OUR PHILOSOPHY

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

CARE

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.

CONNECTION

We intentionally cultivate relationships, demonstrating inclusion, equality, and citizenship

EXCELLENCE

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.

OFFICERS

Frank Huybers

Frank Huybers
President

Jill Cousins

Jill Cousins
Vice President

Barb Frayne

Barb Frayne
Treasurer

Nick

Nick Salaris
Executive Director, LCDS

John Douglas

John Douglas
Secretary

DIRECTORS

Kathy Alexander

Kathy Alexander
Director

Gorden Bergman

Gordon Bergman
Director

Jim Burns

Jim burns
Director

Kelly Butler

Kelly butler
Director

Elleke Belet

Elleke belet
Director

Walt Farr

Walt farr
Director

Rose V

Rose vandenberg
Director

Helen Ollerenshaw

Helen ollerenshaw
Director

Annie Burns

Annie burns
Staff Representative (Non-Voting Member)

LCDS FOUNDATION

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.

Bob tanner
President
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John Douglas

John f. Douglas
Vice President
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Mary Huybers

Mary van Delft
Secretary/Treasurer
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Kari lupton
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Tim brown
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Helen Ollerenshaw

Helen ollerenshaw
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Andrew McClintock
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Kelly Butler

Kelly Butler

Jim Burns

Jim Burns

STRATEGIC PLAN

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:

ORGANIZATIONAL VITALITY

To have a healthy, vibrant organization with a stable, skilled, and engaged workforce

SERVICE EXCELLENCE

Person-directed, responsive, and supportive quality services

COLLABORATION

Nurture existing relationships and cultivate new partnerships

FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

Efficiently and responsibly use existing funds, and develop new funding sources

To view the full Strategic Plan, please click here:

STRATEGIC PLAN 2020-2023

AFFILIATIONS