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 January 2023 Newsletter

WOWC January 2023 Newsletter Features   WOWC Advocates for Region at ROMA 2023 Connecting More Homes and Businesses in Western Ontario Bruce County Promotes Affordable Housing Toolkit at ROMA Help Design a Housing Project County and Provincial...

WOWC advocates for housing, mental health, workforce, and broadband at ROMA 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 26, 2023 The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) continued to advocate strongly for its four major priorities as part of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) 2023 Conference, through a series of...

Warden Glen McNeil Elected as 2023 WOWC Chair

Warden Glen McNeil of the County of Huron has been elected by acclamation as Chair of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC).

Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus November 2022 Newsletter

Catch up on the latest November news from the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. WOWC Submission on Bill 23: Building Homes Faster Act, Growing Your Workforce Conference Huge Success, Huron County Investing In Housing and more…


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.