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.


WOWC Newsletter May 2023

Catch up on the latest March news from the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. WOWC Partners with Rural Ontario Institute | Connecting More Homes and Businesses in Western Ontario | Growing Your Workforce: November 9th 2023 and more…

WOWC Newsletter April 2023

Catch up on the latest March news from the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. WOWC Unveils 2023-24 Priorities | East Meets West | Connecting More Homes and Businesses in Western Ontario | Elgin’s Local Food Program Receives Federal Funding and more…

WOWC Unveils 2023-2024 Priorities to MPs and MPPs  

Members of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus met virtually with their regional Members of Parliament and Members of Provincial Parliament on Friday, April 14, 2023, to unveil the WOWC’s priorities for 2023-2024…

WOWC Supports Good Roads’ Plan to Build Safer Rural Roads and Address Municipal Liability

WOWC joining Good Roads in calling on the Province of Ontario to work collaboratively with municipalities across rural Ontario to make roads safer, as well as improve risk management, and more…


Healthy, Vibrant Communities Mental Health Summit March 30, 2023

You are invited to attend the Healthy, Vibrant Communities – A Mental Health Summit for Agriculture and Rural Communities, hosted by the Farmer Wellness Initiative.

ROMA Conference

January 22 - 24, 2023 (Toronto)

FCM Board

March 7 - 9, 2023 (Durham)

March Break (Closed)

March 13 - 17, 2023

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.