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.

WOWC Member Counties
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Priorities

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.

News

Registration Open for Growing Your Workforce 2022

Join the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus and Workforce Planning West for Growing Your Workforce 2022. This one day forum brings stakeholders from across Western Ontario together to build solutions to our current workforce issues.

Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Advocates for Priorities at AMO 2022 Conference

The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) advocated strongly for its four major priorities, through a series of constructive discussions with provincial government representatives during the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) 2022 Conference, held in Ottawa from August 14 to 17, 2022.

Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus August 2022 Newsletter

Catch up on the latest August news from the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. AMO 2022 Conference Priorities, Connecting More Homes and Businesses in Western Ontario, 2022 Growing Your Workforce Conference, and more…

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

Events

Registration Open for Growing Your Workforce 2022

Join the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus and Workforce Planning West for Growing Your Workforce 2022. This one day forum brings stakeholders from across Western Ontario together to build solutions to our current workforce issues.

WOWC CAOs

Friday, January 21, 2022 - Electronic (Zoom)

Caucus – AGM & Regular

Friday, February 11, 2022 - Electronic (Zoom)

WOWC CAOs

Friday, March 4, 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.

NEW HOUSING
UNITS REQUIRED
BY 2041

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JOBS TO BE FILLED
BY 2030
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Projects

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.