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A piece of advice

A piece of advice

If you are like me, over the years you have received many pieces of advice. Some good, some bad, most of it was in one ear and out the other. Our direct support workers have many hats –teammates, referees, cheerleaders, chauffeurs, sounding boards, or anything in between. Whatever our clients need, our staff is up to the task of providing it. I thought I would share with them a few pieces…

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Family program expansion

Family program expansion

The best place for a family to heal is at home. With that in mind, Ranch Ehrlo’s Family Treatment Program (FTP) has expanded outside the city of Regina. The unique, innovative, and nationally recognized program was created in 2006 to address the need for intensive in-home service provision to families in need of clinical treatment. The program expanded several times over the years to allow…

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The gatekeeper

The gatekeeper

Close to 80 percent of people hired as direct care workers come to the agency through one manager. So I sat down to talk with him about what it takes to work here and what someone might expect when they pick a career at Ranch Ehrlo. *side note* In 2016 Ranch Ehrlo changed its staffing model to reduce the over reliance on casual staff who fill in for staff vacation. They moved to using permanent…

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CARE in loss

CARE in loss

Family involvement is a key part of all Ranch Ehrlo’s programs. That is especially true for our Treatment Foster Care (TFC) program which serves children and youth, between the ages of six to 15, whose special needs require individualized treatment within a family environment. Family involvement is also one of the six CARE (Children And Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change)…

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Why work here

Why work here

Seven years ago, we were first chosen as a top employer in Saskatchewan. We were psyched! The whole agency celebrated, and we took the video camera around to capture some of the staff’s reactions. We asked anyone who wanted to sit down and tell us why they worked at Ranch Ehrlo or to share one of the favourite memories. We weren’t disappointed by the responses. We thought we would go…

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From the top

From the top

Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves. Over the last eight years, we’ve shared with you a lot about what happens here at Ranch Ehrlo via our blog. There have been many writers and many stories, from Prince Albert to Regina and in plenty of places in between, but today we want to take you back to where it all began – our…

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Art from the Heart

Art from the Heart

Ranch Ehrlo’s artists showed off their artistic achievements at the 14th annual Art from the Heart calendar reception. Staff and families had the opportunity to get the first glimpse of the calendars at the reception held on Dec. 19th at Schaller Education Centre on the Pilot Butte campus. The calendar was unveiled, and the artists had the opportunity to showcase their work and sign…

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What have we learned in 2018

What have we learned in 2018

Another year has almost come and gone, and I don’t know about you but we at Ranch Ehrlo have learned a lot! We have started implementing 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, from accounting to youth care and…

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Why we blog

Why we blog

“Ranch youth are dangerous and a threat to the community.” “Ranch Ehrlo is a place for young offenders with a history of violence, sexual offending, and drug abuse.” Both of these statements are false. Incredibly false. But they are also often stated when people in the community talk about Ranch Ehrlo Society. One of the main reasons why we started blogging and using social…

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Families receive Christmas donations

Families receive Christmas donations

Christmas can be a difficult time for some families. Many of the families in Ranch Ehrlo’s Family Treatment Programs (FTP) struggle with poverty, which can lead to disappointment and unmet hopes for children and stress and struggles for parents. “Poverty lends to challenges in having Christmas gifts, or food during the holiday season,” explained FTP director Patti Petrucka. “There is…

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Stay in School Award

Stay in School Award

Over the past ten 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…

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Youth group receives grant

Youth group receives grant

Ehrlo Counselling Service’s True Colours youth group has received a $5,000 grant from the Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation. Founded in 2015, the group allows youth ages 11 to 16 a safe space to discuss topics or raise questions related to sexual orientation or gender identity. It is open to youth who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or are Questioning their sexual…

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New experiences

New experiences

Working as a communications specialist at Ranch Ehrlo for almost three years now, I’ve been fortunate to be able to share a lot of stories with you via this blog. One of my favourite ways to do that is to use this outlet to showcase our dedicated staff, who are all working toward the best possible outcome for each of our clients. With that in mind, I’d like to share a story about how a shy,…

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Basketball program a slam dunk

Basketball program a slam dunk

Two years ago, Buckland area multiple program worker Victor Wojcichowsky had an idea. He wanted to create a free basketball program for youth in the community of Prince Albert. “I brought it up with Kevin (Mugford, director of residential treatment) when I first started here. I realized there wasn’t really a basketball program for the youth, and it’s something I always wanted growing…

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Art and outreach

Art and outreach

Guest blog submitted by Julie Francella As a caseworker and clinical intake coordinator at Ranch Ehrlo, helping people is important to me. What you may not be aware of is the ways I do that both inside and outside of my job at the agency. Outreach poster When I’m not working at the agency or as an artist, I also run Marie’s Wings of Hope, an outreach program in the Regina area. I…

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