Terra Centre

Terra Centre is a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton since 1971.

Recent Blog Posts

Helping participants succeed in post-secondary
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Helping participants succeed in post-secondary
It’s unusual to see a child on a post-secondary campus, but Katherine Belcourt’s eight-year-old daughter Emalee often accompanies her at the University of Alberta, where Katherine is completing a Bachelor of Science. Katherine, who is president of the Aboriginal Student Council and is very active...
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Family Literacy for Young Parents
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Family Literacy for Young Parents (formerly Books, Babies and More) brings parents and children together to read, rhyme, make crafts and have dinner. You will also: Share ideas to encourage your child’s literacy learning Share parenting strategies Have dinner and conversation Get transportation h...
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Christmas Bureau of Edmonton Referrals
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Do you need help this Christmas with a festive meal, toys for children or gift cards for teens? Terra is supporting families with Christmas Bureau of Edmonton applications and referrals this year! When and Where Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Terra downtown (9930 106 Street, Edmonton, ...
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Designing on a Budget Challenge
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Designing on a Budget Challenge
Submitted by Craig Boyle, Housing Support Worker On the afternoon of July 5, a bus arrived at our Brentwood location to take four families in our Housing Support Services program to IKEA in South Edmonton Common. The store was hosting our second annual household management and budgeting skill-bui...
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C5 encouraged by recommendations to strengthen child welfare system
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C5 is a collaborative partnership of five leading Edmonton agencies including Terra, Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, Boyle Street Community Services, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers and Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre. We give a voice to the 30,000 people we collectivel...
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2018 Post Secondary Scholarships
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Terra is pleased to offer post-secondary scholarships this year, as a result of generous donor support. We anticipate that we will distribute 5-7 scholarships at $1,000 each. Participants and alumni age 25 and under who are pursuing full-time or part-time post-secondary education as of fall 2018 ...
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A Father’s Love
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This Father’s Day, we want to introduce you to a very special dad. Meet Preston, whose two-year-old son Tazym attends Terra’s Child and Family Support Centre, while he apprentices as a welder and his partner Emma completes her high school education at Braemar School. Preston describes his son as ...
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2018 Women’s Symposium
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Pictured, from left to right: a Terra participant and University of Alberta student; Terra staff member Gracia Hepburn; Terra staff member Holly Strang; a Braemar School student.  The 2018 Women’s Symposium: Finding your Impact, Influence and Inspiration was a one day conference featuring a...
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In-kind corner
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We want to thank all the new and recurring donors that helped replenish our downtown, Brentwood House and Braemar Clothes Closets with in-kind donations. Thank you especially for helping to provide our families with special toys and gifts this past holiday season, as well as basic supplies, toile...
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A heart of gold
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Marion Barry is a long-time Terra volunteer. She sorts and organizes in-kind donations, such as children’s clothing, toys, toiletries and other essentials in the downtown Clothes Closet, one of three free donation centers for our teen parent families. Marion’s involvement began in 2010, when her ...
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