Lambton County Developmental Services is 65 years young! We started back in 1955 when a group of parents, whose children had developmental disabilities, came together while dreaming of a life without limitation for their loved ones. Supporting people is what we do. We focus on ability. We respect each person’s life and path are unique, and each person has different needs. How we support people cannot be a ‘cookie cutter’ response, but one that recognizes, accepts, honours, and works with the individual. We focus on quality of life, individual paths, hopes, goals and inclusion; one person at a time!
Empowering people with developmental disabilities
Inclusive Communities ~ Innovative Leaders
We express our care by honouring the dignity and uniqueness of each person. We engage others with courtesy, respect, and kindness as we champion equity, empowerment, and self-determination.
We intentionally cultivate relationships, demonstrating inclusion, equality, and citizenship
We provide exceptional professional services and supports. We are accountable and transparent, and continually learn and adapt.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
LCDS is governed by a dedicated Board of Directors. These volunteers are elected by at the Annual General Meeting and each bring unique skills and perspectives to their role. Board members are entrusted to oversee and guide the strategic direction of LCDS.
Executive Director, LCDS
Staff Representative (Non-Voting Member)
The LCDS Foundation is dedicated to raising financial resources for LCDS through ethical practice, diligent stewardship and thoughtful cultivation and recognition. The Foundation is governed by a separate Board of Directors who represents the broad community we serve and bring specialized skills and expertise to the table.
Our Strategic Plan is shaped by the perspectives of many valued stakeholders; persons whom we support and their families, volunteers, community partners, funders, employees, Board of Directors, and members of management and Senior Leadership.
We honour our past as we grow into our future and we are excited to build that future together.
The four main strategic priorities for success:
To have a healthy, vibrant organization with a stable, skilled, and engaged workforce
Person-directed, responsive, and supportive quality services
Nurture existing relationships and cultivate new partnerships
Efficiently and responsibly use existing funds, and develop new funding sources