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.

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Reporting to the Community

Reporting on projects in the areas of Family and Community Support Services, housing and homelessness, mental health, poverty, and seniors.

News & Notices

Open call for artists to help ...

February 4, 2016

The City of Red Deer is holding an open call for musical artists to provide entertainment at the Red Deer Arena Commemorative Celebration on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Emergency Services warns of ...

February 4, 2016

A minor incident at a local hotel yesterday could have been much worse had it not happened during regular business hours.

Red Deerians give high rating...

February 2, 2016

Ninety-seven per cent of citizens say Red Deer’s quality of life is good or very good, with 28 per cent saying their quality of life has improved in the past three years, according to the 2015 Citizen Satisfaction Survey.