WOWC Workforce: Planning for Prosperity
The WOWC Workforce Strategy portal was designed to help WOWC municipalities support workforce development and the related attainable housing needs aligned with workforce needs. Together we can ensure the WOWC region can attract and retain the workers needed for a bright and prosperous tomorrow.
Much of the information in this website was developed during the preparation of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Workforce Development Strategy.
The WOWC has compiled community and regional data, best practices, and case studies from across the region and beyond. You’ll also find a self-assessment tool kit and forum for WOWC member discussions and sharing.
Self Assessment Tool
WOWC member municipalities are committed to working together to ensure there is sufficient workforce today and tomorrow to achieve the region’s economic potential and support key industry sectors.
Planning for Prosperity
WOWC members recognize the power of regional collaboration. Member municipalities face many of the same challenges: attracting more newcomers, educating youth about career opportunities in their own backyard and recalibrating post-secondary education to meet emerging demand. The municipalities are also working to boost the number of attainable housing units to support workforce demand. This strategy outlines the actions where regional collaboration will help WOWC member municipalities to address local workforce challenges.