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Oxford County launches 2024 Budget process

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023 11:48 AM

Draft budget focuses on housing and homelessness, long-term care, paramedic services and other priorities under the new Strategic Plan

Oxford County began its 2024 Business Plan and Budget process yesterday at the first of two special budget meetings of County Council.

The 2024 draft budget proposes a total budget of $349 million to operate and sustain Oxford County services next year, $244.9 million to fund operations and $104.1 million for capital projects.

The proposed amount to be collected...

2023 Annual Holiday Sharing Guide is online now

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2023 10:53 AM

Local listing of food, gift and clothing drives lets people know how to give and get help

The Holiday Sharing Guide for Oxford County is now online and updated for 2023 at

The Holiday Sharing Guide offers a comprehensive listing of gift and clothing drives, hot meal and food programs, shelters, emergency help, and seasonal community events. The guide is organized around options to “give help,” either by donating time, funds or items, or to “get help,” by accessing programs...

Oxford County to install 20 new Community Safety Zones this fall

Posted on Monday, November 06, 2023 10:28 AM

New designations will help improve traffic safety in areas with special road safety concerns

Oxford County is introducing 20 new Community Safety Zones this fall, one of several speed management and traffic calming measures the County is undertaking to improve traffic safety in our growing communities.

Community Safety Zones are provincially designated areas with special road safety concerns, for instance, near schools, community centres, recreation areas, playgrounds, hospitals, or seniors’...

Council this Week: Highlights from the November 8 County Council agenda - 20231108

Posted on Friday, November 03, 2023 03:07 PM

2024 Business plans and budget, internal DEI action plan, and more

County Council meetings are broadcast live at To download the full agenda or view past recordings of council meetings, visit

Please note a name change for Councillor Bernia Martin (City-County), formerly Bernia Wheaton, effective October 20, 2023. Councillor Martin can be reached at her updated email address: The full listing and contact...

Statement re: removal of provincial HST on construction of new rental apartment buildings

Posted on Thursday, November 02, 2023 11:29 AM

Statement from Marcus Ryan, Warden, Oxford County

Oxford County welcomes the Government of Ontario’s announcement that it will remove the 8% provincial portion from the HST on the construction of new rental apartment buildings. Combined with the removal of the federal portion announced in September, this effectively removes HST on this type of construction in Ontario and is a major incentive to supplying more homes. Ontario’s tax exemption for the HST also extends more broadly to student housing...