The Sarnia Area Environmental Health Project (SAEHP) was launched in 2020 to help address concerns of Sarnia area communities about air pollution and other environmental stressors from local industries in the area. The project helped enhance understanding of the links between the environment and health in the community, with a focus on assessing exposures to chemicals in air.
Since 2017, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has worked closely with provincial and federal government departments, health agencies and First Nations to develop the SAEHP. The scope of the project was guided by previous foundational work of the Lambton Community Health Study Board and informed by input from local stakeholders, such as municipalities and industrial associations.
To help guide the work of the project, the ministry formed a multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee to share information and informed perspectives and advice during the project. The Advisory Committee included representatives from provincial, municipal and federal governments, First Nations, health agencies, community groups, industry and environmental groups.
Over the course of the project, the ministry held several community meetings to share progress updates. In November 2023, the ministry shared project conclusions and key findings on all components of the project.
Click here for previous meeting materials and key reports.