Alberta Common Ground Alliance

April is Dig Safe Month

As a contractor, homeowner, or landowner, you can save time and money while keeping yourself, your community and your province safe by calling or clicking before you dig!

Dig with C.A.R.E.

Call or Click before you dig

Allow required time for marking 

  • 2-3 business days

Respect the marks

  • Lines are marked by flags, paint or other markers
Excavate carefully
  • Hand dig to determine the exact location of underground utilities.

Request a locate - it's a free service!  For more information visit

Support Steps for Life

Steps for Life is the primary fundraiser for Threads of Life, a Canadian charity providing support programs & services to families affected by a workplace tragedy. It raises awareness about the importance of health and safety at work.

Steps for Life, Red Deer, Alberta
Saturday, April 30th at Bower Ponds! 
Registration 9:30am / Walk begins at 11am 

Donate  Register  Event Info

Welcome to Alberta Common Ground Alliance

The ABCGA is the voice of buried facility damage prevention in Alberta. Its members, representing the majority of the damage prevention stakeholder groups, work to reduce damages to buried facilities through the consensus identification and verification of damage prevention best practices and proper ground disturbance procedures.

 2015 Members Annual Report


On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to present the ABCGA 2015 annual report. This report summarizes some of our many accomplishments in 2015. We appreciate contributions from you, our volunteers, and your dedication to ensuring public, environmental and worker safety; and above all, enhancing the integrity of our critical underground infrastructure - Alberta’s economic backbone.  Read more

Michelle Tetreault
Executive Director, ABCGA

April is Safe Digging Month

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Western Canada DIRT Report Available

Download the 2014 Western Canada DIRT Report.


Robert (Bob) Chisholm Service Award

Help us recognize those whose contributions to buried facility damage prevention have made Alberta a safer place to live and work.

CCGA Best Practices, Volume 1.0 now available.

The CCGA is pleased to announce completion of the CCGA Best Practice Harmonization Project and release of The CCGA Best Practices - Volume 1.0!

Best Practice Volume 1.0 (English) is available HERE for download (PDF). French translation is underway. Read more.

To order printed copies of The CCGA Best Practices Volume 1.0, please email Cost per book is $10.00 CDN and includes shipping and handling.

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ABCGA Safety Conference Video

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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