Blandford-Blenheim ~ Fall

2015 Annual ReportGrowing stronger together

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County is home to approximately 111,700 people across eight municipalities "growing stronger together" through a two-tiered, partnership-oriented government, the County of Oxford. Visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook

East Zorra-Tavistock ~ Fall


Oxford County's vision is one of vibrant communities working well and growing stronger together.

Ingersoll ~ Spring

Oxford County Council

Oxford County Council is made up of the mayors of each of the eight local area municipalities plus two additional councillors from the City of Woodstock, the largest population centre in the County. To learn more visit

Oxford County is
making a difference

Quality of life for all

  • 1,994

    available licensed day care spaces for children

  • 628

    subsidized public housing units

  • 571

    not-for-profit housing units

  • 311

    affordable housing units

  • Nearly 5,000

    Oxford residents and families aided through financial assistance and employment supports

  • 2,035

    public health inspections

  • 1,758

    visits to community dental clinic

  • 8,707


  • 10,868

    paramedic call responses

  • 3,886

    home visits by public health nurses

  • 228

    long-term care beds

Oxford County is
making a difference

Delivering results


  • Accounts for an estimated 2.4% of employment in the greater Southwest region


  • 14


  • 293,300

    in-person visits

  • 596,087

    items circulated

Provincial Offences Court

  • 13,730

    charges processed

  • 8,072

    matters scheduled for Provincial Offences Court

Oxford County is
making a difference

Maintaining infrastructure

  • 614

    Kilometres of
    county roads

  • 161

    bridges and culverts

  • 17

    Municipal water systems
    serving 80,000 people

  • 11

    Wastewater systems
    serving 76,000 people

Shaping our future

  • 58% of residential waste diverted from landfill (2014)
  • Stewardship of more than 345 hectares of County forest
  • Vibrant and visionary policy through an Official Plan that allows our community to grow strategically
  • Robust capital program to protect and maintain vital municipal infrastructure
Tillsonburg ~ Fall


Oxford County works to meet the needs and collective interests of our communities, residents and businesses through customer-focused services that improve quality of life.

Woodstock ~ Summer

Your dollars at work

Zorra ~ Winter

financial Statements

Norwich ~ Winter

Report for the county of oxford
Ontario, Canada

South-West Oxford ~ Summer

Report Card

Strategic Direction


What we did

1. A County that works together
Success! 10-Year Shelter Plan: Affordable, appropriate, and stable housing for all | Housing First: Policy to meet growing demand for housing | Nutrition for families: Healthy menu choices at community centres | Oxford County Cheese Trail: Promoting local agriculture and food | Oxford Fresh: Local food initiative
2. A County that is well connected
Success! Trans Canada Trail extension: Connecting communities to the trail | Ride Oxford 1 Million Kilometre Challenge: A tourism destination for cyclists
3. A County that thinks ahead and wisely shapes the future
Success! Future Oxford: Our path towards sustainability | Smart Energy Oxford: 100% Renewable energy by 2050 | Zero Waste Oxford: Becoming a Zero-Waste community | Source Water protection: for municipal drinking water sources | Water Efficiency Plan: Low-flow fixture rebates | West Quarry Lake: Seeking protection | JMCC: Responding to WEG private landfill proposal | Reforest Oxford: Planting 10,000 native species of trees per year
4. A County that informs and engages
Success! Beachville Area Air Quality Assessment: community engagement | Tourism Oxford: An updated online presence | Be ready with Oxford 72 Emergency planning for families Are you prepared to keep you and your family safe for up to 72 hours in an emergency? | Keeping Oxford informed:, Annual Report, Speak Up, Oxford! and
5. A County that performs and delivers results
Success! Wasteline: Oxford's new waste management system | CREMS: Community referrals by paramedics | Safe roads: Improvements to snow plows | Accreditation for Oxford County Library: Achieving excellence
6. A County that employs people who make a positive difference
Success! Woodingford Lodge: 'A Happy Medley' | ACE Awards: Applauding Commitment and Excellence | Future Ready Leadership Program: Planning for the future