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How to make a career at the Ranch

How to make a career at the Ranch

Loving what you do is key to having a long career. It’s the main reason why Cam Huberdeau , a personal support leader, has stayed with Ranch Ehrlo for 25 years. “I have enjoyed every minute of it,” Cam said. “Yes, there have been some challenging times where I’ve wanted to pull my hair out, but there have been so many accomplishments. They make a big…

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Foster child reunifies with grandmother

Foster child reunifies with grandmother

Even though raising a foster child can be challenging at times, parents in Ranch Ehrlo’s Treatment Foster Care (TFC) program do everything they can to provide love and support. The goal is to always try and reunify children with their families whenever possible, and we have a success story that showcases just that. Thanks to help from the Janzen family, Michael* will now be cared for by…

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Land is the greatest teacher

Land is the greatest teacher

Ranch teacher Nolan Malbeuf has always thought of the land as his teacher. Leaving Schaller to go camping That’s why, for the first time, he has taken Schaller Education Centre students to Chitek Lake on a camping trip to learn skills they’ll be able to take with them forever. Ranch youth go on camping trips every summer. The goal is to create positive memories, experience…

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Loom beading teaches patience

Loom beading teaches patience

It may sound simple, but activities like loom beading greatly benefit families in our Family Treatment Program (FTP). The FTP helps families stay together while providing care through personal and group therapy. There are many activities families take part in. The loom beading initiative is one of many that Angel Whitestar brings to the beading and craft program. She shares her knowledge about…

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2021 AGM

2021 AGM

This year’s Ranch Ehrlo Society AGM will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 9 a.m. using Microsoft Teams Live Event software. All staff, board, and senate members are members of the society and invited to “attend” the event. The event is also open to the public. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to ranchehrlo.agm@ranchehrlo.ca so that we can track…

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SLP and the importance of language

SLP and the importance of language

Words are powerful. The language we use shapes ideas and beliefs. With that in mind, Ranch Ehrlo has made the decision to change the name of our program for adults and young people with multiple, complex developmental needs. The Program for Person with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) will now be called the Supported Living Program (SLP). “Supported Living Programs or SLP will describe…

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New dads’ group

New dads’ group

Just in time for Father’s Day, we wanted to feature a new group in our Family Treatment Program (FTP). The group is a safe space where fathers can learn and heal with other dads. FTP aims to improve family safety, family functioning, and child well-being so families can remain together. Families have a therapist assigned to them and a team of treatment workers. There are also…

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New True Colours Adult Support Group

New True Colours Adult Support Group

Starting this month, Ranch Ehrlo’s new True Colours Adult Support Group is launching to bring people together in an inclusive space. The group is open to adults with differing abilities who identify as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning. Allies are also welcome. The first meeting is on June 17th. They will be held virtually on Teams and are open to…

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Take a tour of the new Garven House

Take a tour of the new Garven House

Generally, after a new facility is built, Ranch Ehrlo hosts an open house inviting participants, family, staff, board members, and neighbours for a tour and to enjoy some snacks and great conversation. Given all the changes during the pandemic, it is probably no surprise that we could not do that after our new Garven Home was constructed. Instead, we created a virtual open house so you could…

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Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

Sharing and learning from each other is a hallmark of the Treatment Foster Care program (TFC). The TFC is a specialized, accredited foster care service funded through the Ministry of Social Services. Foster parents assume responsibility for youth in their care, as well as ensuring the youth are actively involved with their communities and birth families whenever possible. Parents have access to…

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New vice-president of finance

New vice-president of finance

Please join us in welcoming Shelley Reddekopp as our new term vice-president of finance. Shelley comes to the agency with significant corporate, leadership, and finance experience.  During her 20-year career with the Government of Saskatchewan, Shelley has held several positions including Assistant Deputy Minister. Shelley is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management…

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Helping hands for the community fridge

Helping hands for the community fridge

Take what you need, leave what you can – that is the idea behind the concept known as the community fridge. They are a 24-hour free food resource offering everything from fresh produce to canned products for people in need, no questions asked. Christal Gerrard, a caseworker at Kruzeniski House (Kruzer), along with youth Sarah* recently decided to help their neighbours by collecting…

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Taking improvement seriously

Taking improvement seriously

Ranch Ehrlo does important work – helping people, but we always want to do better.   Sometimes, incidents occur – a broken wrist for a participant while playing sports, a participant self-harming, or an injury occurring in a physical intervention intended to protect a participant from harm when imminent…

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CARE in sports

CARE in sports

At Ranch Ehrlo, we apply our CARE principles in everything we do – including in our residential treatment programs, within our family programs, or in our community services.   CARE, Children and Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change is based on six principles: developmentally focussed, family involved, relationship based, trauma informed, competence centered, and…

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Expressing True Colours online

Expressing True Colours online

You know what they say – when one door closes, another opens. This has exactly been the case for the Ehrlo Counselling True Colours group, which is a space for LGBTQ2S+ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit) youth to discuss important issues that matter to them. Despite COVID-19 closing in-person meetings, virtual sessions have allowed youth from across…

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