Who We Serve:

The working poor, the unemployed and the homeless. Thousands come to us each year for a helping hand. It is only through the generosity of the community that we are able to give that helping hand.

Our Services:

Through the generous support from community organizations, individuals, business and industries; The Inn of The Good Shepherd is able to make a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and families. In addition, we help improve the quality of life in our community by reaching out to friends and neighbors through offering the following services:

Core Programs

Support Programs


The Inn of the Good Shepherd is an Incorporated Charitable Organization and all donations are income deductible.

The Inn was started in 1981 by a group of people centered in St. Johns Anglican Church in Sarnia's south end, who became concerned with the growing need of the disadvantaged persons in this area.

In time, they were joined by others, so that the Inn is now supported by many Protestant churches and Roman Catholic Parishes, as well as Service Groups, individuals, labour, industry and Governments.

Board of directors:

Chair – Emily Branton

Past Chair- Alex Palimaka

Treasurer - Ashvin Thakkar

Secretary - Rev. Joyce Hodgson

Members at Large - Carl Kongas, Rebecca Mitchell, Chelsea Cooper, Christopher Sparkes, Jacqueline Davidson, Pastor David Van Berkel, Andrew Vincelli, Jack Greydanus

Executive Director - Myles Vanni

Click here to view our 2015-2016 financial statements displayed on pie charts.

Click here for our most recent audited financial statements. 

Click here for a full list of our staff.

Board Bios.docx

Your Caring Hands At Work

Thanks for Caring!

Sarnia-Lambton, your support has made Christmas cheerier for many families and will help those in need over the winter months.

Special Thanks for the support to our major Christmas programs:


‘Inn Out of the Cold’ Family Dinner

Singles Christmas at the Inn Dinners

Children’s Christmas Party 

Adopt a Family for Christmas


You helped:

- fill 350 stockings              

- provide over 450 children’s gifts  

- make sure 210 families had turkeys     

- adopt 165 families

- provide hope, smiles and love!

Thanks to the so many who donated food, Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, provided monetary gifts and volunteered their help. 

You make a difference!

Home Depot – raised over 10,000 lbs of food and $5000

Subway Take a Bite out of Hunger - raised $17,227 over two years! 

Arby’s for their December Campaign

County of Lambton Shared Services and Trinity Anglican Church for each hosting special Christmas dinner’s

Seaway Kiwanis & Lambton College SSW & CYW students for hosting the Children’s Christmas Party


Thanks to all who purchased tickets for the Holiday Cash Calendar – all tickets were sold out before Christmas – congratulations to all the winners.