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LCDS believes that people should live where and with whom they choose. We support people in finding the most appropriate accommodation. If a person would like to live independently, with a roommate, a group of friends or a family, we help them search for the right home, in the right community, to suit each persons situation.

LCDS provides a variety of support options throughout Lambton County utilizing a self-directed, person centered approach.

Accommodation Supports

This living option is most often a shared living option but can be individualized. Support can be provided to a small group of people living in the same home, or in a single unit. Hours and levels of support vary but typically 24-hour supervision is provided. Supports are flexible and tailored to people’s uniqueness. All supports services encourage individual skill development, independence and personal growth in a safe and secure environment.

For more information, please contact our Administration Office at 519-882-0933

Supported Independent Living

Support is provided for individuals who reside alone or with others but independent of family members.    Supports and services are focused on the development of self-care skills, household management, management of finance, day-to-day life skills and promotes social inclusion, individual choice, independence and rights. Supports are provided in person or remotely by phone/other technology. Supports are provided daily, weekly or monthly and determined in collaboration with each person.

For more information, please contact our Administration Office at 519-882-0933

Host Family

A Host Family enables adults with a developmental disability to live in a home environment with non-family caregivers who provide care, support and supervision. A Host Family Provider receives remuneration from the agency.

For more information, please contact our Administration Office at 519-882-0933

Community Connections

Every person has gifts and strengths; cares about something and has something to contribute.  LCDS supports each person to define what that is for themselves.  Connecting and building relations in community with those we share common interests, can lead to greater belonging through contribution of gifts, strengths and passions.  This may be through joining a gym, taking a class or volunteering with others who share common interests.

For more information, please contact our Administration Office at 519-882-0933

Passport Funding

Passport is funding provided by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) which is designed to help adults with a developmental disability be involved in their communities and live as independently as possible.  Funding can be used to purchase services and supports for community supports, activities of daily living and person-directed planning.  The MCCSS Passport Program is a reimbursement program.

The key goals of the Passport services at LCDS are to:

  • Foster independence by building on individuals’ abilities and supporting community involvement, social and daily living skills
  • Increase opportunities for connecting in the community with supports that respect personal choices and decision-making, and help people achieve their goals.
  • Promote social inclusion and broaden social relationships using community resources and services available to everyone in the community.
  • Support families and caregivers so they can continue in their supportive role.

For more information on how LCDS may be able to support you with your Passport funding, please contact our Administration Office at 519-882-0933

Empowering Employment

LCDS works in collaboration with other community employment agencies to support people with developmental disabilities to connect people to community training options, find employment opportunities and support to maintain competitive employment within their community once a job is obtained.

LCDS subscribes to the fact that hiring people with disabilities increases employee motivation and morale, reduces turnover rates and workplace absenteeism, as well as discovering untapped talent.

LCDS’s Empowering Employment services helps with job searches, onsite job coaching, and ongoing communication with the employee and employer to maintain a healthy and supportive working relationship.


For more information, please contact our Administration Office at 519-882-0933

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Social Enterprise are businesses that involve selling a product or a service for a social purpose and most are created to generate revenue and to help or contribute to the social purpose of the organization. LCDS has been practicing social enterprise informally for many years, beginning with our woodworking business and gift shop. These businesses have evolved and changed to meet customer’s preferences and address economic realities.


Our social enterprises currently include:


Many years ago, Petrolia Enterprises started as a sheltered workshop to provide training and work experience to persons with disabilities. It has now transformed into the hub of our social enterprise ventures. Employees of all abilities, show their skills in creating unique pieces of home décor and furniture, plus seasonal items for sale at the retail store the Olde Post Office Shoppe.

Our stake production continues throughout the year.  We offer a variety of lengths and customize your order according to preference – plain, with a painted tip and/or with your company name.

For more information, please call 519-882-2711, e-mail [email protected] or check out the Petrolia Enterprises website.


Our charming, unique gift shop offers something for everyone! We are located in the heart of Petrolia.  We offer a variety of rustic furniture pieces and seasonal items, handcrafted by Petrolia Enterprises.  These pieces are one-of-a-kind finds!  We carry an original candle scent, named for our shoppe.  We offer cutting boards made from hardwoods, purchased items to enhance our handcrafted items and so much more… We have very talented consignors whose products help to further your shopping experience.  We offer a book shop corner with gently used books.  The highlight of the summer must include a visit to our ice cream section.  We serve Shaw’s famous ice cream!


For more information, please call 519-882-0747, email [email protected] or check out the Olde Post Office website.

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