About us

General information

Girl smilingRanch Ehrlo Society, a non-profit charitable organization, was founded in 1966. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors. It started as a single residential unit for six troubled boys and grew to a multi-service agency providing highly specialized programs. Today, Ranch Ehrlo Society operates residential, clinical, community, and educational programs across the province. Youth are referred to our residential programs by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services, First Nations Child & Family agencies, as well as out-of-province referrals. Clients are referred to our community-based programs through a variety of channels including advertising and promotion, professional referrals, and word-of-mouth.

Who we serve
Residential programming:
The Ranch serves young people, ranging in ages from under 12 to over 18 years of age, who are experiencing social, psychological, behavioural and cognitive difficulties. The Ranch’s residential programming is viewed as a resource for young people with a variety of personal issues, and length of stay depends on the problems being addressed.

Community programming:
We operate five community-based programs. Ehrlo Sport Venture programs target inner-city and at-risk youth aged eight to 18 through free recreational programming. Ehrlo Counselling serves individuals, couples, and families. Ehrlo Housing offers affordable housing to low-income families, single mothers, and individuals with chronic mental health conditions. Ehrlo Early Learning Centre serves parents/families who require childcare. Finally, Paper Crane Community Arts Centre uses a variety of art methods to create well-being in our daily lives.

Family programming:
We operate three family-focused treatment programs. Our Family Treatment Program focuses on family reunification after out-of-home placement is complete. Intensive Family Preservation Services focus on preventing unnecessary out-of-home placements to preserve the family unit. Lastly, in the Treatment Foster Care Program parental caregivers provide a nurturing family environment for children.