Ranch Ehrlo Society

About Ranch Ehrlo

Ranch Ehrlo, a non-profit organization, was founded by the late Dr. Geoff Pawson in 1966. It started as a single home for six boys with significant complex needs and grew to a multi-service agency delivering a wide range of accredited mental health and developmental services delivered in southern Saskatchewan and in and around Saskatoon and Prince Albert.

Our services include assessment and psychotherapy for members of the broader community, family treatment and reunification, early learning, vocational training, emergency receiving services, treatment foster care, affordable housing, group living treatment and education for children and youth with mental health, behavioural, and addictions needs,  group living care for older adolescents and adults with pervasive and complex developmental disorders, and community recreation and sports programs for at-risk youth. Our participants are referred from across the country.

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Community programs

Ehrlo Housing

Ehrlo Housing

Provides affordable housing to low-income families, individuals with chronic mental health conditions, and young people transitioning from care.

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Ehrlo Sport Venture

Ehrlo Sport Venture

Provides youth and families with control of, and access to, a variety of recreational programs and removes barriers to allow everyone to participate in sport.

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Ehrlo Early Learning Centre

Ehrlo Early Learning Centre

Offers high quality childcare to families in the city of Regina through the cooperation and involvement of parents, children, and caregivers.

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Ehrlo Counselling

Ehrlo Counselling Services

Provides a range of quality assessment, treatment, education, support, and community services that improve the lives of children, youth, and their families.

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Refer for treatment

We offer a variety of treatment services. Our group living programs serve youth and adults with complex needs on an individual, person-centered basis. Our family programs are in place to help families heal and learn to function together. Refer now.

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Group Living Services

All Group Living Services serve a specific purpose designed to accommodate the needs of our participants. The Ranch is responsive to issues of cultural diversity and makes every effort to design programs and services that reflect the population it serves.

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Family programs

We believe families function better when they’re together.
That’s where our family programs come in: we offer three unique community services with the common goal of helping families reach their full potential.

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Program manager life

Program manager life

This is the third in a series of stories about a day in the life of staff at Ranch Ehrlo. Life is very busy but rewarding for Sarah Ovens, program manager at Frank May House at the Corman Park…

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CARE and COA

CARE and COA

Ranch Ehlo Society is seeking to obtain two important milestones this year. The CARE certification is scheduled for June, and the Council on Accreditation (COA) accreditation for the end of…

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Expressive and functional art

Expressive and functional art

Participants at Paper Crane have been hard at work using a new medium that is both artistic and functional. Paper Crane is an expressive arts service at Ranch Ehrlo that helps participants to…

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It's all about the people

It's all about the people

This is the second in a series of stories about a day in the life of a staff member at Ranch Ehrlo Society. Kevin Mugford, former group living director, was responsible for the Buckland campus…

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Prep for success

Prep for success

This is a story about a day in the life of a Buckland house parent. It is also the first in a series of stories about the day in the life of staff in various positions and locations at Ranch Ehrlo…

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2022 in review

2022 in review

Happy New Year! It’s been a busy year at the Ranch. We have continued to implement CARE across the agency in preparation for certification in 2023. We have also started the Council on…

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Holiday donations for families

Holiday donations for families

The holidays can be a difficult time for some families. Many of the families in Ranch Ehrlo’s family programs struggle with poverty, which can lead to disappointment and unmet hopes for…

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Art from the Heart 2023

Art from the Heart 2023

There were plenty of smiles in the Liske gymnasium at the Schaller Education Centre in Pilot Butte as everyone gathered for the Art from the Heart exhibition. It was a formal reception that was…

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Pawson Place grand opening

Pawson Place grand opening

On Thursday youth and staff at Buckland campus, outside of Prince Albert, gathered to officially open Pawson Place. Clinical, group living, and education staff joined youth to cut the ribbon. …

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Get involved

As a non-profit organization, many of our programs rely on donations to continue to improve the services we offer our communities.

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