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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 Addictions 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 (FTP) started over…

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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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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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