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.
Pregnant and parenting youth often experience social isolation. Their peer group tends to change significantly or disappear as their lives change with the added responsibilities of being a teen mom. They have little in common with their peers, as their priorities are very different from the general teen population. Young moms and dads need non-judgmental support groups and opportunities to build new support systems. Young parents need opportunity to engage in group activities to connect them with healthy, positive family activities, positive peers and to increase their support network. That is why Terra has created the support groups below for the young parents we serve:
Terra offers Prenatal Classes at no cost so that young mothers can learn the best ways to take good care of themselves and their baby before, during, and after pregnancy.
Our classes provide information on:
Each prenatal class is led by a Public Health Nurse in partnership with East Edmonton Health Centre, who is able to:
Prenatal classes are offered over two evenings (Wednesday and Thursday) every six weeks to pregnant and parenting young women up to age 21. Each mom can bring one support person. Classes are 5-8pm both evenings and are held at [Terra Centre downtown location]. Space is limited to 15 couples per session, with a light supper provided.
If you are interested in attending Prenatal Classes and Postnatal Classes and learning more about pregnancy in a comfortable, supportive environment, please visit our Starting Point page. Registering is easy and we can answer any questions you may have!
2017 Prenatal Schedule
2018 Prenatal Schedule
Terra offers FREE co-ed parenting classes to young parents who are eligible. To take part, you do not need to be accessing other services with us. Simply call, register, and attend!
Our Positive and Practical Parenting Classes are an eight-week program that runs three times a year on Tuesday evenings. In the classes, young parents participate in group discussions, learn about topics such as parenting styles, child development, behaviors, and health and safety, all while meeting and interacting with other teen parents.
We want moms and dads to feel comfortable and relaxed in our parenting classes, so they share their first-hand experiences and become a part of teachable moments. In a welcoming environment information and knowledge is shared in a meaningful way so teen parents can apply what they learn in their own homes.
Ultimately, we want young parents to leave these classes feeling more confident in their parenting style and more aware of best parenting practices.
Child care is provided on site and light refreshments are provided.
Attendance in all eight classes is required to receive a certificate of completion.
If you are interested in taking part in Positive and Practical Parenting Classes, please visit our Starting Point page. Registration is easy and classes are an excellent way to connect with other young parents!
I loved Family Night! Being able to do fun activities with my son and meet other young families was nice. It can be lonely parenting on your own.
We’re located at 9930 106 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta. We are open 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri.