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Super Summer Art Show & Sale!

Super Summer Art Show & Sale!

An exciting event will be held on August 13th! There will be lots to see and do! Comic book heroes and villains will be on display at the first Super Summer Art Show and Sale. Ranch Ehrlo’s Paper Crane has teamed up with Black Dog Art Supply to bring you this event. Paper Crane is an expressive arts service at Ranch Ehrlo that helps participants to express their thoughts and feelings…

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Ranch Ehrlo celebrates multiple graduates

Ranch Ehrlo celebrates multiple graduates

This year we’ve been fortunate to have four participants graduate from high school! It isn’t easy to reach graduation – it takes hard work. Many youth at Ranch Ehrlo have had little success in school. Frustration and failure have often led to anger or withdrawal. As a result, they are often no longer interested in learning. We want to celebrate the perseverance of our…

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Ranch partnership fulfills a need

Ranch partnership fulfills a need

Recently the supported group living program and the vocational program at the Ranch came together to help a participant in need. *Chad, a vocational student and supported group living participant, was experiencing some difficulties because he was no longer able to receive one-on-one attention in his vocational program, nor could he isolate himself when he needed separation from the group. The…

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Learning experience

Learning experience

Two high school students recently had the opportunity to learn more about their culture, and in turn, learned more about themselves. The students made ribbon skirts for the first time as well as beaded lanyard keychains. Jenn George, Ranch Ehrlo educational assistant who helped the students learn these crafts said, “When creating (a) skirt, it challenges individuals to use their creative…

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Lee House community clean-up!

Lee House community clean-up!

Lee House took matters into their own hands at their community clean-up event last Friday and demonstrated the power of teamwork. Youth participated in a poster-making contest, with the winning posters distributed door to door and displayed throughout the neighbourhood. The poster informed the neighbours of their intention to clean up the back alley and invited everyone to join. A former…

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Warmth for families

Warmth for families

Participants in Ranch Ehrlo’s Family Treatment Program (FTP) are a whole lot warmer. The Viscount-Plunkett chapter of Blankets for Canada donated 25 youth and adult blankets for the first time to Ranch Ehrlo after the organization was informed about the great need in the FTP. Evelina Talevi, leader of the chapter said, “We were all in agreement that we should add you to our list of…

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2022 board tour

2022 board tour

Some of the members of Ranch Ehrlo Society’s board of directors went back to school last Thursday. Schaller Education Centre was one of the stops on a tour of the Pilot Butte campus. Each year a tour is set up to allow the board to interact with staff and participants and get a better understanding of what we do at the agency which helps the board make more informed decisions. Hayley…

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Showcasing Sport Venture

Showcasing Sport Venture

Ehrlo Baseball Rookie League will soon be highlighted at a major gala in Toronto. On May 19th, Gloria Patrick, Sport Venture manager, and volunteer coach Phyllis Littletent will be taking part in the Jays Care Curve Ball Gala at Rogers Centre in Toronto. Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, believes that an opportunity gap exists in underserved communities across…

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CARE connects us all

CARE connects us all

An amazing part of Ranch Ehrlo is that everyone is invested in the mission - to provide quality preventative and restorative services to, and advocacy for, vulnerable individuals and families through highly engaged and professional employees. One way we ensure that everyone stays connected, from caregivers to IT support, is to have all employees take CARE training. We are guided by the CARE…

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Ranch Ehrlo is unique in the services provided to families

Ranch Ehrlo is unique in the services provided to families

Ranch Ehrlo’s family programs are gaining more interest across North America and people want to find out more about how the programs help keep families together. Patti Petrucka, director of family treatment for Ranch Ehrlo, has been invited to speak at the Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services Family Treatment Conference at the North Shore Tribal Council in northern Ontario in May.…

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Quilting through COVID

Quilting through COVID

Some lucky families now have a handmade gift that keeps on giving through chilly nights and can be passed down from generation to generation. Karen and Allan recently donated 11 quilts to the Ranch Ehrlo Society’s Family Treatment Program (FTP). Karen explained they are “quilting through Covid.” She explained, “We have a big table in the basement and three sewing…

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Looking back on the family-based treatment home

Looking back on the family-based treatment home

In January of 2020, Ranch Ehrlo Society embarked on a pilot project designed to meet a specific need in our family programs.  Foster care services have been part of the Ranch’s continuum of service for over 10 years. We know that all children are different, and some have complex needs that are best met within a family setting. We developed our unique Treatment Foster Care Services…

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Make A Mark with Ranch Ehrlo and the Regina Public Library

Make A Mark with Ranch Ehrlo and the Regina Public Library

Ranch Ehrlo Society in partnership with the Regina Public Library presents Make A Mark art exhibit created through the Ranch’s Paper Crane expressive art services. The themes of the exhibit are the seven sacred teachings and animal symbolism in Indigenous art. The art pieces featured in the exhibit were created by youth at the Schaller Education Centre, Ranch Ehrlo participants at various…

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Jillings House renovation

Jillings House renovation

A home in Regina has been adapted and renovated to best meet the need of participants in our Supported Living Program (SLP). Participants in the program are often long-term Ranch Ehrlo residents – some have been here for decades. So, when we’re looking at how to help them best achieve success, moving them to a space that best suits their needs, is a great move forward. “In…

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Experiencing success at Echo Lake

Experiencing success at Echo Lake

This past week the snow was deep, but the smiles were big at Ranch Ehrlo Society’s southern 1st Annual Fishing Derby at Echo Lake, part of programs south Winterfest. Every year Ranch Ehrlo breaks the winter blues by hosting Winterfest. The last two years were modified to adhere to the pandemic restrictions. Activities are all outdoors and allow everyone with every skill level to…

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