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

History

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 2016-2017 annual report

Click here to view our 2016-2017 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

Chain of Caring – raised over 3249 lbs of food

Subway Take a Bite out of Hunger – raised over $8000 this year

Cops for Cans – collected 11,348lbs of food

Brown Bag Lunch – almost 700 orders.  Thanks for our sponsors: Dante Club, Subway, Real Canadian Superstore, TOVA, The Fox, CHOK, K106.3

NOVA – continued support through the pledge of $250,000 over 5 years

Back to School – 620 backpacks distributed.  Thanks to sponsors: CF Industries, Noelle’s Gift, Suncor, Ontario Power Generation

Snack Packs – 268 children served for 11 weeks at 8 locations through Lambton-County

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

Thanks for Caring!

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