Advocacy

The WOWC provides a respected and informed view and voice on the important topics of concern for the people and municipalities of Southwestern Ontario. Advocacy, on behalf of this significant portion of the province we represent, is a key pillar of the work of the Caucus. Key areas of interest currently include, but are not limited to the following.

Woman working in production environment

Economic Development across Southwestern Ontario

Fibre optic cable

Access to High Speed Broadband Networks

Broadband Infrastructure Investment

To ensure that these critical broadband investments are successfully achieved, regardless of the program selected, the WOWC and SWIFT strongly encourage the Province of Ontario to maximize the amount of fibre available, as well as include the participation of small and local Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Learn more

Western Ontario Workforce Strategy

The WOWC would like to request the Province’s support of the Western Ontario Workforce Strategy and the forthcoming recommendations and actions that will be required following its release, which is including but not limited to further provincial investment in training and promoting opportunities where labour shortages have been identified. These investments and commitments will be critical for post-pandemic planning, in terms of economic recovery. Learn more

Affordable and Attainable Housing

Given the current housing and rental market, it is crucial to focus on increasing the supply of rent geared to income rental housing and community housing so that all Ontarians regardless of income level have a safe place to call home. Learn more