The Sarnia Area Environmental Health Project (SAEHP) aims to help address concerns of Sarnia area communities about air pollution and other environmental stressors from local industries in the area. The project will help enhance understanding of the links between the environment and health in the community, with a focus on assessing exposures to chemicals in air. The Sarnia Area Environmental Health Project is a commitment of the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.
Since 2017, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservations and Parks (MECP) has been working closely with provincial and federal government departments, health agencies and First Nations to develop the SAEHP, and has also been guided by previous foundational work of the Lambton Community Health Study Board as well as input from local stakeholders, such as municipalities and industrial associations.
The ministry has formed a multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee to share information and informed perspectives and advice during the project. The Advisory Committee includes representatives from provincial, municipal and federal governments, First Nations, health agencies, community groups, industry and environmental groups.