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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Our response to social disorder & community safety

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Family and Community Support Services

FCSS is a partnership between local municipal governments and the provincial Human 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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The Poverty Cycle

Earning a low income in Red Deer may lead to experiencing the cycle of poverty.

News & Notices

Plows are ready to roll

February 22, 2019

City crews are gearing up to start Snow Zone Plowing and residents are reminded to sign up for Snow Zone Alerts to get text, email, and phone call reminders before they need to move their vehicles off the street.

Residents are reminded to keep ...

February 20, 2019

Emergency Services crews responded to a house fire in Northwood Estates on Tuesday, February 19, which resulted in a total loss of the structure.