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Front: Frances Smith EORN Vice Chair and FMSC President, Lindsay Blair 2B Developments, Bonnie Clark EOWC Director. Rear: Danielle Millett Specialist Innovation and Partnerships CMHC , Gracen Johnson Senior Specialist Housing Programs CMHC, Peter Emon

Eastern Ontario Organizations Receive $1 Million in Funding from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Funds meant to support localizing communal servicing July 17, 2024, Glenburnie, ON – The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN), 2B Developments, the Frontenac Municipal Services Corporation (FMSC) and the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) announced today the awarding of Stage 1 funding from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) Housing Supply Challenge to EORN and 2B Developments. The funding totals $1 million to support water and wastewater management via the creation of municipal services corporations, supporting communal servicing in rural and small municipalities. Communal servicing is a way for clusters of homes and businesses to share dedicated and local water and wastewater treatment facilities. Communal services approaches and technologies represent an alternative middle ground to the large-lot and well-and-septic approach traditional to rural areas, and to the hugely expensive centralized water and sewer systems approach used in cities. Communal servicing has several advantages for rural and small municipalities including lower cost, time, and regulatory barriers for developers as well as new possibilities for economic growth through construction of mixed-use-development of residential, public, and commercial units for residents of small towns and hamlets. Communal servicing is a fair and sensible way to grow and build much-needed public tax base...
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EOWC Releases Infrastructure Policy Paper

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), under its strategic priority of infrastructure, has released the 2024 Municipal Infrastructure Policy Paper. This paper covers key infrastructure data and recommendations from across the region. The information will support Eastern Ontario’s municipal policy and program advocacy, applications for government funding, and future...
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EOWC Identifies Priorities in 2024-2027 Strategic Plan

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) has released its 2024-2027 Strategic Plan. Through collaboration and consolidated feedback among representatives of its member municipalities, the EOWC identifies three strategic priorities that will guide its decision-making and advocacy focus for the next three years: Infrastructure investment Housing for all Health care...

A More Prosperous Ontario Demands a Modern Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Partnership

Ontario’s EOWC and AMO have called for a Social and Economic Prosperity Review to modernize the fiscal framework for municipalities. They argue that the current framework is outdated and fails to reflect the services provided by municipalities. They call for a province-wide conversation to promote the stability and sustainability...

Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Appoints Chair and Vice-Chair for 2024

January 16, 2024, Eastern Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), during its annual inaugural meeting on January 11 and 12, 2024 hosted by the County of Lennox and Addington, Renfrew County Warden Peter Emon was re-elected as Chair and Peterborough County Warden Bonnie Clark was acclaimed as...
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Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Advocates for Priorities at AMO 2023 Conference

City of London, Ontario, August 24, 2023 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus (EOWC) advocated strongly for regional priorities at the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) 2023 Conference held in London, Ontario from August 20 to 23. From across Ontario, the EOWC joined over 2,000 municipal colleagues at the...
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EOWC Participating in AMO 2023 Conference

Led by Chair Peter Emon and Vice-Chair Bonnie Clark, the Wardens and Mayors of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) will join more than 2,000 participants at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's 2023 AMO Conference at RBC Place London and the DoubleTree by Hilton in London, Ontario August...
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EOWC Releases Refresh of Paramedic Services Regional Report

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) is proud to release the Partial Refresh of the 2019 EOWC Paramedic Services Situation Overview Report. The EOWC set paramedic services as a priority for 2023 in response to the growing pressure faced by paramedic services throughout the region. The report includes updated...
March 2023 - EOWC Strategic Priority Setting Meeting Attendees

EOWC Sets Priorities for 2023

Eastern Ontario, March 20, 2023 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) met on March 9 and 10, 2023 in the County of Lennox and Addington for their annual strategic priority setting meeting to set Caucus priorities for the year ahead. The EOWC identified the following priorities for...
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EOWC Advocates for Priorities at ROMA 2023 Conference

The Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus (EOWC) advocated strongly for regional priorities at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) 2023 Conference held in the City of Toronto from January 22 to 24, 2023. From across Ontario, the EOWC joined over 1,400 rural municipal colleagues at the conference to participate in...
Peter Emon 2023 EOWC Chair

EOWC Appoints 2023 Chair and Vice-Chair

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), during its annual inaugural meeting on January 12 and 13, 2023, appointed Renfrew County Warden, Peter Emon, to serve as the 2023 Chair and Peterborough County Warden, Bonnie Clark, to serve as the 2023 Vice-Chair, both by acclamation. “It is an honour to...

EOWC Chair appointed to the 2022-2024 AMO Board of Directors

OTTAWA, August 17, 2022 – At the Annual Conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) in Ottawa, Debbie Robinson, Warden, County of Renfrew and Chair, Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), was appointed to the AMO Board of Directors, County Caucus. The Conference was held from August 15...

EOWC Advocates for Priorities at the AMO 2022 Conference

Eastern Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) came together to meet with provincial Ministers, Members of Provincial Parliament, and municipal elected officials and staff from across Ontario at the AMO 2022 Conference in the City of Ottawa from August 14 to 17, 2022. As this was the...

EOWC Sets Priorities for 2022 

Eastern Ontario, March 21, 2022 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) met on Friday, March 11, 2022 in the County of Lennox and Addington for a priority setting meeting in order to establish its 2022 advocacy efforts. This was the first in-person meeting of the Caucus since the...

EOWC Advocates for three priorities at 2022 ROMA Conference

Eastern Ontario, February 3, 2022 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) advocated strongly for its three major priorities, through a series of productive discussions with provincial officials during the 2022 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference, held virtually from January 23 to 25, 2022. Joining more than 900...
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EOWC Appoints Chair and Vice-Chair for 2022

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), at its annual inaugural meeting last week, appointed Warden Debbie Robinson to serve as the 2022 Chair and Warden Liz Danielsen as the 2022 Vice-Chair, both by acclamation. Debbie Robinson is Warden of the County of Renfrew and the Reeve of the Township...

EOWC Continue to be Strong Advocates for Priorities at 2021 AMO Conference

Eastern Ontario, August 23, 2021 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) joined more than 1,500 participants across Ontario, during the virtual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference, which took place from August 16 to 18. Led by Chair Debbie Robinson, Warden of the County of Renfrew, EOWC...
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EOWC Establishes 2021 Priorities 

Eastern Ontario, March 23, 2021 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) met virtually on Friday, March 12, 2021 for a priority setting meeting in order to establish advocacy efforts for the 2021 term. The Caucus has identified the following key priorities for 2021: the Eastern Ontario Regional Network...

EOWC Releases Review of Eastern Ontario Long-Term Care Facilities

Eastern Ontario, February 1, 2021 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) has today released a comprehensive two-part review of Eastern Ontario Long-Term Care Facilities – a critical part of its advocacy and research in 2020 and 2021. In order to be proactive and better positioned to inform Provincial...
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