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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 -- Children and Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change. We take this into everything we do, including Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI). TCI training has long been mandatory for…

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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 way, Wade and Lexie exchanged a deer hide between their programs. Youth were given the chance to work on processing and tanning the hide, which will be turned into a hand drum that they can use.…

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Christmas Carnival offers festivities in safe way

Christmas Carnival offers festivities in safe way

Residents with the Family Treatment Program will be celebrating Christmas a little differently this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers have set up a Christmas Carnival experience for each family. It will offer games, crafts, music, gifts from Santa, a festive family picture, and take-home treats in a physically distanced way. “We will be bringing one family at a time…

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Art from the Heart 2020

Art from the Heart 2020

Ranch Ehrlo’s artists showed off their artistic talents in the 16th annual Art from the Heart calendar. Unfortunately, this year due to COVID-19 there was not a reception for the artists to unveil their work. In past years when the calendar was unveiled, the artists had the opportunity to showcase their work and sign autographs for those in attendance. To celebrate the artist’s…

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Matheson House spreads holiday joy

Matheson House spreads holiday joy

The staff and youth at Matheson House in Prince Albert have a special Christmas gift for the other northern programs. The team worked hard to prepare an outdoor getaway at Ranch Ehrlo’s camp at Heritage Lake. “This year groups may not be able to go to the pool, or ski hill, or each other’s kitchen table like in pre-COVID times, however the great outdoors is still available to…

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Jordan House needs your help

Jordan House needs your help

Jordan House wants to give back to the community but needs your help to do it. The youth and staff are putting together kits for the less fortunate for the holiday season and need donations to help. “We have seen on the news that places like Mobile Crisis and the Salvation Army have seen an increase in their numbers of people seeking assistance this year thanks to the current COVID-19…

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New CEO announced

New CEO announced

In June, after Andrea Brittin shared her decision to retire as chief executive officer (CEO) at the end of 2020, the board established a CEO Selection Committee to find a replacement. We are pleased to announce that the Ranch Ehrlo board has accepted the committee’s recommendation to appoint Natalie Huber as the new CEO, effective January 4, 2021. “I, on behalf of the board of…

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Construction and teamwork

Construction and teamwork

They say that many hands make light work. Participants in one of our vocational programs are getting to experience that proverb firsthand.   The Vocational Training Employment Program (VTEP) crew has been assisting with the building of a new storage and maintenance facility on the Pilot Butte campus. The focus for VTEP is to help participants develop life skills, vocational training,…

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New program for families struggling with addictions

New program for families struggling with addictions

Families struggling with addictions across Canada will soon have a new kind of help available. The Family Centred  Addiction Program, based out of Moose Jaw, is an innovative residential addictions treatment program that supports not only the individual struggling with substance misuse but also their immediate family. This new program is an extension of the Family Treatment Program…

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 Community relationships

Community relationships

While we often talk about the relationships formed within our programs, it’s less often we get to spotlight those formed between participants and community members. Hair artist Joe Duarte has been visiting Ranch homes for many years now, bringing everything he needs with him to help each participant look and feel their best. Joe’s time at the Ranch started nearly 18 years ago when…

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Special delivery

Special delivery

Matheson House youth in Prince Albert recently made a special delivery - but the foundation that led to such a generous act was laid long before. The youth delivered a handmade picnic table to Elder Dave Laroque and his partner, Margaret. Elder Dave and Margaret have a long history of working with the youth and staff in our northern programs. From attending annual events to offering cultural…

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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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