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Art and outreach

Art and outreach

Guest blog submitted by Julie Francella As a caseworker and clinical intake coordinator at Ranch Ehrlo, helping people is important to me. What you may not be aware of is the ways I do that both inside and outside of my job at the agency. Outreach poster When I’m not working at the agency or as an artist, I also run Marie’s Wings of Hope, an outreach program in the Regina area. I…

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Playground donation

Playground donation

Thanks to a generous donation by The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN), youth at our Corman Park campus have a playground. The multi-use playground designed for different types of exercises has been installed on the campus north of Saskatoon this fall. Having a play structure is extremely beneficial to the youth on campus who range in age from nine to 16 explained Dionne Baergen, director…

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10 years of competition

10 years of competition

If you can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen. Or get back in the kitchen and keep trying. Each year, the rivalry to see who can create the best lunch savory snack is intense, with staff and students dividing up into teams to put their unique spins on what becomes far more than a basic pot of chilli. Winners take on the prestigious title of “Chili Champion”.  This year, the 10th…

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Sticks for Kids continues

Sticks for Kids continues

It’s pretty hard to play hockey without a stick, but thanks to the Optimist Clubs of Regina, our Ehrlo Sport Venture Outdoor Hockey League (OHL) players never have to worry about that! Regina’s four Optimists’ Clubs (Optimist Club of Regina, High Noon Optimist Club of Regina, Downtown Optimist Club of Regina, and Sundown Optimist Club of Regina) have been providing sticks for all the…

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Learning to swim

Learning to swim

When MacKay House Youth Care Leader (YCL) Anna Hancherow started at Ranch Ehrlo, she couldn’t swim. Now, Anna is one of MacKay’s only bronze-medallion certified staff. Her desire to learn to swim came after having her daughter. “I moved around a lot as a kid and was never in one place long enough to take swimming lessons. I never wanted to go to the beach or the lake because I…

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Recycle the game

Recycle the game

When is the last time you looked in your garage or the corner of your basement? Maybe you have an attic full of baseball bats, hockey helmets, or other random sports gear. Maybe you feel like some day you might take up skiing after a six-year hiatus or fit back into your old hockey shoulder pads so you keep hanging on to your old equipment. What if, instead of just collecting dust, you could…

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Destination...COA accreditation

Destination...COA accreditation

Guest blog by Quality Improvement consultant Jennifer Murray We strongly believe that adhering to best practices, as well as continual evaluation, helps us strengthen our services for the young people and families we serve. For that reason (and many more) we are accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). If you’ve been following this page for long, you’ve likely heard of COA.…

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Family program has a rich history

Family program has a rich history

Ranch Ehrlo’s Family Treatment Program (FTP) is one of the most unique programs we offer. Serving 24 families, with a staffing contingent of 40, it’s one of our largest, as well. But it wasn’t always this way. David Rivers David’s research brought him to Regina, where he asked to meet with Ranch Ehrlo founder, the late Geoff Pawson, to discuss the idea of Ranch Ehrlo developing a…

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Deloitte and Sport Venture team up

Deloitte and Sport Venture team up

On October 12th, representatives from Deloitte will be coming to Ehrlo Sport Venture for their 12th annual Day of Impact. “We are so excited and grateful to be working with Deloitte for their Day of Impact. Sport Venture is powered by volunteers and working with Deloitte will give us an opportunity to tackle a few bigger projects that will have a great impact on Sport Venture and the…

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Ranch Ehrlo at night

Ranch Ehrlo at night

Guest blog by Patrick Parker, night float manager I am night float manager at Ranch Ehrlo. Our team is eight employees who work from 11:30 pm. to 9 a.m. on school days, 10 a.m. on non-school days. Working at night has its own challenges and rewards. We backup direct care workers. Each evening there are two night float workers on the Pilot Butte campus, and two providing support in the city.…

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Yarn, thread, and a big heart

Yarn, thread, and a big heart

Sometimes, the ties that bind are made of thread. A relationship that began years ago in Ranch Ehrlo’s emergency receiving program has continued on in the Family Programs. Margaret Smith, of St. Francois Xavier, Manitoba, began sewing clothing for the youth of Rorison House in 2014. Margaret recently expanded her efforts and started creating items for the mothers in our Family Treatment…

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CARE in action: back to school

CARE in action: back to school

Every staff member at Ranch Ehrlo strives to connect and build relationships with our youth, but no relationship is quite as unique as that with the house parent. Our house parents are often the first adult that youth see upon waking up in the morning, greeted with a smile and breakfast to start their day off right. In the afternoon, returning from school, the house parent is there to inquire…

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New Outcomes Report

New Outcomes Report

At Ranch Ehrlo Society, we believe in transparency and accountability. It is important to us that we are able to demonstrate to you  - our referring agencies, parents, and the communities we work with that we are helping children, youth, families, and communities achieve their full potential. One way we do this is through our yearly Outcomes Report, which is a summary of resident and client…

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CARE in action: Helping Hilsden youth transition

CARE in action: Helping Hilsden youth transition

Guest blogger Hilsden House caseworker Josee Westerman Hilsden House is the home of the agency’s youngest clients, boys aged eight to 12. With that age group comes some unique requirements. For younger children, moves can be especially difficult and anxiety provoking. Knowing that, Hilsden has always done a great job of celebrating when our clients transition – whether it be going home…

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2018 AGM highlights

2018 AGM highlights

Staff, stakeholders, and special guests, including Regina Mayor Michael Fougere, gathered together on Sept. 18th, to review and celebrate a year of excellence at Ranch Ehrlo Society. Andrea Brittin Highlights of her message included the operational review of the community vocational program to better suit the needs of the clients and the continued CARE (Children And Residential Experiences:…

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