Ear to the Ground - Fall 2015 - (Page 7)
Plan is Our Road Map
THIS IS MY first Ear to the Ground magazine
as your new President and CEO and it's a
privilege to continue and help lead Ontario
to be the safest jurisdiction with the most
reliable infrastructure in North America.
It's hard to believe that the ORCGA is 12
years old and how far this organization and
industry has come from those initial damage prevention days and that I have had a
pleasure to be part of until now.
Jim Douglas had said he thought he'd do
this for a couple of years, and has now retired
to what we hope will be a long, healthy and
happy retirement. All the best, Jim, to you
and your family, knowing your efforts along
with Lori, Brenda and the countless volunteers over the years has put the ORCGA on
As an organization committed to the
idea that "Damage Prevention is a Shared
Responsibility," with 24 members on our
board of directors, 19 of whom are industry
stakeholders and another 5 members at large,
ORGCA has endorsed a Business Plan that we
intend to follow as our road map.
The Business Plan has 18 strategic objectives that will help us continue to move forward, not only here in Ontario but across
Canada as well.
The first strategic objective of the ORCGA
Business Plan is Marketing: to increase membership, sponsorship and improve membership value. Therefore, we are pleased to
have added Jennifer Parent to our ORCGA
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staff as Manager of Growth Councils and
In addition, as the board has approved and
discussed for some time, we continue to look
for an office relocation to the Greater Toronto
Area with a target date of December 1 2015,
and will communicate details when available.
For another successful Locate Rodeo in
July, which showcased the skills of our
Damage Prevention Technicians (DPT) and
their equipment, plus the tireless efforts of
the many volunteers and generous sponsors,
we say thank you.
We now look forward to the Canadian
Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) annual conference in Montreal October 6 to 8 where we
will share the highlights of our Dig Safe and
DPT programs to the rest of the country and
Fall 2015 will also bring back to you our
13 geographic council meetings throughout
the province at which we look forward to
seeing you and your potential members to
network and learn with fellow damage prevention industry stakeholders.
In closing it is my pleasure to represent
you and I look forward to working with all of
you. If you have any questions or concerns
I encourage you to please call thank you.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ear to the Ground - Fall 2015
What Is a Stickered Locate?
Green Industry Damages Greatly Reduced
How TSSA Handles Late Locates
The ORCGA 10th Annual Golf Tournament
Hydro One Programs and Initiatives
Bell Canada Leads Safety Effort
Utility Coordination Comes to the Forefront in Canada
2015 ORCGA Locate Rodeo
Index of Advertisers
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2015