Who We Are

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

  • a food bank
  • a soup kitchen
  • rent / utility assistance
  • The Haven – emergency shelter for youth
  • The Good Shepherds’ Lodge – emergency shelter for adults/families & traditional housing
  • Genesis – clothing & small household items
  • Red Path

Support Programs

  • Income Tax Clinics
  • Mobile Market
  • Snack Pack
  • Back to School
  • Christmas Programs
  • Reduced fare transit programs
  • Client BBQ
  • Children’s Birthday Club
  • Winter Coat Night 


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.

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

Board of Directors

InnPact Report – 2020-2021

Chair: Rebecca Wilkinson

Vice Chair: Sherri Crowley

Past Chair: Andrew Vincelli

Treasurer: Ashvin Thakkar

Secretary: Stephanie McLean

Members at Large  Chelsea Cooper, Christopher Sparkes, Jacqueline Davidson, Pastor David Van Berkel,  Jeff Baarschers, Liz Koetsier

Executive Director Myles Vanni

Click here to view our 2019-20 Annual Report

Click here to view our 2020-21 Annual Report

Our Financials

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