Ranch Ehrlo Society

About Ranch Ehrlo

Ranch Ehrlo, a non-profit organization, was founded by the late Dr. Geoff Pawson in 1966. It started as a single home for six boys with significant complex needs and grew to a multi-service agency delivering a wide range of accredited mental health and developmental services delivered in southern Saskatchewan and in and around Saskatoon and Prince Albert.

Our services include assessment and psychotherapy for members of the broader community, family treatment and reunification, early learning, vocational training, emergency receiving services, treatment foster care, affordable housing, group living treatment and education for children and youth with mental health, behavioural, and addictions needs,  group living care for older adolescents and adults with pervasive and complex developmental disorders, and community recreation and sports programs for at-risk youth. 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 group living 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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Group Living Services

All Group Living Services serve a specific purpose designed to accommodate the needs of our participants. 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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Showcasing Sport Venture

Showcasing Sport Venture

Ehrlo Baseball Rookie League will soon be highlighted at a major gala in Toronto. On May 19th, Gloria Patrick, Sport Venture manager, and volunteer coach Phyllis Littletent will be taking part in…

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CARE connects us all

CARE connects us all

An amazing part of Ranch Ehrlo is that everyone is invested in the mission - to provide quality preventative and restorative services to, and advocacy for, vulnerable individuals and families through…

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5th annual powwow

5th annual powwow

Our 5th annual powwow will take place August 25th on the Pilot Butte campus. Save the date on your calendars now! Our powwow is a place to join in celebration through dancing, singing, visiting,…

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Ranch Ehrlo is unique in the services provided to families

Ranch Ehrlo is unique in the services provided to families

Ranch Ehrlo’s family programs are gaining more interest across North America and people want to find out more about how the programs help keep families together. Patti Petrucka, director of…

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Quilting through COVID

Quilting through COVID

Some lucky families now have a handmade gift that keeps on giving through chilly nights and can be passed down from generation to generation. Karen and Allan recently donated 11 quilts to the Ranch…

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Looking back on the family-based treatment home

Looking back on the family-based treatment home

In January of 2020, Ranch Ehrlo Society embarked on a pilot project designed to meet a specific need in our family programs.  Foster care services have been part of the Ranch’s continuum…

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Make A Mark with Ranch Ehrlo and the Regina Public Library

Make A Mark with Ranch Ehrlo and the Regina Public Library

Ranch Ehrlo Society in partnership with the Regina Public Library presents Make A Mark art exhibit created through the Ranch’s Paper Crane expressive art services. The themes of the exhibit are…

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Jillings House renovation

Jillings House renovation

A home in Regina has been adapted and renovated to best meet the need of participants in our Supported Living Program (SLP). Participants in the program are often long-term Ranch Ehrlo residents…

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Experiencing success at Echo Lake

Experiencing success at Echo Lake

This past week the snow was deep, but the smiles were big at Ranch Ehrlo Society’s southern 1st Annual Fishing Derby at Echo Lake, part of programs south Winterfest. Every year Ranch…

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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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