Social Well-Being and Community Initiatives

Working with community members and organizations to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and the community.

We work to support strong organizations, build community, conduct social research, and connect with government, private sector, and non-government organizations (NGOs). Learn more about the Social Planning department.

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Family and Community Support Services

FCSS is a partnership between local municipal governments and the provincial Children & Youth Services Ministry. The funding is used to support and develop locally driven preventive social services initiatives.

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Housing and Homelessness

We are involved in finding solutions to housing issues including homelessness in a variety of ways.

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Community Initiatives

Learn more about our community initiatives and our role in community development.

News & Notices

Red Deer supports the evacuees from the

May 5, 2016

Starting today, Red Deer Transit fares and admission to City recreation centres will be free for Fort McMurray and area evacuees. Lions Campground is also offering free camping for those who had to evacuate their homes as a result of the wildfires.

Fostering Diverse Communities ...

May 5, 2016

Breaking down stereotypes, exploring gender identity, and welcoming newcomers are just a few of the topics on the agenda at The City of Red Deer’s Fostering Diverse Communities Conference next Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13.

City prepared to support our neighbours

May 3, 2016

The City of Red Deer is mobilized and ready to provide any support that is needed to The City of Fort McMurray as they battle fires that are burning in and around the city tonight.