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.

Community Safety Strategy

In 2014 Red Deer City Council convened the Community Safety Ad Hoc Committee to develop the first local strategy for community safety and crime prevention. Read the result...

News & Notices

Final quarter crime statistics...

February 23, 2017

Red Deer’s 2016 crime statistics, coupled with an update on the 2016-2017 Annual Policing Plan (APP), show a slight decrease in persons crimes, while property crimes continue to drive the overall increase in Criminal Code offenses...

Call for nominations for Mayor’s ...

February 21, 2017

There is only one week left to nominate someone for a Mayor’s Recognition Award, which celebrates outstanding contributions to our community.

Council approves utility rate changes

February 21, 2017

At this evening’s regular Council Meeting, Council passed Third Reading of changes to the Utility Bylaw that will see rate changes effective March 1, 2017.