Alberta Common Ground Alliance

ABCGA Dig Safe Events 

April 3, 2017: Supervisory Level Ground Disturbance Training (Onsite e-Learning & Onsite Classroom Options)

April 4, 2017: Dig Safe Conference, Theme: Prioritizing Safety in Challenging Times

Where: Sheraton Hotel, Red Deer

Attend both events for $225 = $50 in savings!


We are looking for your help in supporting Bill S-229, An Act respecting underground infrastructure safety, introduced by Senator Grant Mitchell.

Providing your support is easy to do! Follow this link to learn more. 

ABCGA Next Members Meeting

Wednesday, March 8th, ATCO Gas
7590 Edgar Industrial Dr. Red Deer.

Committee Meeting Times:

  • Training standards committee 10:00
  • Best practices - 10:00
  • DIRT - 11:00
  • Education and marketing 10:30

Members Meeting Begins at 12:00

ABCGA 2016 Annual Report

The ABCGA is pleased to announce the release of our 2016 Annual Report. The report summarizes many of the accomplishments and landmarks the ABCGA has achieved over the past year.

CCGA Best Practices

In the fall of 2016 the CCGA released Best Practices Version 2.0. This includes updates developed through regional and stakeholder consensus. It also for the first time is available in French. 

This is a continuation of the significant goal of the harmonized Best Practices Version 1.0 released in 2014.

To order printed copies of The CCGA Best Practices Volume 2.0, please email Cost per book is $10.00 CDN and includes shipping and handling.

NEW! 2015 Western Canada DIRT Report Available

Download the 2015 Western Canada DIRT Report.

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What is ABCGA?

The ABCGA is an open membership organization dedicated to improving worker safety, public safety, community safety, protection of the environment and preservation of the integrity of the infrastructure that provides goods and services that are essential to today’s society by identifying, validating and promoting the adoption of effective ground disturbance and damage prevention practices.

Together We Can Make a Difference

The prevention of damage to buried facilities during ground disturbance activities is a responsibility shared among all the stakeholders in the process.  The ABCGA welcomes all stakeholders to join in the furtherance of its objectives for the benefit of all Albertans.

What’s in it for You?

There are significant benefits for you and your organization when you join the ABCGA and work cooperatively and collaboratively with other stakeholders to improve the damage prevention process in Alberta through consensus.

ABCGA Spring 2016 Presentations


Damage Prevention is a Shared Responsibility

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