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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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Treatment Foster Care Program

Treatment Foster Care Program

We are excited to launch a new program called Treatment Foster Care Program that aims to provide a supportive and loving environment for children in family surroundings. Learn more>>

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Training

I recently was invited to a pilot training session for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention or TCI – our crisis management system for our residential units. All Ranch employees who work with our clients are required to take the training. Recently a smaller version of the course was offered to us office staff to get an idea of what our front line workers go through and learn all about TCI. Our…

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Please meet Catie Bear: animal therapist extraordinaire!

Please meet Catie Bear: animal therapist extraordinaire!

                   

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Problem, problem, problems

Do you think we have gotten to use to comfort? Do we have it too easy? I complain when the toilet paper at work is single ply, when Regina rush hour takes me an extra 5 minutes to get from my downtown office to the Ranch at Pilot Butte, or if I have to walk across the hall because I have run out of Ranch Ehrlo envelopes. Here is a video that kind of puts all our ‘problems’ in…

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Ehrlo Early Learning Centres celebrate Christmas

Ehrlo Early Learning Centres celebrate Christmas

Ehrlo Early Learning Centre is subsidized and licensed childcare centres for children age 18 months to kindergarten. We have five centres in Regina. In December they held Christmas parties for the children and their families. Imperial Community School held their 2nd annual Family Christmas on December 9th.  The staff had a turnout of approximately 80-85 people.  With family interest…

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Naming ceremony for Buckland riding arena

Naming ceremony for Buckland riding arena

 The Buckland Centre Riding Arena has a new name; the Donalda Hansen Centre for Equine Therapy. The official naming ceremony took place on Tuesday, September 20 in front of Ranch youth, staff, board members, family, and friends in the arena north of Prince Albert on the Ranch Ehrlo Buckland Campus. “This classy building is adding just another layer of class when they but Donalda’s name on…

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Kruzeniski House adopts 16 youth for their “Back to school adoption program”

Kruzeniski House adopts 16 youth for their “Back to school adoption program”

  A back to school adoption program was Kruzeniski House’s fall "Community Helping Hands" project. The youth and staff of Kruzeniski House along with the help of the Regina District Area Council, the Human Rights Committee, and the Women’s Committee of Regina adopted 16 community youth for their back to school adoption program. The three committees each donated $500 for a total of $1500,…

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What would you do?

  Recent events in Regina’s Wascana Park get one thinking The recent drowning of an apparently homeless man in Regina’s Wascana Lake really got me thinking. The still unconfirmed story (aka rumour) goes like this: 2 friends (both middle-aged, aboriginal, and homeless) are in Wascana Park on a brutally hot day. At least one of the men decides to swim across the lake, but he…

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Back to school

I miss a lot about being a kid. Waking up early for Saturday morning cartoons, having the energy to be able to play all day long and having all my meals and snacks prepared for me. But this time of year the thing I miss the most is going back to school. I haven’t been in a classroom in over 10 years but the call of back-to-school shopping still gets to me. I have the instinct to buy new…

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Ranch shines in COA site visit

Ranch shines in COA site visit

The Council on Accreditation (COA) peer review team had a whirl-wind visit to the Ranch Ehrlo Society from September 11th to September 15th.The four-member team conducted on-site file reviews at the agency’s three campuses, toured various facilities and conducted meetings and one-to-one interviews with staff, youth, and board members. COA accreditation demonstrates that our organization meets…

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