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Information Sessions: Public Speaking Opportunities
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Information Sessions: Public Speaking Opportunities
Do you want public speaking experience? Do you want to build essential career and post-secondary skills? Do you want to become a better communicator and leader? Come out to one of our upcoming information sessions to learn about Terra’s 2019 public speaking opportunities. We have a variety ...
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The Family Table: Play, Eat & Grow Together
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Do you live in North East Edmonton? Does your family want to spend more time together and have fun? Join us for eight sessions of learning, resources, activities and fun for the whole family: Affordable and healthy eating Meal ideas and planning Winter activities Low-cost activities Family play a...
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Donor love
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Donor love
Terra participant Katt Donaldson recently interviewed Braede Harris, owner of the LOVEPIZZA restaurants in Edmonton and St. Albert with her husband Gavin Fedorak, to chat about their second annual diaper drive for Terra and their commitment to giving back to the community. Katt: Why did you and y...
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Coming full circle: alumna gives back to Terra
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What started as a donation of essential items this summer from the Old Navy South Edmonton Common store has blossomed into more. Five employees—Gillian F., Gillian L., Hannah, Susanne and Julia—wanted to do more for Terra and took an afternoon to volunteer in our Braemar Clothes Closet. We were t...
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The little chicken dancer
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The little chicken dancer
Two-year-old powwow dancer Albert Apsassin is taking the Internet by storm. The boy danced for the first time at a powwow in Camrose, Alberta at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus on National Aboriginal Day. Albert joined the intertribal chicken dance and surprised his mom, Martina Desjar...
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Letter from leadership
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Greetings, As we reflect on the past year, we appreciate the many gifts of time, talent and treasure that we received throughout 2018. We truly live in a community that is abundant with good will. Your generosity made a marked difference to over 1,000 moms, dads and children. Every day we were wi...
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Piloting a smoking cessation program for participants
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Piloting a smoking cessation program for participants
Last summer Terra partnered with tobacco educators from Central Point Pharmacy for the first time to pilot a six-week QuitCore program to help some of our participants quit smoking or reduce their tobacco use. Facilitators Raj Manhas and Azhare Kiwa joined us on Tuesday evenings to offer the grou...
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2019 Terra Tours
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Terra is offering eight Terra Tours at Braemar School in 2019. These free tours are a great way for the public to learn more about the programs and services we offer young parents. Highlights of our guided tours include meeting a young mom, hearing the difference Terra has made to her family and ...
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Team profile: Housing Support Services
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Meet Terra’s Housing Support Services team: Tamarya Blums, Craig Boyle, Ropa Mamutse and Ashley Neumann. They work out of the ‘Terra House’—a residential home converted to a cozy office space, complete with a childcare space, kitchen, living room, garage and backyard—all of which makes a warm, we...
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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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