Western Ontario
Wardens Caucus

The Western Ontario Wardens Caucus Inc. (WOWC) serves as a unified voice for the 15 upper and single tier municipalities in Southwestern Ontario, advocating for their collective interest. Through collaborative efforts, WOWC works to address the unique challenges faced by rural and small urban communities, playing a pivotal role in shaping policies and initiatives that positively impact the region’s 1.6 million residents.

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strategic Priorities

The WOWC is committed to advancing affordable housing, infrastructure enhancements, workforce development for economic growth, and initiatives addressing mental health, addictions, and homelessness. These priorities aim to further strengthen collaboration with municipalities across Southwestern Ontario.


WOWC Newsletter June 2024

WOWC June 2024 Newsletter Features: Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities | Grey County Unveils Completion of Sydenham Campus | Local Data Resource for Non-Profit Housing Developers | $93 Million Boost to Oxford County Manufacturing | Unveiling of Oneida Mural and more…

WOWC Newsletter May 2024

WOWC May 2024 Newsletter Features Register Now for the Ontario Municipal Conference SWIFT Project News Lambton County Supports Early Years Sector Expansion with Career Fair Homelessness Response Steering Committee Housing Individuals and Families...

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,...


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.