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Revisiting budgeting for 10

Revisiting budgeting for 10

We went into our blog archive and found a post from 2014 from housemother Krista Hill. Krista talked about the challenge of budgeting, feeding, and keeping house for 10 teenage boys and staff(and you thought your grocery bill was high). Many things have changed since then but one thing remains constant. Teenage boys eat a lot! Let’s take a look. Original article: Imagine the time,…

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Connecting after the Ranch

Connecting after the Ranch

Ranch teacher Randee Patton goes the extra mile to ensure that students leaving the Ranch continue to succeed. Randee, who has been at the Ranch for 12 years, recently shared a relationship-based and competency-centred CARE moment that took place with former student *Lacey. Teams video chat Lacey departed the Ranch after a year in care.  She was starting at a new school and Randee…

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CARE in transition

CARE in transition

Educators at Ranch Ehrlo’s Transition Centre believe in celebrating a very important milestone in a students’ life and they use the relationship they have built with the participant through CARE to do it. As students are either discharged out of Ranch Ehrlo or transition from the centre to a mainstream school, educators Chad Fisher and Gary Bresch take a moment to celebrate with…

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Ehrlo Counselling continues the journey toward truth and reconciliation

Ehrlo Counselling continues the journey toward truth and reconciliation

Ehrlo Counselling continues the journey toward truth and reconciliation On Thursday the team at Ehrlo Counselling Services took the next step in their journey towards truth and reconciliation. Elders and helpers After inviting Saulteaux Elder Alvin Kequatooway from Sakamay First Nation and Cree Elder Sam Isaac from Ochapowace First Nation and helpers George Kequatooway and Aaron Kaye, the…

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Mentoring at the Ranch

Mentoring at the Ranch

What started with a few exchanged letters has turned into a positive experience that not only benefited the youth, but also the staff at Ranch Ehrlo. Laura Logan, a group living unit manager was given supervision over two, six-bed homes in Regina last January. One home, Hilsden, is for young boys 6 to 12 and the other home, Woodward, is for young adults, some as old as 18, getting ready to…

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Remembering the neighbour every group home deserves

Remembering the neighbour every group home deserves

Submitted by Sean Bader, unit manager I’ve worked with Ranch Ehrlo in Prince Albert for 11 years. I’ve worked for most of the programs at some point or another, but I have spent the bulk of my time at Matheson House. I’ve seen managers and staff come and go. This work is hard, not for everyone, but it attracts some truly compassionate individuals. People that care because of…

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2021 in review

2021 in review

Happy new year! As is tradition, we’ve looked back over the past 12 months.  Here are many stories we’ve shared that highlight our agency’s commitment to the six CARE principles, which are relationship based, developmentally focused, family involvement, competence centred, trauma informed and ecologically oriented.   Take a look!  New Garven…

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Mural projects a standout for 2021

Mural projects a standout for 2021

Even if they don’t have much experience with a paintbrush, Ranch Ehrlo staff member Dustin Ritter knows how to bring out the inner artist.   This past year, Ritter has been busy working with participants on various art projects. The standouts this year, he said, were the couple of murals they completed.   (35, "2021 art at the…

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Art from the Heart 2021 reception

Art from the Heart 2021 reception

Art and passion were on full display at the 17th annual Art from the Heart calendar reception. Ranch board vice-chair David Hedlund at the event. Ranch Ehrlo’s artists showed off their artistic achievements on Dec. 16th at Schaller Education Centre on the Pilot Butte campus. The event was modified slightly due to COVID-19 but that didn’t hinder the creativity of the art on…

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Sir-Dance-A-Lot builds community 

Sir-Dance-A-Lot builds community 

Sometimes there’s nothing better than getting jiggy with it.    At the Sir Dance-A-Lot event, Lammer House Supported Living Program (SLP) participants did exactly that!     “Each time we have participated in Sir Dance-A-Lot, they have been able to engage in and have had the opportunities to create many positive…

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Beading helps keep culture alive

Beading helps keep culture alive

The youth at Welke House are a creative bunch.   Inspired by their skills, youth care worker Jill Harnett brought in a friend to show them traditional Indigenous beading.  “I feel it's my responsibility to keep their culture and traditions alive while in care,” Jill said. “I got inspired by just the group we have right now. We have a lot…

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Helping siblings come together

Helping siblings come together

It was the words “I love you, sister” that hit a chord for Ranch teacher Nolan Malbeuf.   Over the past year, Nolan and Schaller Education Centre staff have been working to build a positive relationship between two sisters at Ranch Ehrlo.   Recently, Nolan discovered an opportunity to connect the two. He invited Emily* to do some painting in his class…

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A helping hand for those in need

A helping hand for those in need

Helping others is one of the greatest strengths of Ranch participants, and when people are in need, they don’t hesitate to lend a hand. Over the past month, participants at Black Bear House in Regina and Alex Guy House at Buckland made donation packages for people experiencing homelessness. “At the Ranch, we always have full bellies, really good food and a nice home, but not…

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Camping builds better bonds

Camping builds better bonds

Catching a fish, jumping off a pontoon boat, or seeing a deer – it’s these little things on camping trips that bring joy to Ranch participants and can have big impacts on their development.   This past summer, many of our programs went to various campsites across the province to make positive memories, get creative, and build relationships with one another and the staff. Like…

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Weightlifting for the body and mind

Weightlifting for the body and mind

Not only does pumping iron build physical strength, but it also helps participants at the Ranch feel good mentally. That’s why Ranch youth care leaders Nick Hadjistavropoulos and Tyler Harnett of Jewison House started the Battle at the Butte strongman/strongwoman competition. “When youth compete in the Battle at the Butte strongman/woman competition, they achieve a sense of pride,…

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