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56th annual AGM

56th annual AGM

The 56th Ranch Ehrlo Society Annual General Meeting took place virtually on September 21st. Dr. Louise Greenberg, board chair, started the meeting with the land acknowledgement of Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the original lands of the Cree, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, Dene, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Louise, along with Ranch Ehrlo CEO Natalie Huber then…

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Seeing service outcomes

Seeing service outcomes

At Ranch Ehrlo, we strive to help our youth, adults, and families live their best possible lives by reaching their full potential – but how do we know if we’re succeeding? One way we do this is through our yearly Outcomes Report. The report is a summary of participant and client experiences and accomplishments at Ranch Ehrlo Society. We use the information gathered to determine the…

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Succeeding despite adversity

Succeeding despite adversity

Gabriel Rasmussen has not had an easy life. He became an orphan at two and a half years old through tragic circumstances. He bounced around from foster home to foster home after that tragic incident. “I’ve lived in 21 cities, towns, and villages,” he said. “It was so hard as a kid without a sense of belonging.” Gabriel ran away from every placement he had. He…

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Virtual 2022 AGM

Virtual 2022 AGM

This year’s Ranch Ehrlo Society AGM will once again be held virtually on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 9 a.m. using Microsoft Teams software. All staff, board, senate and members of the agency are invited to “attend” the event. This event is also open to the public, so please join us for this year’s AGM! If you plan to attend, please RSVP to…

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Turning 30

Turning 30

Many of us dread turning 30 but for Ehrlo Sport Venture, the upcoming anniversary is something to be celebrated. Ehrlo Sport Venture’s Outdoor Hockey League (OHL) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. It is a time for us to reflect on the past and plan for the future. From its humble beginnings in a Regina classroom to a league that now welcomes over 300 youth a year, the OHL…

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Beautiful campuses

Beautiful campuses

Artistic talent is on full display on our campuses this summer! Ranch Ehrlo's Paper Crane artist Dustin Ritter has been incredibly busy all summer instructing mural painting at the Pilot Butte campus, Corman Park campus, and at several Ranch Ehrlo group homes. Participants from Ranch Ehrlo houses, vocational programs, and education programs have been hard at work creating beautiful…

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Former youth does well

Former youth does well

Mark Desy came to Ranch Ehrlo’s Pilot Butte campus in the spring of 1972. After six weeks he moved to Alice Minto’s Ranch Ehrlo group home. Alice told everyone who came to live with her that they wouldn’t be sent to any other homes; hers was the last one. She also promised two things: they would all graduate from high school, and they wouldn’t have a criminal record.…

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Globetrotting former youth

Globetrotting former youth

Jim Cumisky will tell you he wasn’t an angel as a youth. “I got into trouble, but nothing that would land me in detention. Mostly petty stuff,” he said. Jim was at Ranch Ehrlo from 1983 to ’86. He learned many things from the time he was at the agency including an interest in history from one of his youth care workers named Richard. He said, “He was an…

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Fun for all

Fun for all

Parents and kids had the opportunity to learn meaningful skills last week while having fun with their families. Recently, some of the participating families in the Family Treatment Program (FTP) took part in the summer sports camps run by Ehrlo Sport Venture (ESV). The sports camps are weeklong afternoon camps held at different locations where family members can play, learn, and bond. Brett…

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5th annual powwow

5th annual powwow

View the full version of our 2022 poster now Our 5th annual powwow will take place on August 25th on the Pilot Butte campus, with a pipe ceremony, followed by a feast starting at 9 a.m. The grand entry begins at 1 p.m. and our family-style carnival will run from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. with lots of games and prizes to be won.  Our canteen will have a variety of free delicious…

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I CARE

I CARE

CARE is for everyone. I started at the Ranch on February 7th, so just like all of Ranch Ehrlo Society staff, I attended CARE training. Each Ranch Ehrlo employee is required to complete 40 hours of CARE training, regardless of their role within the agency. I was looking forward to it, as I thought it would give me an insight into the agency so I can write better stories for you. I was not…

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Ranch helped former youth

Ranch helped former youth

 “The Ranch saved me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without it.” Alyssa Jobb has not had an easy life. Her family members are residential school survivors. She had to deal with addiction as well as abuse and neglect. Born in Lac La Ronge in 1998, Alyssa grew up in a family with seven siblings – one sister and six brothers. Alyssa was first referred to the Ranch…

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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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