Ranch Ehrlo Society

About Ranch Ehrlo

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 delivering a wide range of accredited mental health and developmental services on campuses located in and around Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert.

We provide assessment and counseling services to participants, family therapy, early learning, education and vocational training, emergency receiving services, treatment foster care, supportive housing, residential treatment for children and youth with mental health and addictions needs, and residential and vocational services for older adolescents and adults with developmental disorders. Our participants are referred from across the country.

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Community programs

Ehrlo Housing

Ehrlo Housing

Provides affordable housing to low-income families, individuals with chronic mental health conditions, and young people transitioning from care.

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Ehrlo Sport Venture

Ehrlo Sport Venture

Provides youth and families with control of, and access to, a variety of recreational programs and removes barriers to allow everyone to participate in sport.

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Ehrlo Early Learning Centre

Ehrlo Early Learning Centre

Offers high quality childcare to families in the city of Regina through the cooperation and involvement of parents, children, and caregivers.

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Ehrlo Counselling

Ehrlo Counselling Services

Provides a range of quality assessment, treatment, education, support, and community services that improve the lives of children, youth, and their families.

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Refer for treatment

We offer a variety of treatment services. Our residential programs serve youth and adults with complex needs on an individual, person-centered basis. Our family programs are in place to help families heal and learn to function together. Refer now.

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Residential programs

All residential programs serve a specific purpose designed to accommodate the needs of our residents. The Ranch is responsive to issues of cultural diversity and makes every effort to design programs and services that reflect the population it serves.

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Family programs

We believe families function better when they’re together.
That’s where our family programs come in: we offer three unique community services with the common goal of helping families reach their full potential.

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Emergency services offer a safe space

Emergency services offer a safe space

Safe spaces are important for youth, especially when they need a temporary place to stay.   At Ranch Ehrlo, our emergency receiving services help youth on a short-term basis get their footing…

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Finding success though support

Finding success though support

Ben* had been having a tough time before joining Matheson House in Prince Albert. He had been struggling with substance use, depression, and anxiety in his home community.  But things began…

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Person-centred care amid COVID-19

Person-centred care amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone. Many people are trying to live their lives as normally as possible while ensuring their own health and safety and the well being of others.…

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Winter escape through virtual art

Winter escape through virtual art

Although participants can’t get together to create art this winter, staff with our art-based services are making it easy for individuals to express and grow. Through online video conferencing,…

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Ten years at the top!

Ten years at the top!

At Ranch Ehrlo, we truly know what it’s like to score 10 out of 10! For the tenth consecutive year, we’ve been recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s top employers. Faced with…

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Virtual connections boost TFC programming

Virtual connections boost TFC programming

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some challenges, it’s also opened a window of opportunity for Ranch Ehrlo’s Treatment Foster Care (TFC) programs. The programs have expanded…

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Winter camping success at Heritage Lake

Winter camping success at Heritage Lake

With a little collaboration, youth at Jewison House were able to experience winter camping in a safe way up north at Heritage Lake. The trip was welcomed by the youth and staff given camping this…

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How TCI builds a culture of care

How TCI builds a culture of care

At Ranch Ehrlo, we believe healthy relationships with staff in a supportive environment helps build participant competencies and manages behaviours. Part of this stems from our commitment to CARE --…

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Drum making offers youth new opportunity

Drum making offers youth new opportunity

Ranch Ehrlo staff members Wade Lavallee and Lexie Obey recently provided youth with a great opportunity at Jordan House and Emergency Receiving on the Pilot Butte campus. In a socially distanced…

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Get involved

As a non-profit organization, many of our programs rely on donations to continue to improve the services we offer our communities.

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