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Dr. Geoffrey Pawson Education Scholarship

Dr. Geoffrey Pawson Education Scholarship

  Dr. Geoffrey Pawson Education Scholarship fund In memory of Dr. Geoff Pawson, founder and former president/CEO of the Ranch Ehrlo Society, and in lieu of gifts and flowers, people can donate to the Dr. Geoffrey Pawson Education Scholarship fund. The purpose of Geoff's scholarship is to enable present and/or former residents of the Ranch Ehrlo Society and other deserving individuals to…

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Dr. Geoff Pawson shares his philosophies that helped build the Ranch Ehrlo Society

Dr. Geoff Pawson shares his philosophies that helped build the Ranch Ehrlo Society

                            Key philosophies Geoff used to build Ranch Ehrlo Society In my last interaction with Dr. Geoff Pawson back in mid-December, I had interviewed him. The topic was key philosophies such as advocacy, families, and leadership. Geoff's interpretation of them, and how they have  helped him to build Ranch Ehrlo.…

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Dr. Marion MacIver officially appointed President/CEO

Dr. Marion MacIver officially appointed President/CEO

Dr. Marion MacIver officially appointed President/CEOThe board of directors of the Ranch Ehrlo Society met today and unanimously supported the appointment of Dr. Marion MacIver as president and CEO of the Ranch Ehrlo Society effective January 31, 2012. This decision was in accordance with Geoff’s wishes as he developed the succession plan that was approved by the board in 2010.  Geoff…

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10 life instructions

Do you ever wish that life came with an instruction manual? Maybe something from IKEA with a lot of easy to understand photos. Instead it seems we get the instructions as we go and the instructions seem to be in Chinese. I don’t claim to know the secret of life by any means but here are the 10 instructions I have learned picked up about life so far. Don’t worry they aren’t…

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Community Christmas for north central Regina youth

Community Christmas for north central Regina youth

On Sunday, December 18, 2011 Kruzeniski House youth and staff hosted their second annual Christmas “adopt-a-youth” campaign.  To raise funds for this event, youth and staff sold raffle tickets for prizes donated from various businesses around the city. This year they were able to raise over $1200. They also added another $300 that was raised from various other fundraisers over the…

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Dueling philosophies

Kids do well if they want to vs. kids do well if they can. This idea was first introduced to me during a training session by Ranch TCI instructor and Director of Clinical Services in the North, Vance Heaney. In the philosophy – kids do well if they want to – it’s the beliefs that kids know when they are doing something wrong so a reward/punishment system like groundings or taking…

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New year, new resolutions, new start.

New year, new resolutions, new start.

I’m celebrating my one year anniversary at the Ranch this month and it corresponds with the start of the New Year. I’ve learned a lot in my first year at the Ranch like: a lot of employees have the same first name so I better double check when I send an email, don’t tempt the parking meter guy by not moving your car all day because he likes to ticket, blog topics are tricky to find, and…

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Small beginnings

Small beginnings

Today our Sport Venture  program in Regina offers four free drop-in sports leagues: hockey, basketball, soccer and football. The Outdoor Hockey League (OHL) has spread to other locations in the province and Sport Venture has grown to include a lending library where sport equipment is lent to more than 100 organizations and individuals. The program also offers specialized after school…

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Tis' the season to play futebol!

Tis' the season to play futebol!

Tis’ the season to play futebol! Ginga Futebol Academy invites you to check out its upcoming Holiday Soccer Camp and spread the good word about this exciting event! WHAT:  Ginga Futebol Holiday Camp, sponsored by the Children’s Aid Foundation in partnership with Johnny Reid and the Ehrlo Sport Venture programs. There are 40 youth registered from Regina and area, aged 7-18. Coaches of…

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The Breakfast Club

On my last day of work before a very much anticipated winter vacation to warmer climes, I woke up very early on a cold dark morning to help Rick Norick, program director, provide breakfast to those in need in our community.  During this season of merriment and mirth it is easy to forget that not everyone attended five Christmas receptions, two Christmas parties, and three turkey dinners in…

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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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