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.
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.
Terra Centre for Teen Parents Anne Smith, Board Chair 9930 106 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1C7
Anne Smith is currently a member of Terra’s Government and Stakeholder Relations Committee and is Past Chair of Edmonton’s Food Bank.
Wendy Yewman has very recently retired from a career of close to 30 years in the area of service provision to youth and families in the Edmonton area.
Ronda White is currently the Chief Audit Executive at Alberta Health Services and leads the Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management department.
Lynda is a Registered Psychologist who works at the University of Alberta Hospital in Clinical Psychology Services.
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 Community College.
Crystal Arcand, spirit name Rising Sun Thunder Woman, is a nehiyaw Cree member from the Alexander Kipohtakaw First Nation. Culture and identity of our indigenous people is Crystal’s passion. She has sat with many knowledge keepers and has been active in traditional ceremonies on Treaty 6 territory. Crystal is currently with Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society as the cultural supervisor. She is a mentor and knowledge keeper for the community and offers indigenous teachings and sacred circle teachings which honour our families when they are celebrating their successes or requiring support through their life experiences. Crystal is the mother of two daughters and one son. She has two grandchildren and hopes for many more to come.
Mary Marshall has practised primarily in health law and has advised regional health authorities, provincial / federal / territorial governments, professional regulatory bodies, and others throughout her career. She is a frequent speaker and has published extensively on health law matters. As well, Mary has served on the Boards of a number of voluntary organizations, including the Canadian Nurses Association and organizations providing supportive housing for persons with disabilities. In 2009, Mary was the recipient of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension award for a “Leader in Lifelong Learning” for outstanding research and scholarship. In 2004, she was the recipient of the Canadian Mental Health Association National Office award for a legal counsel or law firm which has provided extraordinary leadership in advocacy. Mary has her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Toronto (1980) and her Master of Law from the University of Cambridge (1994).
Fran Ross is the Chief Communications Officer for Covenant Health, responsible for strategic communications and community engagement programs.
Mark is the Chief Operating Officer for Capital Region Housing.
Barbara Dacks is a retired freelance broadcaster (CBC, CKUA), writer, editor, and publisher.
Karen has spent the last 15 years with Terra, and currently holds the position of Executive Director.
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We’re located at 9930 106 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta. We are open 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri.