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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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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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Nine things you might not know about Ranch Ehrlo

Nine things you might not know about Ranch Ehrlo

We write a lot about Ranch Ehrlo and cover topics from clients, staff, guiding principles, activities, etc. But we dug deep to find these nine little-known (hopefully surprising) facts about the agency. 1. We employee over 800 people. When the Ranch started over 50 years ago it employed 12 people. Since then the agency has expanded across the province and includes professional disciplines from…

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CARE in housing

CARE in housing

All Ranch Ehrlo employees – from direct care workers to administration and everywhere in between – have or will take CARE training. CARE, Children And Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change, was developed by Cornell University to improve services for people in care. Though we all understand the importance of the CARE principles, for those of us who are not direct care…

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The art of the interview

The art of the interview

I may have mentioned on this blog before that my background is journalism. So even before coming to Ranch Ehrlo, I’d interviewed my fair share of folks, on a wide variety of topics – from human interest (which is always my favourite and lends itself so well to working here!) to court reporting to sports (my least favourite by far), I really have done a little bit of everything. But in all…

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Surprised and honoured

Surprised and honoured

Ehrlo Counselling’s Shelley Tamaki has spent six years providing outreach services to the community of Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation, located approximately two hours southeast of Regina. “Outreach counselling is important because there are situations where people simply are unable to come into our offices,” she explained. “There are so many obstacles that can prevent someone from…

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The danger of a single story

The danger of a single story

Recently I watched a TED talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian author. In it, she spoke of the danger of telling a single story about a person, place, or people. (You can watch it all here if you’re interested.) What Chimamanda talked about is how, if we allow ourselves to only learn one thing about someone or something, that becomes our singular narrative about that person, place, or…

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CARE in self-expression

CARE in self-expression

What happens when you don’t feel safe to express who you truly are? Many of us are fortunate and will never know. But Casey*, one of Ranch Ehrlo’s longstanding clients in our Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, has recently helped us to understand just a little bit of what goes on when you finally feel safe enough to be who you are. Having an ecologically orientated…

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