Economic Development Action Plan Underway for Southwestern Ontario

Guelph, ON, August 19, 2016 – The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus is working on an economic development strategy to grow the regional economy. The strategic action plan will underline the region’s commitment to working together and speaking with one unified voice on critical economic issues in southwestern Ontario.
"A regional economic development action plan will explore the diverse needs of municipalities, identify common themes and set priorities.

Infrastructure is Key

February 12, 2016 - The leaders of southwestern Ontario municipalities are seeking funding to expand the prosperity base of the region. This includes funding the build of the SWIFT network, a ubiquitous, affordable and an accessible regional ultra-high speed (fibre-based) broadband network. They are also seeking sustainable and more predictable funding from other orders of government for critical infrastructure such as roads, bridges, rail and bus transportation, social housing and high speed Intranet.

Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy R. Hope Acclaimed as Chair of Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus


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Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy R. Hope Acclaimed as Chair of Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus

Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy R. Hope is the new Chair of the Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus (WOWC).  Mayor Hope was acclaimed to the one year-term at the Annual General Meeting of the Caucus in London today.  Warden Tom Bain of Essex County was acclaimed as Vice Chair.


WOWC has banner meeting with strong momentum and room-bursting attendance

Meeting Highlights from July 23, 2014.


WOWC implements standing committees to enhance engagement opportunities

The new WOWC standing committee structure was recognized as a means of enhancing member engagement, and providing opportunity for greater examination by the membership on matters of particular significance.

SWIFT Network launches virtual presence, begins community outreach: Follow, like and share the news!

Alliston, Simcoe County, August 12, 2014 – The Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) has taken another step forward in bringing ultra-high speed fibre optic broadband connectivity to Southwestern Ontario that is reliable and affordable regardless of population density.


Organizational Design and Capital Structure Facilitation RFP Released

A new bid opportunity, RFP-WOWC-01-13 Organizational Design and Capital Structure Facilitation, is available.

Description of project: The Western Ontario Wardens Caucus (WOWC) has issued this RFP for Organizational Design and Capital Structure Facilitation. If you are interested in this opportunity, please log onto the Grey County website ( to download the documentation.

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Broadband Feasibility Study received by Wardens

Campbell Patterson Communications delivered a draft of the broadband feasibility report to the Wardens' Caucus at their meeting in Ottawa at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference.  The report was officially received by the caucus and will now be circulated with interested stakeholders for comment.  A final draft of the report will come back to the Wardens' meeting on October 18th in London.