Terra relies on volunteers, financial and in-kind donations to offer services and support our teen parents.
At Terra, our specialized team tailors programs and services to meet the needs of each teen parent. Always safe, never judgemental. Learn more about what we have to offer our young families.
Planned gifts to endowment funds are not spent, they are invested in perpetuity and only the interest from the investment is gifted to Terra. Endowment legacy donations help to build a strong secure future for Terra. When you make an endowment gift we recognize you as a member of Future Builders – a group of donors who recognize the importance of Terra and have a desire to ensure its legacy for generations. Our endowment funds are held at the Edmonton Community Foundation, whose expert advisers can assist donors interested in making endowment gifts like:
“For every dollar spent on early childhood education, the economic return to society down the line ranges between $1.50 and $3. The benefit ratio for disadvantaged children [is] in the double digits.” – TD Economics, Early Childhood Education has Widespread and Long Lasting Benefits, November 27, 2012.
Terra invests heavily (scholarships, staffing resources, childcare) to support our young families in completing high school and moving towards post-secondary. A secure and well-paying job will provide the stability that our young families and their children need.
Higher education is associated with higher earnings:
In those who complete their education with a high school diploma earn on average $4,300 more than those without a high school diploma.
Achieving education beyond high school offered an even greater earnings benefit. On average:
What Difference Does Learning Make to Financial Security? Employment and Social Development Canada (Employment and Social Development Canada January, 2008)
Raising a family isn’t a straightforward process for any parent. Even the most prepared, secure, and supported of families face difficult situations along the journey of parenthood, but for young parents who are living day-to-day without these supports; these situations have a severe impact and can be that much more challenging to overcome.
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