Looking ahead

What’s ahead in 2017? Future Oxford’s second year will look at specific targets in the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan using data from the Community Wellbeing Survey report. That report, released in December 2016, is helping to define quality of life in Oxford County now so that we can  set direction for where we want to go in the future.

Future Oxford is also working with academic, research and business partners on plans for a “sustainability cluster”-- or centre of excellence-- in Oxford County. This will attract new investment and growth to our community.

We're also continuing work on Oxford's commitment to reaching 100% renewable energy by 2050 and becoming a zero waste community.

In February, the first phase of the County’s planned network of electric vehicle charging stations under the Oxford County Electric Vehicle Accessibility Plan will be launched, laying the foundation to support a stronger local infrastructure for this mode of lower-carbon travel.

On April 20, 2017, the second annual Future Oxford Expo takes place at the Oxford Auditorium in Woodstock, Ontario. This year’s Expo features expert speakers, exhibits, and a "Dragon's Den"-styled student competition that offers a cash prize-- and a chance to apply for Legacy Fund support-- to the student team with the best sustainable project pitch.

Want to learn more? Follow Future Oxford on Facebook and Twitter

looking ahead

Through the Community Sustainability Plan, we seek balance among Oxford's collective economic, community, and environmental interests so that we can improve quality of life for current and future generations.

New and noteworthy

community icon


Goals, targets and actions that create a community that is accessible, knowledgeable and creative. Quality health care, housing, and healthy food that are available to all citizens are key goals
Read More

economy icon


Goals, targets and actions that focus on building a vibrant economy by cultivating entrepreneurship and encouraging locally produced food and products
Read More

environment icon


Goals, targets and actions that seek to protect and restore the County’s ecosystem. This includes goals to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, planting 10,000 trees a year, and becoming a zero waste community
Read More