Cedar Creek watershed in South-West Oxford, Damian Dudek

2018 Annual ReportGrowing stronger together

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County is home to approximately 119,000 people across eight municipalities "growing stronger together" through a two-tiered, partnership-oriented government, the County of Oxford. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Nith River in Blandford-Blenheim Township, Damian Dudek


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

Pittock Conservation Area, Damian Dudek

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 www.oxfordcounty.ca/yourcouncil

Lake Sunova in Zorra Township, Robert Alexander

Oxford County is
making a difference

Quality of life for all

  • 514

    families receiving child care fee subsidy, with 746 children

  • 2,305

    available licensed day care spaces for children

  • 628

    subsidized public housing units

  • 656

    not-for-profit housing units

  • 430

    affordable housing units

  • Nearly 5,000

    Oxford residents and families aided through financial assistance and employment supports

  • 13,919

    paramedic call responses

  • 228

    long-term care beds

Oxford County is
making a difference

Delivering results


  • 1,066,817 people visit Oxford County annually, spending $53,882,243 in the local economy (2016)*

* Analysis of 2016 Statistics Canada data by Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport


  • 14


  • 288,745

    in-person visits

  • 569,316

    items circulated

  • 33,600

    attendees of 2,844 programs

Provincial Offences Court

  • 10,518

    charges processed

  • 7,070

    matters scheduled for Provincial Offences Court

Oxford County is
making a difference

Maintaining infrastructure

  • 644.5

    Kilometres of
    county roads

  • 156

    bridges and culverts

  • 17

    Municipal water systems
    serving 94,000 people in 21 Oxford communities

  • 9

    Municipal Wastewater systems
    serving 90,000 people in 11 Oxford communities

Shaping our future

  • 43% overall waste diversion from landfill (2018)
  • 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
Mud Creek at Hickson Trail in East Zorra-Tavistock, Damian Dudek


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.

Hodges Pond in Norwich Township, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Your dollars at work

Thames River in Ingersoll, Walter Pfefferle

financial Statements

Lake Lisgar in Tillsonburg, David Baird

Report for Oxford County
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