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Culture an important aspect in Ranch programs

Culture an important aspect in Ranch programs

At Ranch Ehrlo, we know the importance of culture – not just talking about it but experiencing it. With the majority of our participants of Aboriginal descent, we strive to provide cultural experiences that we know matter. Regardless of what program are participants are part of, we try to give them as many opportunities to experience their culture as possible. “Our goal is to not…

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What it takes to be a foster parent

What it takes to be a foster parent

Fostering is more than just a job. For Ranch Ehrlo’s Treatment Foster Care (TFC) parents, that’s a common sentiment. “Yes, it’s a professional service. But it’s also real love and real care,” said TFC parent Nadira Dechner. The TFC is a specialized, accredited foster care service funded through the Ministry of Social Services. Our foster parents assume…

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New strategic plan

New strategic plan

We are pleased to announce the completion of a new five-year strategic plan. The plan was created through collaboration with employees, senior leadership, feedback from referring agencies, and the Ranch Ehrlo Society board of directors over the course of 15 months. “We undertook a robust strategic plan consultation process, looking at the history of the agency as well as the direction we…

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A family affair

A family affair

A great many workplaces describe themselves as a family. From the big to the small, the service industry to the corporate world – it’s become a somewhat overused cliché to say, “we’re like a family here.” We say it at Ranch Ehrlo, too. With an employee base of over 800, hearing that might cause you to raise an eyebrow. We have SO MANY employees, spread across…

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2019 in review

2019 in review

Happy New Year! As is tradition, we’re looked back over the past 12 months at our agency. We continued with our implementation of the CARE model across the agency, and those six principles (relationship based, developmentally focused, family involvement, competence centred, trauma informed, and ecologically oriented) have guided us in everything we do. Over the course of the year, we…

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Reduce and reuse at Sport Venture

Reduce and reuse at Sport Venture

There are many ways we can tell you about the impacts our programs make – for example: narrative stories of program participants, photos of smiling staff and clients, or sharing comments made by those who have experienced what we do firsthand. Another method that is perhaps less conventional in a blog – but no less effective - is by sharing numbers. Here are some numbers that tell a…

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Art from the Heart 2019

Art from the Heart 2019

Ranch Ehrlo’s artists showed off their artistic achievements at the 15th annual Art from the Heart calendar reception to a full house. Staff and families had the opportunity to get the first glimpse of the calendars at the reception held on Dec. 18th at Schaller Education Centre on the Pilot Butte campus. Youth signing his work The calendar was unveiled, and the artists had the…

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We are COA reaccredited!

We are COA reaccredited!

Ranch Ehrlo Society continues to maintain the highest level of standards and continues to provide quality programs and services to the children, youth and families that we serve. Ranch Ehrlo has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) following a year review of the agency which culminated with a site visit in Sept. 2019.   COA accreditation demonstrates that our…

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Christmas carols

Christmas carols

It used to be a few weeks before Dec. 25th you could hear Christmas music being played everywhere you went. In the stores, on all the radio stations, in the hallways at work. Even without meaning to you might find yourself tapping your toes or singing along. Subconsciously feeling the Christmas spirit. Nowadays the music starts much, much earlier but the feelings it induces remain the same…

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A look back: the interview

A look back: the interview

Our archives are full of content created by former staff – pictures snapped, interviews done, notes taken. It’s a great way to look back at the past. But sometimes we get a special treat and come across things created by our former clients. Recently former staff member Helen Finucane gifted us with the Ehrlo Express, a 59-page booklet filled with everything from original drawings, to…

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A look back: Ehrlo Express

A look back: Ehrlo Express

Our archives are full of content created by former staff – pictures snapped, interviews done, notes taken. It’s a great way to look back at the past. But sometimes we get a special treat and come across things created by our former clients. Recently former staff member Helen Finucane gifted us with the Ehrlo Express, a 59-page booklet filled with everything from original drawings,…

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New vice-president

New vice-president

We are very pleased to announce that Pam Dmytriw will be filling the role of Vice President of Residential Services at Ranch Ehrlo Society. Pam Dmytriw Pam has been a director at Ranch Ehrlo for three years. Prior to coming to our agency, she worked in both direct care and management roles at the Ministry of Social Services and the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. Her experience…

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2019 chilli cook-off

2019 chilli cook-off

It’s hard to believe it’s been happening for over a decade now, but Corman Park’s 11th annual chilli cook-off was held on October 31st. In the spirit of having so many cook-offs behind us, we talked to unit manager Josh Miller (formerly from Corman Park) about his time in the competition. Josh: Source MasterChef Canada/CTV “I absolutely miss the chilli cook-off. It…

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Hobby has roots in CARE

Hobby has roots in CARE

What does treasure hunting and CARE, Children And Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change, a multi-level program aimed at improving services, have in common? More than you may think. Job coach Wade Hebig has worked at Ranch Ehrlo for 19 years. For fifteen of those, he was on the residential side of the agency at MacKay House. Several years ago, Wade was on a camp trip with the…

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CARE makes hockey dream a reality

CARE makes hockey dream a reality

When Ranch Ehrlo youth Brock* approached unit manager Mike Deis and youth care worker Les Yufrym if it would be possible for him to travel to Winnipeg to watch his favourite team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, take on the Jets, it seemed like an unlikely dream. “We gave Brock the impression that we didn’t think this was possible.  As far as Brock knew, he was not going to be able to…

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