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COA brings us together

COA brings us together

Every four years, Ranch Ehrlo undergoes the rigorous process of being re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). As we’ve said before - at Ranch Ehrlo, we strongly believe that adhering to best practices, as well as continually evaluating all that we do, helps us enhance our services for the young people, adults, and families who depend on us. For that reason (and many more) we…

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5th annual powwow

5th annual powwow

Our 5th annual powwow will take place on August 27th 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…

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Jewison ice shack rehab

Jewison ice shack rehab

An abandoned ice fishing shack has a new lease on life thanks to Jewison House youth. Direct care workers Brandon Radmacher and Ryan Clouthier spearheaded the renovation project. The two have a mutual love for the outdoors and ice fishing and planned some of Jewison’s winter activities around those interests. When they found the shack tucked away at the back of the Pilot Butte campus, a…

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Connections important to retired housemother

Connections important to retired housemother

Last September, Susan Craig officially retired from her role as housemother at Dalla-Vincenza. But when she left, she knew she`d be back. "You leave the unit to retire and never come back again? No. It doesn’t work like that," she said. Susan knew she wanted to remain a part of the youth`s lives, but equally stressed the importance of not upsetting their routine, of staying out…

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A place to call home

A place to call home

We all need a place to call home. And a place we can afford. That’s why Ehrlo Housing exists. In 1997, Ranch Ehrlo developed Ehrlo Housing as part of a preventative stream of services within the community of Regina. Our late founder, Dr. Geoff Pawson, wrote in his book Go Forward With Pride: A Historical Review of the Ranch Ehrlo Society that “prevention stems from a base of…

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Celebrating psychology month

Celebrating psychology month

February is psychology month. Psychologists at Ranch Ehrlo work with participants, teams, and the agency as a whole to assist in a variety of clinical initiatives. Most of the psychologists at the Ranch can be found at Ehrlo Counselling Services, the Clinical Assessment and Resources Services team, and within the group homes as clinical caseworkers. “The Clinical Assessment team wanted…

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CARE shines in Winterfest preparations

CARE shines in Winterfest preparations

One of the highlights of winter at our agency is the annual Winterfest celebrations. This year, our southern campus’ event got a big upgrade thanks to the staff and youth at Jewison House! Led by youth care leader Brandon Radmacher and youth care worker Ryan Cloutier, the staff and youth came together to build miniature curling rinks, and on the other end of the scale, a life-sized…

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Foster care expansion

Foster care expansion

Ranch Ehrlo’s Treatment Foster Care (TFC) program has expanded in a new way. The new format, developed to help children transition from group home to family living, has fully trained staff rotating in and out of the house to assist the foster parents.  Families will continue to have access to Ranch Ehrlo’s assessment and therapeutic services. Heather Whitequill and Quincy…

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Top Employer 2020

Top Employer 2020

It’s so important to provide the best possible outcomes for the participants we serve – and one of the ways we do that is by making sure our employees are engaged, appreciated, and have a place they enjoy coming to work. Because we aren’t just employees – we’re parents, grandparents, siblings, coaches, teammates, friends, thinkers, dreamers, and doers! Our staff…

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Recognizing our students

Recognizing our students

Over the years, hundreds of Ranch youth have received the Stay in School Award in recognition of their educational achievements. The award is an annual grant received from the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada through the Scotiabank Stay in School Program. The program, introduce to Ranch students in 2008, was established to recognize students who are doing exceptionally well in school…

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What success looks like

What success looks like

To find examples of how relationships and environment foster success, we simply have to look at our Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD). The program supports persons with multiple, complex developmental needs by providing person-centered and strength-based care and support in its residential, educational, and vocational programs. When client Reid* arrived last year, he had…

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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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