The Ranch has residential and educational programs in three campus locations in Saskatchewan – the Pilot Butte campus outside the city of Regina, at its Buckland campus outside of Prince Albert and at its Corman Park campus outside the city of Saskatoon.
Founded in 1966 by Dr. Geoff Pawson, Ranch Ehrlo Society’s history is rooted at its main campus at Pilot Butte. Spanning 100 acres, the campus has grown from one group home in 1966 to a small community consisting of six residential units (Mitchell , Rorison, Jewison, Rever, Jordan, and Appleton houses); the McNamara Family Unit; Schaller Education Centre; two emergency receiving units (Rorison and Kenyon houses) and the Hudson administration building.
Other amenities available to youth include an outdoor hockey rink as well as an outdoor sports field where youth can play soccer, baseball and football. There is a common area in the middle of the campus complete with a barbecue that is used for a variety of Ranch related social functions throughout the year.
The Corman Park campus officially opened in September 2007. The campus is located approximately 10 kilometres north of the city of Saskatoon and about one kilometre east of Martensville and covers 70 acres.
The campus features two residential units (May House and Welke House); the Ellen Gunn Education Centre; and the Tim Young Administration Building. In addition, there is an outdoor hockey rink and basketball court located on campus.
On July 1, 1997, Ranch Ehrlo Society opened a treatment centre, located in the rural municipality of Buckland, northwest of Prince Albert. The Buckland campus is located 20 minutes north of Prince Albert and spans 40 acres that border the provincial forest and the Sturgeon River. The Buckland campus is designed to meet the needs of youth and their families from northern communities and to assist youth in the eventual transition from residential treatment back to their home community. Youth who are preparing to return to their home communities in the north and have been successful following their participation in the Regina-based program, are considered for the Buckland campus program.
There are two residential units (Alex Guy House and Klassen House) and one in-town residential unit in Prince Albert (Matheson House), all of which provide residential and clinical treatment services for the youth. The Buckland campus boasts the Donalda Hansen Centre for Equine Assisted Therapy, which is home to the Equine Assisted Learning program and the Hansen Education Centre. Recreational amenities include a hockey rink, soccer field, basketball courts, playground, and the Outdoor Adventure Program.