The Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) submitted an application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today requesting the 3 digit “811” number also be used for the Canadian “Call Before You Dig” program.
In 2007, the 811 number was assigned by the CRTC to tele-health services in Canada to provide non-emergency health expertise over the phone. The CCGA proposes that the 811 number be also used for “Call Before You Dig” to serve public health in the widest sense.
The application is a joint effort among all Common Ground Alliance Regional Partners in Canada and was crafted with the support of the Canadian Gas Association and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association.
To view the CCGA's application, please click here.
For more information about the CCGA and its application, please contact:
Chair – Canadian Common Ground Alliance
President – Alberta One-Call