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.
The Board of Directors advances and safeguards Terra’s mission. The Board is responsible for long-term strategic planning and direction. It defines Terra’s organizational culture, values and operating principles. The Board works as team with the Executive Director who manages operations.
Terra’s Board of Directors is recruiting members for a new term, beginning April 2021.
If you’re interested, please forward your resume and a cover letter stating why this opportunity is of interest to you, to:
Terra Centre for Teen Parents Jennifer Jennax, Past Board Chair 9930 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1C7
Mary has been working with children, families and communities for over 30 years. She truly believes it takes a village to raise a child and is passionate about supporting people and communities to best support young children and their families. Mary is currently an instructor in the Early Learning and Child Care program at NorQuest College.
Susan Lovie has worked in property management for over 15 years and is currently the General Manager of Kingsway Mall. She is responsible for the overall leadership and operations of the centre. Susan is the proud mom of a blended family of six and is passionate about helping children get the best possible head start in life.
Edwin is a Chartered Accountant at Radke Professional Corporation.
Jennifer is Senior Director, Advancement Services at the University of Alberta's Office of Advancement.
Kalen is an Associate at Dentons Canada LLP.
Ankita joined Terra's board in 2020.
Claire joined Terra's board in 2020.
Melissa works at Bain & Company, and has over 10 years of experience in management consulting. She is originally from Malaysia, and has worked and lived in the US and Australia. She now lives in Edmonton with her husband and 1 year old son. Melissa has always been a strong advocate for causes relating to children and the youth.
Marni Pearce, PhD, is the Director of School and Community Supports with Alberta Education. Her work involves collaborating with government and community partners on a variety of initiatives to ensure that Alberta’s vulnerable children, youth and families are safe, healthy and successful at learning. She has over 20 years of teaching experience – in both K-Grade 12 and post-secondary settings. Marni has also been a school counselor and community-based researcher. She has published numerous journal articles and is a co-author of the book, Composing Diverse Identities: Narrative inquiries into the interwoven lives of children and teachers. Marni is also a co-founder of mentoringcanada.ca
We’re located at 10320 - 146 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta. We are open 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri.
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