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News and Updates

First report on the Community Wellbeing Survey now online

Oxford County Council will receive a preliminary report on July 13 that shares data results from the Canadian Index of Wellbeing Community Wellbeing Survey. More info | Read the news release
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Canadian Wellbeing Survey launched

This spring, more than 11,000 randomly selected households across Oxford County were selected to participate in the Community Wellbeing Survey. Those who took part were entered into a random draw, with winners announced in June.

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Community Wellbeing Survey announced at Future Oxford Expo

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing survey was announced at the Jan 28 Future Oxford Expo to help fulfill the “Community” goals of the Future Oxford Community Sustainability PlanRural Ontario Institute is funding Community Oxford with $15,000 to support work on the Canadian Index of Wellbeing survey. Read the full news release.

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About Community Oxford

Community Oxford is part of the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan, with  goals to create a community that is accessible, knowledgeable and creative. 

To start, the Community Oxford Committee will be looking at objectives like ensuring quality health care, housing and healthy food are available to all citizens. 

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Current Projects

Canadian Index of Wellbeing Survey

An invitation to participate in the Survey was sent to randomly selected residents in Oxford County at the beginning of April 2016. This survey will allow us to better understand the current health and wellbeing of individuals in our communities as well as how we can work together to improve the overall quality of life in Oxford County. 

This survey was about life here in Oxford and included questions such as what you do day to day, your health, education, employment, leisure, sports and recreation experiences as well as what you think about living, working and playing here in Oxford County. Results are currently being processed and will be shared with the community in the fall. By better understanding your experiences and what matters to you, we can better understand how we can work together to make life even better in the future!

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing survey – administered by the University of Waterloo – will help fulfil the “Community” goals of the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan by establishing a baseline understanding of quality of life in Oxford County today. The University of Waterloo collected and is analyzing your responses to the survey to ensure your responses are completely anonymous.

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If you have any questions about the survey please call Oxford County at 1-800-755-0394. Or, you can read some of the frequently asked questions about the survey.

To learn more about the Future Oxford initiatives, visit

Thank you to those who participated in the survey. Your input will help shape the future of Oxford County for generations to come.

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Community Oxford Committee

Co-Chairs: Randy Peltz, Executive Director,
Woodstock and Area Community Health Centre

Kelly Gilson, Executive Director, United Way Oxford


Andrea Brown 

Manager, Fusion Youth Activity & Technology Centre

Ashley Farrar 
Executive Director, Social Planning Council Oxford

Bill McKinnon

Oxford County Trustee and Chair, Thames Valley District School Board

Chloe Senior 
Executive Assistant, County of Oxford

Chris Friesen 
Principal, Woodstock Collegiate Institute

Lisa Lanthier 
Manager, Human Services, County of Oxford

Lynn Beath

Director, Public Health & Emergency Services, County of Oxford

Mary-Anne Murphy 
Cultural Coordinator, Oxford Creative Connections

Natalie Surridge

Program Director, Oxford Workforce Development Partnership

Peter Crockett 
CAO, County of Oxford

Rick Cox 
Director of Recreation, Town of Tillsonburg

Sandra Talbot 
Councillor, City of Woodstock and County of Oxford