The importance of confidentiality

The importance of confidentiality

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Our blog |

andreaTrust takes time to earn and isn’t easily given. We understand and recognize that sharing your secrets, your deepest thoughts, and confronting hurtful emotions or fearful situations is difficult.

But at Ranch Ehrlo, you’re secrets are safe with us. We have a confidentiality policy that we take very seriously; it’s the only print document that each and every staff is required to sign. Of course we have hundreds of other policies but the Confidentiality Policy is one that is held higher than the rest.

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New team member

New team member

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Whats-new |

Ranch Ehrlo Society is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective July 13, 2015.

Lori Mann will join Ranch Ehrlo Society as the new CFO, bringing her focus on continual improvement as well as strong analytical and negotiation skills.

She comes to the agency from the Saskatchewan School Board Association with leadership and management experience from the Government of Saskatchewan and SaskTel.

Lori’s areas of strength include leading, implementing and overseeing financial management processes; strategic planning; economic and financial analysis; and enterprise risk management.

As the agency welcomes Lori to the senior leadership team, we thank former and currently interim CFO Ian Rea for his leadership and commitment

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Thrive in the wild

Thrive in the wild

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Whats-new |

More than a dozen Ranch staff took the opportunity earlier this month to learn how to better survive and thrive in Saskatchewan’s north.

The multi-day training exercise took staff to Ranch Ehrlo’s Chitek Lake campground to gain further education and experience in the remote wilderness.

Between June 15th and 17th a group of staff representing all the programs scheduled to camp at Chitek Lake this summer participated in an onsite camp training experience. During the three-day period, staff were divided into groups and rotated through a series of training sessions including safety, supervision, participation, canoeing, orienteering, health and hygiene, fire building, boating and UTVing, and toilet cleaning.

“A total of 19 staff enjoyed the training and everyone had an opportunity to develop some new skills, learn from each other, develop new relationships, exchange some great ideas and resources, and have some great fun during the process,” said Karl Mack, senior director of residential treatment.

Fly-in camps such as Norbert and Dryer, and even the land-accessible Chitek Lake, are remote camping destinations for many Ranch youth and staff during the summer months. The beautiful, yet isolated locations offer campers the opportunity to challenge the conveniences of modern day technologies.

Help isn’t always a phone call away and the nearest aid isn’t around the corner. Up in the north, staff and youth are very much self-reliant and require special skills to successfully “live off the land” and meet daily challenges.

The northern destinations demand a great amount of competence and confidence from the staff who are responsible for keeping the youth safe and secure, explained participant and unit manager Ron Schlamp.

In these remote locations, knowledge is power.

“All these efforts are aimed at ensuring the young people at Ranch Ehrlo and our staff have a safe and meaningful summer camp experience,” said Karl.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Our blog |

andreaThe holiday season is a time to gather with friends, family, and loved ones to celebrate the festive season with eggnog, carols, and Christmas movies. But as our world becomes more connected we’ve begun to pick up different traditions – learning about them on social media, adopting them from other cultures, and keeping them alive within our own families.

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Cooking for the holidays

Cooking for the holidays

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Our blog |

Trudy Bosch

Trudy Bosch

The holidays are coming. While they bring with them lots of joy and excitement, for people like me who are kitchen challenged, they also bring in a lot of fear; fear of cooking for company.

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