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

Airport expansion on hold pending new...

July 31, 2015

Expansion of the Red Deer Airport is temporarily on hold after The City was informed today that the runway extension and infrastructure upgrades needed at the airport will not be funded through the Small Communities Fund (SCF).

Red Deerians pleased with quality of...

July 28, 2015

For the second year in a row, 98 per cent of citizens say the quality of life in Red Deer is good to very good, according to the 2015 Citizen Satisfaction Survey.

Open house scheduled for rezoning...

July 27, 2015

An open house is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, 2015 related to an application for a Land Use Bylaw amendment for the Red Deer Lodge (4311, 49 Avenue).