Ranch Ehrlo Society, a non-profit organization, was founded by the late Dr. Geoff Pawson in 1966. It started as a single residential unit for six troubled boys and grew to a multi-service agency providing highly specialized programs.
Who we serve
The Ranch serves young people who are experiencing social, psychological, behavioural and cognitive difficulties. We also have programs for young people and adults with developmental disabilities.
We operate community-based programs that provide free recreational programming, counselling, affordable housing, and childcare.
We operate three family-focused treatment programs that have the common goal of helping families reach their full potential.
Mission, Vision, and CARE model
To provide quality prevention, restorative, and advocacy services to vulnerable individuals and families through highly engaged and professional employees.
We envision communities where all individuals and families achieve their full potential.
We are guided by the CARE model, Children And Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change, which is a multi-level program aimed at improving services for children and youth in care. Based on six guiding principles (developmentally focussed, family involved, relationship based, trauma informed, Competence centred, and Ecologically oriented) the CARE model is designed to significantly influence the way professionals work with children.