Western Ontario
Wardens Caucus

The Western Ontario Wardens Caucus Inc. (WOWC) is a not-for-profit organization representing 15 upper and single tier municipalities in Southwestern Ontario with more than three million residents. Our purpose is to enhance the prosperity and overall wellbeing of rural and small urban communities across the region. WOWC advocates on behalf of Counties on key items such as; infrastructure, transportation, long term care, broadband and economic development.

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The WOWC recently adopted its strategic approach for advocacy in 2022 and early 2023 and identified a series of key priorities for the coming year. This information is intended to continue building on the collaboration with the member municipalities of Southwestern Ontario.


Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus July 2022 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter features

• Western Ontario Regional Data Sources
• Save the Date: 2022 Agri-Food Forum
• Rural Housing Information System
• EDCO’s Top Ten Announced
• Regional Networking Events
• Ontario Providing More Supportive Housing In Simcoe
• Fed Dev Invests $3 Million for Lambton College

Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus May 2022 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter features;
• Western Ontario Wardens Meet with Region’s Members of Parliament
• New Housing Rises in Leamington with 3D Printing Technology
• SWIFT Board of Directors Reappoints Gary McNamara as Chair
• And More

Western Ontario Wardens Caucus Monthly Newsletter  April 2022

Our April Newsletter contains articles on the following topics:
• Western Ontario Workforce Strategy Portal
• Attainable Housing in Wellington County
• Connecting More Homes and Businesses in Western Ontario
• And More

Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Sets 2022 Priorities

Members of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) met virtually on Friday, April 1, 2022, to discuss and review the region’s strategic approach and direction for advocacy in 2022 and early 2023. The Caucus has identified the following key...



Friday, January 21, 2022 - Electronic (Zoom)

Caucus – AGM & Regular

Friday, February 11, 2022 - Electronic (Zoom)


Friday, March 4, 2022 - Electronic (Zoom) 


Friday, April 1, 2022 - Electronic (Zoom) 

Economic Development

The WOWC in partnership with the Western Ontario Community Futures Corporation Association (WOCFDCA) is now championing a regional Economic Development Strategic Plan. This work is the result of extensive stakeholder consultation and dialogue, with businesses and representatives of key economic development stakeholders.

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By working together, the Provincial Government, the WOWC and the municipalities of Southwestern Ontario can provide our residents and businesses with the services, supports and infrastructure they need to thrive today and into the future, while planning for growth and a rapidly aging population.