About Dr. Geoffrey Pawson
Dr. Geoff Pawson is the founder of the Ranch Ehrlo Society and former Ehrlo Community Services. Under Geoff’s guidance, the agency has grown to serve more than 250 youth and families across Saskatchewan and Canada each year. There have been thousands of graduates of the program, many of whom continued to maintain contact.
Dr. Pawson received many honours throughout his career such as the Order of Canada in 2000, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2001, the Family Service Canada Award in 2003, and an Honourary Doctorate of Law from the University of Regina in 2005. Geoff was an inspirational leader who had a tremendous impact at the local, provincial, national and international level for his unwavering commitment to youth.
Although Geoff will be profoundly missed, he has left a remarkable legacy. His mission and vision will live on at Ranch Ehrlo, as he laid a solid foundation to continue to improve upon meeting the needs and filling gaps for the most vulnerable members of our society. He truly left the world a better place.
Part of Geoff’s legacy is education and continuous learning; both are foundations of Ranch Ehrlo’s treatment philosophy. Geoff instilled a culture of learning at Ranch Ehrlo and he believed education took on many forms. Geoff saw education as a tool to help heal and advance individuals, families, communities, and society.
Donations can be made in Geoff’s honour to the Dr. Geoffrey Pawson Education Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to enable present and/or former residents of Ranch Ehrlo Society and other deserving individuals to continue with post-secondary education and apprenticeship training. The focus is to improve the likelihood of long-term and continuous employment in the future of the recipients.
If you would like to donate, there are two ways to do so:
Send a cheque payable to:
The Ranch Ehrlo Society
P.O. Box 570
Pilot Butte, SK
Contact Janet Lacell at 306-781-1861 and indicate that you would like to make a donation by credit card to the Dr. Geoffrey Pawson Education Scholarship.
Income tax receipts
As soon as we have receieved your donation, a tax receipt will be mailed to you.