County of Huron Releases 2021 Annual Report

April 5, 2022

Huron County, Ontario – The County of Huron 2021 Annual Report is now available on  The report provides a summary of the County’s priority projects as well as details on individual services areas.

“In 2021, Council, staff, and many dedicated community partners worked together for the betterment of our region. Through this shared effort and incredible hard work, we were able to make significant strides on multiple fronts. This report celebrates some of our collective accomplishments,” said Huron County Warden, Glen McNeil.

2021 Priority Areas

Pandemic Response:  In 2021, the County of Huron maintained its State of Emergency and continued to manage challenges created by the pandemic.  Throughout the pandemic, the County led Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) meetings, altered service delivery in all departments, and supported the Mass Vaccination program.

Housing Initiatives:  A primary goal of the County is to help build vibrant, resilient, and inclusive communities.  The County does this by preparing local infrastructure for growth and development.

Homelessness Prevention: In 2021, the County and partners operated the Out of the Cold: Heart to Home emergency shelter. This program is one of many initiatives underway to prevent and address homelessness in the community.

Broadband Expansion: The County recognizes the need for the expansion of broadband services in rural areas and have partnered with SWIFT, and local telecommunications companies, to expand broadband infrastructure in Huron County.  This project represents a total investment of $15,035,638 in expanded broadband locally.

2021 Service Area Highlights

  • Supported 160 Mass Vaccination Clinics;
  • Answered 7,980 calls for paramedic services;
  • 415 rent-geared to income units owned and maintained;
  • 2 long-term care homes with 184 care beds – these homes had zero outbreaks in 2021;
  • Reviewed 364 planning and development applications;
  • 17,030 active library card holders;
  • 1000+ children in licensed childcare;
  • 1,600+ acres of County-owned forests maintained;
  • 2000+ Economic Development workshop attendees;
  • And more.

The County of Huron thanks the staff, partners, and many stakeholders who contributed to many successful projects in 2021.

To view the complete report, visit

The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines in response to COVID-19. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil,
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)