Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus
The Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus (EOWC) is a group of 11 Eastern
Ontario counties and two single-tier municipalities, working in
conjunction with the provincial and federal governments in promoting the
region and focusing on EOWC priorities established each year.
The Warden and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the United
Counties of Prescott and Russell attend caucus meetings with other
Eastern Ontario Wardens and CAOs to address common upper-tier issues.
The CAOs meet prior to the Wardens' Caucus to facilitate planning and
The commitment of the Caucus is to work tirelessly to improve the
wellbeing of Eastern Ontario by engaging local politicians and
residents, and fostering cooperation at all levels of government in
order to continue the momentum.
For example, the Caucus is responsible for creating and spearheading
the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN): a 5,500-kilometre network
of new and existing fibre optic cable to provide higher speeds and
bandwidth to at least 95 per cent of homes and businesses in Eastern
EORN will improve high-speed Internet access for more than one
million residents of Eastern Ontario, improving quality of life and
supporting innovation and economic growth in our region. The network is
being built with the support of federal, provincial, municipal, and
private sector partners.
To access the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus website, please visit http://www.eowc.org/en/.
For more information on the Eastern Ontario Regional Network, please visit http://www.eorn.ca..