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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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

WOWC Unveils 2024-2025 Priorities

Media Release   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 26, 2024 WOWC Unveils 2024-25 Priorities Southwestern Ontario – Members of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) met virtually today with their regional Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) to...

WOWC Newsletter April 2024

WOWC April 2024 Newsletter Features WOWC Sets 2024-25 Strategic Priorities WOWC: Appearance Before the Standing Committee of the Interior WOWC Celebrates Tourism Week Honda to Build Canada’s First Comprehensive Electric Vehicle Supply Chain,...

WOWC Newsletter March 2024

WOWC March 2024 Newsletter Features Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus welcomes the Keeping Energy Costs Down Act, 2024 SAVE THE DATE: Ontario West Municipal Conference Wardens Receive Community Leadership Awards at the Canadian Nuclear Association...

Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Welcomes the Keeping Energy Costs Down Act, 2024

This legislation is critical to the long-term viability and success of Western Ontario and will aim to keep construction costs down while providing a pragmatic approach towards a net zero energy system in Ontario.

Events

Caucus

Date: Friday, April 5, 2024 Location: Oxford County

WOWC CAOs

Date: Friday, May 3, 2024 Location: TBD

Caucus

Date: Friday, June 7, 2024 Location: Virtual

WOWC CAOs

Date: Friday, July 5, 2024 Location: TBD

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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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.