The Ranch was first accredited in 1977 and has successfully maintained accreditation since that time. The Ranch is currently accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Read our latest accreditation report.

Council on Accreditation (COA)

Council on Accreditation (COA)

COA is a nationally recognized, independent accreditor of more than 1,500 private and public community-based behavioural health care and social service organizations.

 Why does the Ranch choose to be accredited?

  • It is one of many strategies that are used at the Ranch to help strengthen, measure, and validate our effectiveness in helping the young people and families we serve.
  • It requires that we stop and take a detailed look at all aspects of our programs and services.
  • It is not mandatory for Ranch Ehrlo to become accredited, but since we are always striving for continued excellence it is something we do voluntarily.
  • It assists us in keeping up-to-date with the latest ―best-practice research and literature reviews.

Other affiliations
Ranch Ehrlo Society has also become the first residential treatment program to join UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). UNESCO hosts an Associated Schools Network among its 192 member countries of which Ranch Ehrlo is now included.

Ranch Ehrlo Society is also a member of The Alliance for Children and Families.  A membership association that provides services to human service organizations throughout United States and Canada.

In 2011, Ranch Ehrlo Society joined the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers (AACRC), which focuses on clinical excellence and best practices in residential treatment.

Ranch Ehrlo Society has also been named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers.