Economic Development

About The Township of Howick


Howick is one of the four Huron County Townships created out of the Queen's Bush by the Wilkinson survey of 1847.  The Township is the most northeasterly of the County, bounded on the north by the Municipality of South Bruce, on the east by the Town of Minto in Wellington, on the south by the Municipality of North Perth and on the west by Morris-Turnberry in Huron. 


The population of Howick Township as reported by MPAC Dec 2011 was 3,882.  Today, the Township of Howick is a predominately rural municipality. Urban settlement in the municipality is located in the Villages of Fordwich, Gorrie and Wroxeter, as well as in the hamlets of Belmore and Lakelet. The majestic Maitland River winds through the Township and flows through each of the Villages.

Link to Howick Lifestyle Video

The Huron Small Business Enterprise Centre hosts a series of events throughout the year. Check out

Township of Howick's Economic Development Committee

The Council for the Township of Howick recognizes and understands that Economic Development initiatives are most effective when business leaders and staff work in a collaborative way to craft and execute strategies.

The committee will make recommendations to Council on matters that will foster and enhance business retention and expansion in the community.  The mandate of the Committee shall be to assist Council with their efforts to generate and sustain employment and business investment in the Township of Howick. 

Click here for the terms of reference for Howick Economic Development Committee.

The members of the Economic Development Committee are as follows:

Randy Scott, Chair - 519-335-4075
Bob Clarkson - 519-335-3224
Linda Henhoeffer - 519-335-6235
Shelley Miller-Cameron - 519-335-3166
Doug Harding - 519-335-3755
Art Versteeg - 519-335-3623
Rosemary Rognvaldson - 519-335-3850

Everyone is welcome to attend meetings and share opinions.