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2019 in review

2019 in review

Happy New Year! As is tradition, we’re looked back over the past 12 months at our agency. We continued with our implementation of 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. Over the course of the year, we…

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Reduce and reuse at Sport Venture

Reduce and reuse at Sport Venture

There are many ways we can tell you about the impacts our programs make – for example: narrative stories of program participants, photos of smiling staff and clients, or sharing comments made by those who have experienced what we do firsthand. Another method that is perhaps less conventional in a blog – but no less effective - is by sharing numbers. Here are some numbers that tell a…

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Art from the Heart 2019

Art from the Heart 2019

Ranch Ehrlo’s artists showed off their artistic achievements at the 15th annual Art from the Heart calendar reception to a full house. Staff and families had the opportunity to get the first glimpse of the calendars at the reception held on Dec. 18th at Schaller Education Centre on the Pilot Butte campus. Youth signing his work The calendar was unveiled, and the artists had the…

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We are COA reaccredited!

We are COA reaccredited!

Ranch Ehrlo Society continues to maintain the highest level of standards and continues to provide quality programs and services to the children, youth and families that we serve. Ranch Ehrlo has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) following a year review of the agency which culminated with a site visit in Sept. 2019.   COA accreditation demonstrates that our…

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Christmas carols

Christmas carols

It used to be a few weeks before Dec. 25th you could hear Christmas music being played everywhere you went. In the stores, on all the radio stations, in the hallways at work. Even without meaning to you might find yourself tapping your toes or singing along. Subconsciously feeling the Christmas spirit. Nowadays the music starts much, much earlier but the feelings it induces remain the same…

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A look back: the interview

A look back: the interview

Our archives are full of content created by former staff – pictures snapped, interviews done, notes taken. It’s a great way to look back at the past. But sometimes we get a special treat and come across things created by our former clients. Recently former staff member Helen Finucane gifted us with the Ehrlo Express, a 59-page booklet filled with everything from original drawings, to…

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A look back: Ehrlo Express

A look back: Ehrlo Express

Our archives are full of content created by former staff – pictures snapped, interviews done, notes taken. It’s a great way to look back at the past. But sometimes we get a special treat and come across things created by our former clients. Recently former staff member Helen Finucane gifted us with the Ehrlo Express, a 59-page booklet filled with everything from original drawings,…

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New vice-president

New vice-president

We are very pleased to announce that Pam Dmytriw will be filling the role of Vice President of Residential Services at Ranch Ehrlo Society. Pam Dmytriw Pam has been a director at Ranch Ehrlo for three years. Prior to coming to our agency, she worked in both direct care and management roles at the Ministry of Social Services and the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. Her experience…

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2019 chilli cook-off

2019 chilli cook-off

It’s hard to believe it’s been happening for over a decade now, but Corman Park’s 11th annual chilli cook-off was held on October 31st. In the spirit of having so many cook-offs behind us, we talked to unit manager Josh Miller (formerly from Corman Park) about his time in the competition. Josh: Source MasterChef Canada/CTV “I absolutely miss the chilli cook-off. It…

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Hobby has roots in CARE

Hobby has roots in CARE

What does treasure hunting and CARE, Children And Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change, a multi-level program aimed at improving services, have in common? More than you may think. Job coach Wade Hebig has worked at Ranch Ehrlo for 19 years. For fifteen of those, he was on the residential side of the agency at MacKay House. Several years ago, Wade was on a camp trip with the…

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CARE makes hockey dream a reality

CARE makes hockey dream a reality

When Ranch Ehrlo youth Brock* approached unit manager Mike Deis and youth care worker Les Yufrym if it would be possible for him to travel to Winnipeg to watch his favourite team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, take on the Jets, it seemed like an unlikely dream. “We gave Brock the impression that we didn’t think this was possible.  As far as Brock knew, he was not going to be able to…

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Things I wished I’d known when I started blogging

Things I wished I’d known when I started blogging

A blog is defined as “a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.” It’s pretty simple - you just write as you talk. (Which is why I am a little long-winded sometimes.) There are two of us who are regular contributors to this blog. You may see the odd guest contributor. But…

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How we express our wants and needs

How we express our wants and needs

Communication. Being able to express our wants, our needs, and our opinions. Think for a moment how frustrating it is when we’re in an area where people speak a language that we don’t. Suddenly, we can’t tell others what we need. We lack the language to say something as simple as, “I’m hungry – where can I get food?” or “Where is the washroom?”…

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Leadership changes

Leadership changes

We are excited to announce an organizational change that is happening within the Executive team of Ranch Ehrlo Society.  A new division will be created under the leadership of a new vice-president role - the Vice-President of Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness.  Malcom Neill, currently the vice-president of residential treatment, will be taking on this new role that will be…

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 How are we helping?

How are we helping?

Continual improvement is a top priority for us. We want to ensure the effective delivery of high-quality programs to meet the divergent needs of people that use our services. Data-informed decision making involves analyzing performance indicators and outcomes. The feedback we receive is used to evaluate services and identify opportunities for improvement. Here is just a sampling of some of our…

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