The CCGA’s primary role is to champion and pursue damage prevention issues of national interest and interface with national level stakeholders. The CCGA Board of Directors and President sets the broad national strategy and focuses on the larger issues while delegating operational details to working committees or back to the provincial societies or other participating stakeholders.
The CCGA is independent from the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) in the United States. It is governed by the CCGA Board of Directors, the CGA Regional Partners in Atlantic Canada, Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, and the CCGA Senate.
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; and Harmonized Education & Awareness. 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.