Robert Kaye, a Ranch Ehrlo participant in the Supported Living Program (SLP), was featured at the upcoming Inclusion Saskatchewan major fundraiser breakfast recently.

He has been involved with Inclusion Saskatchewan for a number of years now, having been introduced to the organization by a former staff.

He has been to different events including conferences.

He was at a conference in June in Saskatoon. The director of community development for Inclusion Saskatchewan, Connie Andersen, noticed him drawing at his table as she was walking past and was impressed with the quality of his artwork.

She asked him if he would draw something for the fundraising breakfast, and he agreed.

He has two pieces of artwork that were displayed at the breakfast, and 500 prints were sold at the event. Robert will be paid for his hard work.

Belonging with the Elders

The first piece is called “Belonging with the Elders” and the second piece is “Fly and Dream.”

His creations were the only art to be showcased at the event.

“It makes me happy to draw. I like to do it when I’m bored,” said Robert.

He also recorded a video that was shown at the event. He said he was nervous to make the video, but then he got talking about what it means to belong.

“I’m looking forward to seeing my art up there, the breakfast, making new friends, and seeing people I know,” said Robert with a smile.

Great job, Robert!

Inclusion Saskatchewan directly supports over 2,900 individuals with differing abilities and families throughout the province. It works on a wide array of initiatives, projects, and priorities that include advocacy, employment support, education and transition support, public education, youth programming, self-advocacy and social activities, family network and workshops, and the Valley View Centre transition. It was founded 60 years ago by Dr. John Dolan.

SLP supports persons with differing abilities by providing group living, educational, and vocational programs to people with multiple, complex developmental needs. Care and support are focused on person-centered and strength-based services. 

Left to right: Jane Powell, clinical services director, Shelley Reddekopp, support services vice-president, Pam Dmytriw, Group Living Services vice-president, Robert Kaye, Jordan Baptiste, Ranch Ehrlo board member, Joey Panko, Supported Living Services director, and Malcolm Neill, strategy and organizational effectiveness vice-president.