Board of Directors

Our Board is responsible for long-term strategic planning and direction and defines the culture, values, operating principles and parameters within which the Executive Director manages operations.

Major Duties of the Board

  1. Oversee the development and approval of the strategic plan
  2. Approves annual budget
  3. Safeguards agency’s mission, vision and values
  4. Governs the agency through board policies
  5. Selects and supports an Executive Director; Reviews and evaluates regularly the performance of the Executive Director
  6. Accounts to the public and funders
  7. Ensures proper management of the agency’s resources
  8. Regularly reviews the agency’s services to ensure that they are consistent with the purpose of the agency and that its programs are effective and relevant to community needs
  9. Represents the agency to the community


  • Minimum of a three year commitment (one term) with the opportunity to renew for a second term, which is an additional three years
  • Board meets monthly, on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the exception of December, July and August
  • Ad Hoc or Standing Committee work; minimum of an additional meeting per month (Finance Legal Audit Committee, four other Committees related to the Capital Campaign, Board Nominating Committee)
  • Annual planning day

Ideal Profile

  • Specific skill sets related to Fund Development/Marketing/Construction Project Management
  • Willingness to share personal skills, connections, expertise and experiences to advance the mission
  • Desire to serve and willing to invest working capital
  • Interest in Terra mission and the families we serve
  • Has a sphere of influence and willing to access
  • Has an orientation to the future
  • Willingness to learn and grow; unique population with unique challenges
  • Skills to work effectively with others, good communication skills
  • Willing to support and participate in fundraising
    • Make financial contribution as personal circumstance permits
    • Participate in fund-raising activities (Promising Future table host, promote tickets for Mardi Gras event)
Individuals interested please forward a resume and cover letter to:

Terra Centre for Teen Parents
Anne Smith, Board Chair
9930 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 1C7