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 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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Community Initiatives

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

News & Notices

City Council adopts Community Safety...

September 27, 2016

Education, prevention, intervention and enforcement are the focus of a new Community Safety Strategy that was approved by City Council today.

Reminder to residents: only rain in ...

September 27, 2016

As residents clean up their yards this fall, they’re reminded that what goes on their lawns – or spills off them – will end up in the Red Deer River, untreated.

City Council considers...

September 26, 2016

Today, City Council considered first reading of the Riverlands Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and Land Use Bylaw that will enable The City to create a sustainable, vibrant and authentic mixed use neighbourhood in Red Deer’s downtown.