The County of Lambton Social Planning and Program Support Department assists with the creation and maintenance of strategic direction within the Social Services Division and the Sarnia-Lambton community as it relates to issues and initiatives that affect Lambton County's social programs and services. The Business Plans posted here have been created with the aid of the Social Planning and Program Support Department and reflect the strategic direction for the department or initiative identified.
Childcare Service Plan County of Lambton Accessibility Plan 2010
Housing and Homelessness Plan 2014-2023
In accordance with the Housing Services Act, 2011 the County of Lambton is required to have a plan to address housing and homelessness. The plan is intended to meet provincial priorities and also reflect local needs.
The Housing & Homelessness Plan was approved by County Council on November 6, 2013. This high level strategic plan addresses issues across the entire housing continuum from homelessness shelters to market housing. Implementation will require collaboration by all levels of government and by local service agencies.
The County of Lambton is pleased to lead the implementation planning in order to make opportunities available that will enrich lives and build a thriving community.
The County of Lambton Housing and Homelessness Plan can be viewed at:
2016/17 Progress Report
2018 Progress Report
Homeless Enumeration | Homeless Enumeration - Attachment
Circles™ Implementation Plan - County of Lambton
Circles Implementation Plan
Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Final Report
Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Local Immigration Partnership – or LIP – initiative encourages communities across Ontario to develop a comprehensive plan for the delivery of newcomer services.
It is a research investment to help communities put immigration on their planning and programming agendas and benefit from the successful social and economic integration of new immigrants. Collaboration and community participation underpin the research framework in that the resulting settlement strategy will bring together local agencies and organizations to better assist newcomers with improved or integrated programming and services.
Lead by the County of Lambton, a LIP Council consisting of community members and stakeholders has been formed to guide the efforts of project staff in developing the newcomer settlement strategy and corresponding action plan.
LIP Final Report 2010
LIP Settlement Strategy - English
The Sarnia-Lambton Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a multi-sector council of local organizations that has been established to discuss how to better provide and coordinate services and supports for immigrants and newcomers in the community. The Settlement Strategy below (available in both French and English) is the result of a series of community consultations that took place in 2010.
LIP Settlement Strategy English 2011
LIP Settlement Strategy - French
LIP Settlement Strategy French 2011