Call gives an overview on the changes to the OUINS Act via the amendments under Building Broadband Faster Act (Bill 93).

Jeff Hitchcock, Education & Training and Program Manager, Ontario One Call


Accelerated High Speed Internet Program and BBFA

Join us for an overview of Ontario’s sweeping Accelerated High-Speed Internet Program which is a part of the government’s plan to provide nearly $4 billion worth of investments to support high-speed internet infrastructure deployment and access to broadband (50/10 Mbps) by the end of 2025.

Luke Barker, Director, Commercial Projects, Infrastructure Ontario


MultiViewer: Seamlessly Distributing GIS Data to LSP’s for Infrastructure Builds

Are you looking to make a significant improvement to your damage prevention program? Join Melissa on a journey through how leveraging spatial data can reduce your damages.

Melissa Buske, GIS Services & Support Manager, Planview


ORCGA Update

Doug Lapp, President & CEO, ORCGA



8:00 AM – 12:00 PM




Tues. Nov. 29


Wed. Nov. 30


Thurs. Dec. 1


Tues. Dec. 6


Wed. Dec. 7


Thurs. Dec. 8


Who Should Attend:

The sessions are applicable to those serving the landscape contractors, fence and deck, landscape lighting, electric, engineering, excavator and contractor, oil and gas, GIS, locator, one call, public works, regulatory, telecommunications, trenchless, water and sewer industries, risk management operations, and others who protect the underground infrastructure and impact damage prevention.


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GC Co-Chairs


Thunder Bay

Doug Gale – Tbaytel



Barry Shoppoff – Enbridge

Kathryn Karn – GTel



James Ferguson – Gtel

Chris Van Daele – Enbridge


Hamilton Niagara

Jeremy Sherman – Niagara Region



Mike Pritchard – Utilities Kingston

Jeff Hitchcock – Ontario One Call



Jason Myer – GTel

Derek Whiteman – Enbridge



Alexandra Grant – City of Ottawa

Craig Wilson – TSSA



Ian Forster -Plains Midstream

Jay Moore -Enbridge Gas Distribution


Owen Sound 

Claire Halliday – Ottewell Enterprises

Tyson Rier – Huron Tractor


Chatham Windsor    

Eric Lalande – Aecon

Dan Foucault – TSSA



Gord Campbell – Aecon

Hesham Youssef – T2 Utility Engineering



Nigel Potter – Supersucker



Jamie Bradburn – T2 Utilities

Tony Harnett – Enbridge Gas Inc.