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Sir-Dance-A-Lot builds community 

Sir-Dance-A-Lot builds community 

Sometimes there’s nothing better than getting jiggy with it.    At the Sir Dance-A-Lot event, Lammer House Supported Living Program (SLP) participants did exactly that!     “Each time we have participated in Sir Dance-A-Lot, they have been able to engage in and have had the opportunities to create many positive…

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Beading helps keep culture alive

Beading helps keep culture alive

The youth at Welke House are a creative bunch.   Inspired by their skills, youth care worker Jill Harnett brought in a friend to show them traditional Indigenous beading.  “I feel it's my responsibility to keep their culture and traditions alive while in care,” Jill said. “I got inspired by just the group we have right now. We have a lot…

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Helping siblings come together

Helping siblings come together

It was the words “I love you, sister” that hit a chord for Ranch teacher Nolan Malbeuf.   Over the past year, Nolan and Schaller Education Centre staff have been working to build a positive relationship between two sisters at Ranch Ehrlo.   Recently, Nolan discovered an opportunity to connect the two. He invited Emily* to do some painting in his class…

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A helping hand for those in need

A helping hand for those in need

Helping others is one of the greatest strengths of Ranch participants, and when people are in need, they don’t hesitate to lend a hand. Over the past month, participants at Black Bear House in Regina and Alex Guy House at Buckland made donation packages for people experiencing homelessness. “At the Ranch, we always have full bellies, really good food and a nice home, but not…

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Camping builds better bonds

Camping builds better bonds

Catching a fish, jumping off a pontoon boat, or seeing a deer – it’s these little things on camping trips that bring joy to Ranch participants and can have big impacts on their development.   This past summer, many of our programs went to various campsites across the province to make positive memories, get creative, and build relationships with one another and the staff. Like…

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Weightlifting for the body and mind

Weightlifting for the body and mind

Not only does pumping iron build physical strength, but it also helps participants at the Ranch feel good mentally. That’s why Ranch youth care leaders Nick Hadjistavropoulos and Tyler Harnett of Jewison House started the Battle at the Butte strongman/strongwoman competition. “When youth compete in the Battle at the Butte strongman/woman competition, they achieve a sense of pride,…

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New Orange Shirt Day design at the Ranch

New Orange Shirt Day design at the Ranch

We’re excited to share the new design for flags and t-shirts to honour Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30th. The image was designed by Ranch teacher Nolan Malbeuf in collaboration with his classroom students this past June. We’ll also be raising new flags with his design at all of our campuses. “When I drew this design, I started with the flower and let my hand lead me,”…

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Thank you for your leadership

Thank you for your leadership

Following Ranch Ehrlo’s AGM this week, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank our past chair Greg Fieger and past vice-chair Marlys Tafelmeyer for their hard work, dedication, and leadership. Both board members started in their executive role in 2019 but were on the Ranch board years before. Greg Fieger joined in September 2013 and Marlys, two years later. Greg at Monday Night…

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Congratulations on another successful AGM

Congratulations on another successful AGM

Over 175 people gathered virtually this year for Ranch Ehrlo’s annual general meeting (AGM). We gathered not only to meet, greet, and learn but also to celebrate all the hard work and dedication staff have shown to the agency and its participants during the pandemic. The 55th annual AGM was opened with greetings from our board chair Greg Fieger. This will be Greg’s last meeting as…

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New Outcomes and annual reports available

New Outcomes and annual reports available

At Ranch Ehrlo Society, we believe in transparency and accountability. We want to show our referring agencies, parents, and the communities we work with that we’re doing just what we set out to do - helping youth, families, and communities achieve their full potential. One way we do this is through our yearly outcome and annual reports. Our Outcomes Report is a summary of participant and…

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Positivity gardens add a pop of colour

Positivity gardens add a pop of colour

A little reminder and a pop of colour can go a long way in improving our well-being. So, what better way to do this than by creating a positivity garden for our participants. Led by Jennifer Aldom, a youth care leader at Lee House, the positivity garden helps set the tone in the program. It was created by Ranch youth who painted vinyl records with positive words. “It’s nice,…

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2021 AGM

2021 AGM

This year’s Ranch Ehrlo Society AGM will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 9 a.m. using Microsoft Teams software. All staff, board, and senate members are members of the society and invited to “attend” the event. The event is also open to the public. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to ranchehrlo.agm@ranchehrlo.ca so that we can track attendance and…

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CARE focused lunch

CARE focused lunch

Some of the key ingredients to life are good food and good company. Matt*, a youth at Ranch Ehrlo, made sure of this after creating a wonderful retirement luncheon for one of our staff, Stacey Powers, at Lee House in Regina. Stacey had worked with the Ranch for 24 years. “I was outside when Stacey dropped by the unit to say her goodbyes. I wasn’t able to say bye and I wanted to…

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Changing language to reflect spirit of truth and reconciliation

Changing language to reflect spirit of truth and reconciliation

As we continue to honour the spirit and intention of the treaties through truth and reconciliation, Ranch Ehrlo will be replacing the term “residential” with “group living” when referencing agency programs. The change reflects sensitivity in the spirit of reconciliation. “Given we are situated on Treaty 4 and 6 lands and many of our participants are Indigenous, we…

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10 years of donation for pro-bono counselling

10 years of donation for pro-bono counselling

We are pleased to announce that once again Ehrlo Counselling Services (ECS) has received $50,000 from the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation’s Anonymous Donor’s Fund. This is the 10th year the fund has supported pro-bono counselling. “We are so appreciative of this wonderful donation for Ehrlo Counselling services,” Natashia Schoenroth, director of Ehrlo Counselling…

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