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New video about the Ranch

Looking at the growth and evolution of our agency over the past several years, a comparison that comes to mind is that of a living thing. And like living things, explaining exactly what we do is complicated. With hundreds of employees and dozens of residential and community services, it’s hard to distill down to a few words. So instead of just telling our story, we teamed up with Twisted…

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5 reasons we love our job

5 reasons we love our job

We talk about careers at the Ranch often. We highlight the perks like how you get to touch lives from the first day on the job. Just in case you don’t believe us, we thought we would reach out to a few people who had long careers at the agency and see what they had to say. Ingrid Sinoski, retired this May after being a housemother in Prince Albert for 18 years. This is what she had to…

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The GIF

The GIF

The .gif: it’s a polarizing entity. Does it begin with a soft g sound, like a certain peanut butter brand chosen by choosy moms? Or is it pronounced with a hard g, which would make it stand alone and have no concerns over being confused with a spreadable breakfast (lunch, or dinner) delicacy? The internet has debated for as long as .gifs have existed, and we may never come to an agreement.…

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Camping program expansion

Camping program expansion

The newest addition to Ranch Ehrlo’s therapeutic camping program has officially opened. Ranch Ehrlo’s camping program has long been an integral part of the agency’s summer activities and is considered pivotal in a young person’s experience at the Ranch. The newest site, equipped with a large three-season cabin and a garage for storage, is located at Heritage Lake.…

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Making bannock

Making bannock

From north to south and coast to coast, just about every Indigenous nation across North America has some version of bannock. Most Aboriginal families have their own unique recipes, which are passed down from generation to generation. That is the case for Ranch housemother Debbie Delorme who learned from her mother.  Debbie graciously agreed to give us an inside peek at her…

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Sport Venture gets new mural

Sport Venture gets new mural

If you’ve been by 5th Avenue North lately, you may have noticed a splash of colour! Larissa and Jamie Ehrlo Sport Venture is home to a brand new mural, courtesy of Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists' Collective Inc. summer student Larissa Kitchemonia and admin Jamie Reynolds. “We had a lovely mural on the back of the Sport Venture building prior to this one,…

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A brief sports history

A brief sports history

We’ve come a long way! From the inception of Ehrlo Sport Venture’s first activity – the Dress-A-Champion hockey program - in 1992 to current day, take a look at how our free-of-charge sports leagues and program have evolved and grown over the years!

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The lead-up

The lead-up

There are certain nights in life that we’ll never forget. Maybe it’s high school graduation, the first night we spent on our own, or the first night with a new puppy. Whatever it is, there’s something special about that evening that leaves an indelible mark on our memories, and we reach back to fondly remember it even years later. But sometimes, the lead up to those events is…

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Pride around the agency

Pride around the agency

At Ranch Ehrlo, we are constantly striving to ensure all our clients feel safe, whether they are at home, school, or out in the community. So when Schaller Education Centre principal Hayley Maurer and vice principals Ian McLellan and Scott Landry received a letter from a student asking them to display the Pride flag at Schaller for the month of June (known as Pride month), they didn’t…

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Creating normalcy in group care

Creating normalcy in group care

Spending time in a group home can seem like a strange experience from the outside looking in. What you may be surprised by is how ordinary it actually is. Ranch Ehrlo has always believed in creating normalcy in its residential group homes. The principle was reinforced when we introduced CARE (Children And Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change), which is a multi-level program…

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Hard to say goodbye

Hard to say goodbye

For Ranch Ehrlo Treatment Foster Care (TFC) parents Noël and Tony Matchett, there is no experience like that of being part of this unique program. And it is hard to say goodbye to it. TFC is a dynamic family-based program for children whose needs require intensive care and treatment outside of their own homes. The program provides homes to children, ages 6 to 15, who require a more intensive…

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About us

About us

In one sentence, try and describe something. Some definitions are easy – Cheetos noun a delicious snack sent from the heavens. Some definitions are more complicated – like, “what is Ranch Ehrlo?” I get asked this often. I also get asked to sum it up in a sentence. But the agency does so much and is many different things to many different people. Trying to encapsulate it all in one…

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4th annual powwow

4th annual powwow

Our 4th annual powwow will take place August 29th on the Pilot Butte campus. It is a place to join in celebration through dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships, and making new ones while honour the culture of our Indigenous clientele, staff, and community partners. Once again, our powwow will be competitive style – cash prizes will be given out to the top dancers in each age…

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Journey to the 3-mile race

Journey to the 3-mile race

Guest blog by Tandi van Tol, caseworker at Jewison House At Jewison House, we are taking full advantage of implementing CARE principles in our sequential planning leading to the annual 3-mile race. CARE, Children And Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change, was developed by Cornell University to improve services for people in care.  Jewison’s unit manager and I both…

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Coming out the other side

Coming out the other side

Kelly Ettagiak came a long way to heal her family. Kelly and her three children made the journey from the Northwest Territories to Regina in hopes that the Family Treatment Program (FTP) would be able to help them. “I really had no idea of what to expect at the beginning, but social services said I had to do something, or they would take my kids,” she explained…

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