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Why we wear orange

Why we wear orange

Every child matters. But it’s much more complicated than that. As Ranch Ehrlo staff participated in Orange Shirt Day, questions around the reasoning for wearing orange came up from the children in their lives – their own and those they care for in our programs. Family Treatment Program (FTP) staff member Linda Kayseas-Paslowski recounted the conversation she had with her young son.…

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Youth organizations coming together

Youth organizations coming together

On October 6th, Downtowner’s Optimist Club of Regina handed Ranch Ehrlo the “key” to Wilson House. (l to r) Andrea, Doreen, and Garth Named for former board chair and Optimist Club member Alex Wilson, our agency has been operating the premises as a group home for years, renting it from the Optimist Club. The mortgage was discharged in June 2020 and the decision was made to…

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Student finds reading success

Student finds reading success

Many of us learn to read in the first or second grade. But for some of Ranch Ehrlo’s youth, it’s not that easy. A few weeks ago, in a “getting to know you” activity, third-grader Leslie* disclosed some very vulnerable information – he didn’t know how to read. “We were sharing our strengths, weaknesses, and fears. He was just very open with the group…

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2020 Annual General Meeting

2020 Annual General Meeting

The Ranch Ehrlo Annual General Meeting (AGM) looked a little different this year. Board chair Greg Fieger Held virtually via Zoom software, Ranch employees and members of the board and senate “gathered” in their own homes or offices for the 54th annual meeting.  Board chair Greg Fieger called the meeting to order, welcoming everyone and explaining how voting on motions…

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Outcome and Annual reports released

Outcome and Annual reports released

Just in time for back to school, Ranch Ehrlo has released our Outcomes and Annual reports for 2019-2020. Ranch Ehrlo has released our Outcomes and Annual reports for 2019-2020. These reports look at our year in a nutshell – from statistics about participation satisfaction to a rundown of all the major events that have happened over the past fiscal year. The reports contain crucial…

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2020 Annual General Meeting

2020 Annual General Meeting

This year’s Ranch Ehrlo Society AGM will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 9 a.m. using Zoom software. All staff, board, and senate members are members of the society and invited to “attend” the event using their individual computers or devices.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to ranchehrlo.agm@ranchehrlo.ca so that we can track attendance and send…

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Flag ceremonies to begin reconciliation efforts

Flag ceremonies to begin reconciliation efforts

At Ranch Ehrlo, we pride ourselves on our strong commitment to truth and reconciliation efforts – but we know we can do better. On September 1st we held flag-raising/blessing ceremonies simultaneously at our campuses. A reconciliation flag will continue to fly at each campus, acknowledging our commitment to further action points laid out in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of…

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Book club adds to family program experience

Book club adds to family program experience

Youth aged 9 – 12 in Ranch Ehrlo’s Family Treatment Program (FTP) have a new program at their disposal.  The Very Cool Book Club was started by Keetha Malmgren, a family treatment worker. FTP is an in-home service that works to either prevent the placement of children out of their home or to assist families to unite after having a child in care. “Reading is one of my…

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Sage picking with Jordan House

Sage picking with Jordan House

Learning about and using traditional medicines has been a crucial part of my journey to connecting with my Indigenous identity and Plains Cree culture. I grew up in an urban space, which resulted in a disconnect from traditional knowledge and practices. In recent years, I have been exploring and accepting what being Indigenous means to me. Finding aspects of my culture has created this sense of…

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New VP of clinical services

New VP of clinical services

We are excited to announce our vice-president of clinical services, David Rivers. David Rivers David has a long history at the agency, spending over 20 years in various Ranch programs and roles, most recently as the Director of Performance and Quality Improvement. “David has a strong commitment to program excellence, data-informed decision making, effective work processes, and…

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New mural at Sport Venture

New mural at Sport Venture

The seacan storage unit at Ehrlo Sport Venture will soon have a super twist. Participants from several Ranch programs, both youth, and participants in the programs for persons with developmental disabilities, have lent a hand on the ongoing project, a Marvel comics mural. Dustin Ritter, who works part-time at the art-based therapy program that works out of Sport Venture and part time as a…

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Client-centred changes

Client-centred changes

Success can be achieved in many ways, and for participants in the residential side of our Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD), it starts at home. PDD participants are often long-term Ranch Ehrlo residents – some have been here for decades. So, when we’re looking at how to help them best achieve success, moving them to a space that best suits their needs, is a…

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Pickling lesson passing down tradition

Pickling lesson passing down tradition

Relationships are an important part of what we do at Ranch Ehrlo. A relationship between two housemothers recently led to a learning opportunity for youth at MacKay House. MacKay House housemother Krista-Leigh Hill got her pickling recipe from former Hilsden House housemom Sandra Drayton. “She had pickles in one of the bake sales and they were the most delicious pickles I’d ever…

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CEO announces plans to retire

CEO announces plans to retire

Ranch Ehrlo Society CEO Andrea Brittin has announced her plans to retire. Andrea Brittin Effective December 31, 2020, Andrea will be stepping away from her position, which assumed in July 2014. “The past six years with Ranch Ehrlo Society have been incredible - some of the most fulfilling years of my entire career. I will truly miss the amazing team here at the Ranch. Their…

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Kruzeniski youth save gopher

Kruzeniski youth save gopher

Youth at Kruzeniski House recently were real-life superheroes to an injured gopher. Staff and youth were out for an evening walk when a staff nearly stepped on a baby animal on the sidewalk. “Without hesitation, the youth we were with got down and immediately tried to help the baby animal,” recalled youth care worker Katelyn Crawford, who was one of the staff on the walk. The…

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