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.
Board Recruitment Application. Applications are due December 15, 2023
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 Mary Stewart, Past Board Chair 10320 – 146 Street Edmonton, AB T5N 3A2
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.
A strategic leader inspired to achieve organizational outcomes through progressive and people-centric strategies. I am a passionate promoter of the Human Resources profession and its role shaping culture, enhancing the employee experience, and driving organizational performance. I am a collaborator and creative thinker experienced in leading transformation projects and change initiatives. I have led a diverse portfolio of teams including Human Resources, Health and Safety, Facilities, and Materials Management. I currently work for the Edmonton Police Service as the Executive Director, Human Resources Division.
Edwin is a Chartered Accountant at Radke Professional Corporation.
John has been in Construction Management for almost two decades and currently looks after Business Development and Estimating for a mid-sized Commercial General Contractor. “Never stop learning and never stop playing”, is John’s personal mantra. He balances his leisure time with artistic pursuits (painting, woodwork, writing, playing guitar, etc.) with his blended family of children and grandchildren.
Before joining MacEwan University’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies Program as an assistant professor, Dr. Cankaya worked with PolicyWise for Children & Families as a research scientist. She was part of a research team working on issues, policies and practices affecting Alberta’s children by linking and analyzing cross-governmental, administrative data. Some of her other past work experiences consisted of working as a long-term consultant at UNESCO Institute for Statistics and as a kindergarten teacher in Thailand. Dr. Cankaya is passionate about contributing to the happiness and health of children through her teaching and research. Currently, she serves on the board of the Terra Centre and is a member of the Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Child Care (ECELC).
Project Coordinator at Royal Canadian Mounted Police I am honoured to contribute to Terra's rich history of building resilient families and meeting the evolving challenges that young families face today.
Lawyer and Terra Alumna
Risk Management Counsel at PCL Construction
Kalen is an Associate at Dentons Canada LLP.
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
Director, Strathcona County
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.
I am a proud Dene from the Northwest Territories, currently living on Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton, Alberta. My work focuses on bridging partnerships and relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments and organizations so we can build this nation together. My background is in leading reconciliation through joint economic development, policy development, strategic planning, stakeholder relations, and organizational change. I have worked for many Indigenous and non-Indigenous government, non-profit and for profit organizations to create meaningful, large-scale systemic impact. TanyaT.co
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