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 September 2023

Catch up on the latest news from the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. | WOWC Partners on London Area Works | SWIFT announces successful completion of two high-speed broadband projects | Growing Your Workforce Registration Open | and more…

WOWC Builds on Municipal-Provincial Collaboration and Regional Advocacy at AMO 2023

The WOWC continued to build on its meaningful and critical partnerships with representatives of the Province of Ontario, during the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) 2023 Conference.

WOWC Newsletter July 2023

Catch up on the latest news from the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. WOWC Labour Market Insights Tool | Connecting More Homes and Businesses in Western Ontario | Ontario Chamber of Commerce Housing Brief | Housing Accelerator Fund | and more…

WOWC Newsletter June 2023

Catch up on the latest news from the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. WOWC Submission on Proposed Provincial Planning Instrument | Connecting More Homes and Businesses | Ontario Providing More Affordable Housing in Brant County 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.