Terra recognizes that young families benefit from a variety of program and service offerings. Through our group programming, we are able to provide support to teen parents in a welcoming, group environment.

Groups are hosted at Terra West, Braemar and Brentwood House locations and are open to any teen parents in the community who require support.

Groups provide young families with opportunities to socialize with other young parents, build positive relationships and learn key life skills. Terra staff are always available during groups to provide support for the immediate needs of our families. All Terra groups begin with participants coming together to enjoy a nutritious meal, fostering a sense of belonging and promoting healthy eating habits.

Some of the groups we currently offer are listed below:

Groups and classes at Terra
  • Ambassadors Group – helps young parents develop leadership skills, gain confidence and realize their full potential.
  • Cultural Teachings and Crafting – offers multicultural crafting opportunities, including beading and making ribbon skirts, moss bags and moccasins. Cultural connection is significant to healing and identity.
  • Dads’ Recreation Night – provides a social setting for Terra fathers to engage with one another and build camaraderie and community.
  • Mom’s Night
  • Family Night – encourages young families to build natural, peer-to-peer supports in a social setting.
  • Family Table – offers hands-on cooking, learning, resources, activities and fun for the whole family.
  • Health for Two – provides information, support, referrals and resources to help women have a healthy pregnancy.
  • Family Literacy for Young Parents – helps families foster a love for life-long learning and provides tools to incorporate literacy into their everyday life.
  • Life Skills Development – identifies the needs of current participants and provides programming that builds employment skills (resume writing and interviewing), financial literacy, including budgeting and knowledge of community resources.
  • Parenting Classes – supports young parents in exploring their role as a parents and developing key parenting skills.
  • Prenatal Classes – helps young families care for themselves and their baby before, during and after pregnancy.
  • RentSmart – teaches young parents practical strategies for being a successful tenant and neighbour.
  • Tax Clinics – Chartered Professional Accountants from CPA Canada support participants in completing their annual personal tax returns.