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:


New! Safe Excavation Training

There is a gap in knowledge on damage prevention and safe excavation practices around underground infrastructure. This new course helps to close that gap and allow ORCGA to train others in best practices, legislation, codes, and standards published by government agencies.

Doug Lapp, President and CEO, ORCGA


Cross Bore Awareness and Safety

Cross bore is a term used to describe an instance where a new, underground utility is installed directly through an existing utility. Identifying the location of sewer laterals and other utility lines reduces the danger of cross bores when during utility installation.

Scott Parker, Crossbore Safety Advisor, ENBRIDGE


Late Utility Locates

In response to the Late Locate situation in Ontario, the Ontario One Call Operating Committee has initiated the Locate Solutions Working Group.

This working group is using industry feedback to improve locate system processes and delivery, and to develop sustainable solutions to meet industry needs for 2022 and beyond.

Ruby Dhillon, VP of Infrastructure Advisory, Ernst and Young.


ORCGA Update

Doug Lapp, President and CEO, ORCGA


Ontario One Call 3.0

Ontario One Call has been making changes to help reduce damages and the pandemic has not stopped them.  Watch, listen and get a preview of all of the changes to the One Call system coming in 2022 and catch up on changes since 2020.

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



Date Time Click Here to Register


Tue Dec 7


8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Wed Dec 8


8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Thu Dec 9


8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tue Dec 14


8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Wed Dec 15


8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Thu Dec 16


8:00 – 11:00 a.m.


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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The ORCGA looks forward to hosting you online!


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.