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McEwen Manor opens its doors

McEwen Manor opens its doors

“What started as a dream among so few is now a reality for many,” Saskatchewan Minister of Social Services, June Draude told a crowd of people gathered at the naming ceremony for McEwen Manor on December 13, 2011. McEwen Manor is a $6 million, a three-storey, mixed-use building, which includes 40 housing units for people with serious mental health conditions and cognitive disabilities who…

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2011 WorldForum: Education and Children’s Well-being

2011 WorldForum: Education and Children’s Well-being

Part 1: An interview with Marion MacIver, executive vice-president and director of education Marion recently attended the 2011 WorldForum, which was held October 18 - 21, in Melbourne, Australia. The theme was Education and Children's Well-being - Philosophy, Policy and Practice. Ranch Ehrlo employees from a variety of programs attend the Forum each year, which is hosted in a new country…

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The movember man... Well, almost!

  Movember has once again come and gone.  The bro-staches are (thankfully) starting to disappear.  With 447,808 worldwide participants and $76.8 million dollars raised in 2010, odds are you know someone who’s been involved in this marathon ‘stache- grow.     How Movember works     If you’ve never heard of Movember, here’s how it works.  November 1st clean-shaven guys register…

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History

History

I have been fascinated with history my whole life. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the history of the Ranch but in a training session the other day my eyes were opened to even more. You don’t hurt kids that are hurting In 1966, Geoff Pawson the founder and current CEO and of the Ranch was an employee at the Saskatchewan Boys’ School, now the Paul Dojack Youth…

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Across the hall

Across the hall

You might image from the name ‘Ranch Ehrlo Society’ that we are located out in a nice quiet, sedate country environment. That is true and it isn’t. Some of the Ranch facilities are located in a rural setting but my office is located right smack in the middle of downtown Regina. There are actually two Ranch offices downtown; mine - which is a hodgepodge of employees who don’t really…

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You need more experience for the job…you need the job for more experience…

You need more experience for the job…you need the job for more experience…

How many times does the average young person hear this phrase before landing their first steady gig?  Well, if you’re anything like me then you heard it A LOT!  And it’s frustrating…with a capital EFF!   Thus, the chicken and egg predicament: I needed work experience to get a job, but how was I supposed to get work experience without a job?  Enter volunteerism…  After a few…

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Welcome to the 4th annual Corman Park chili cookoff

Welcome to the 4th annual Corman Park chili cookoff

This event consists of a few things: Contestants who need to cook their best chili Guests/youth/staff who test small portions of each chili, and then vote on their favorite recipe A school amazingly decorated for Halloween Everybody dressed up in Halloween costumes A winner crowned the” Chili Champion”…. their name on the plaque that hangs on the admin wall for bragging…

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What it is like to work with Catie Bear - a youth's story

What it is like to work with Catie Bear - a youth's story

 Experiencing working with Catie Bear – Animal Therapist Extraordinaire Recently, a Ranch Ehrlo Society youth and I were talking about alternative therapy services. We discussed my blog and came up with a grand idea! The youth decided to share their experiences in working with Animal Assisted Therapist, Catie Bear. The following letter was prepared, with my assistance by a Ranch Ehrlo…

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The girl who silenced the world for five minutes

In 1992, a 12 year old Canadian girl attended the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro to address United Nations. She spoke of environmental issues from a youth’s perspective and her speech was followed by a round of applause from the delegates. Her name is Severn Cullis-Suzuki and she is from Vancouver, and you guessed it…her Dad is David Suzuki. At the age of 9 she founded the Environmental…

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Your story matters

Your story matters

Ranch Ehrlo Society invites you to tell your story or make a statement about your time at the Ranch. It is important for the society to record our history to ensure that the heritage of Ranch Ehrlo is preserved. The stories will be compiled into a history book written by Ranch CEO and President Geoff Pawson. If you, or anyone else you know, would be willing to be interviewed for this project…

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Teddy bear sales help at-risk youth

Teddy bear sales help at-risk youth

On October 27, 2011 a cheque was presented to Laura Logan, the manager of Ehrlo Sport Venture from Len Gamache, president of the Children’s Aid Foundation for $16,318.  The cheque was proceeds from last year’s teddy bear sales held at Johnny Reid concerts in  Saskatchewan.  Reid teamed up with the Children’s Aid Foundation to sell a custom teddy bear at all his concerts with 100% of…

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Road trip

Road trip

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Ranch Ehrlo sends five employees to Nunavut

Ranch Ehrlo sends five employees to Nunavut

Ranch Ehrlo is sending five employees to Iqaluit, Nunavut to host a Volleyball Canada camp and learn about the Inuit culture. They will be leaving Monday, October 24, 2011 and returning on Monday, October 31, 2011. The group of employees travelling to Nunavut is:   1. Scott Schutz, Head coach for Volleyball Canada and Ranch Ehrlo teacher - Johnson High School   2. Brian Bernauer…

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Education can heal and empower

 Education is my new hobby Friends and coworkers often bug me because of my newfound hobby: education. That’s right folks, I have taken up education part time, as my new passion and hobby. My education has come through counselling, support groups, relationships, friendships, family, work experience, reading, research, spirituality, and formal university education. Education has helped to…

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RBC donates $30,000 to OHL

RBC donates $30,000 to OHL

To commemorate the opening of its new Cornerstone branch in Prince Albert, RBC Foundation has donated $30,000 from RBC to Ranch Ehrlo Society’s Outdoor Hockey League.  Ehrlo Sport Venture is a community outreach program run by the Ranch Ehrlo Society. The Ehrlo Outdoor Hockey League, founded in Regina in 1992, is Sport Venture’s flagship, having inspired the creation of subsequent leagues…

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