The Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) is a consortium of representatives established to lead development of consistent practices and coordination of activities to ensure the highest possible standards of public safety, worker safety and damage prevention in connection with underground infrastructure.
The CCGA is affiliated with the Common Ground Alliance in the United States and with Regional Partners in Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
The CCGA’s primary role is to champion damage prevention issues of national interest of the Regional Partners and interface with national level stakeholders. The National Board sets the broad national strategy and focuses on the larger issues while delegating the operational details to working committees or back to the provincial societies/ or other participating stakeholders.
What will the financial resources by used for?
Resources collected from National members and Regional partners are used to support National level initiatives, some convening and communication expenses and basic administrative support costs.
The minimum amount estimated to run this Alliance is approximately $100,000 per annum. This does not include specific project funding for various initiatives (i.e. Harmonized Best Practices, National Conference, CGA (US) Representation, etc.).
Who is eligible for Membership?
The CCGA is a National consortium and in that regard, membership is limited to the Provincial CGA partners, National Level partners, large corporate sponsors (national) and federal government / regulators.
What do you get for Membership?
The CCGA is committed to championing a number of National issues that are on the wish lists of CGA Regional Partners. These include simplified access to One Call Centres and the damage prevention process, Best Practice harmonization, One Call legislation and meaningful enforcement of same. By participating in the CCGA, members have a neutral platform to collaborate and work together to achieve these outcomes. The CCGA is primarily consensus based and as such, Regional Partners have an ability to significantly influence the direction and decisions of this body.