MPP Ernie Hardeman Announces Ontario Community Infrastructure Funding

WOODSTOCK – The Ontario government is providing funding for infrastructure projects in small, rural and northern communities through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF).

In 2021, Oxford will receive more than $3.8M across 9 municipalities to address their local community infrastructure needs.

“As your MPP, I am upholding my commitment to support our local municipalities by creating jobs, attracting economic growth and investment, and making our community the best place to live and grow,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford. “This funding will help build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in our community.”

Total investment in communities across Oxford are as follows:

Municipality OCIF Allocation 2021
City of Woodstock $550,283.00
County of Oxford $2,234,511.00
Town of Ingersoll $300,881.00
Town of Tillsonburg $221,449.00
Township of Blandford-Blenheim $152,951.00
Township of East Zorra-Tavistock $93,375.00
Township of Norwich $132,244.00
Township of South-West Oxford $103,322.00
Township of Zorra $98,663.00
Total for Riding: $3,887,679.00

The funding above is a part of Ontario’s approximately $200 million commitment to 424 communities to help them address their core infrastructure projects and asset management planning needs in 2021.

“By investing in infrastructure projects across the province, we are strengthening and building communities,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. “This is part of our ongoing commitment to support small, rural and northern municipalities across Ontario, providing stable funding needed to build long-term economic resilience.”


  • The Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund provides stable and predictable funding for communities with populations under 100,000, along with all rural and northern communities.
  • Approximately $200 million in funding was allocated to small, rural and northern communities for 2021. Municipalities may accumulate their OCIF funding for up to five years to address larger infrastructure projects.
  • Ontario also provides funding to communities through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), a $30-billion, 10-year infrastructure program cost-shared between federal, provincial and municipal governments. Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent, or $10.2 billion spread across four streams: Rural and Northern, Public Transit, Green, and Community, Culture and Recreation.

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Media inquiries:

Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford