We’re excited to announce that after a 6-year search, Terra has found a new space to call home.

To understand this significant milestone, we want to share why this building is so important for Terra.

Terra was originally established in 1971 with the specific mandate to help teen mothers complete their high school education. Given that mandate, our original home was in a school.

Over the years, Terra’s services and programs expanded beyond high school, and in 1997 we purchased our current downtown location, a 3-storey walk-up office building.

Over the last 25 years Terra’s programs and services have continued to expand to meet the needs of Edmonton teen parents. Despite how creative we have been at using this space over the years, there are limitations that don’t fully support the needs of teen parents or our vision for the future. Our downtown building isn’t accessible, does not have barrier-free access for strollers and is quite limited in space for group programming or community collaboration.

We have dreamed of a new space for years – one that would provide flexible and open space for programming, and barrier free access for parents with strollers or young children. A home that would be inclusive and fully support family-based programming. 

At the end of 2020, we finally found that space. Located in the mature Grovenor community, our new home will create a sense of belonging for our teen parents. Our vision is that this building will serve as a space not just for Terra but for the greater community.

 

 

Our new building is more than double the size of our downtown building which will support Terra in expanding our programs and services, with ample space for future needs.

We won’t be moving into our new home until early 2022 and will be launching a capital campaign in the coming months to support this initiative. We look forward to sharing more about this exciting project with you. If you are interested in learning more about our plans for a building and how you can support Terra in achieving this goal, please contact krobinson@terracentre.ca