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.

Tree of houses from the cover of Report to the Community Homelessness & Affordable Housing Initiatives 2013-2014.

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

Red Deerians take a dip and shut off...

March 31, 2015

Red Deerians made a splash with global impact on Saturday night, with approximately 322 people in total turning out for the Earth Hour Swim at the G.H. Dawe Centre and Collicutt Centre for Earth Hour.

Clearing on 32 Street and Ross Street...

March 30, 2015

To prepare for the future 20 Avenue Trail and Berm Improvement project, crews will begin clearing and landscaping in the 32 Street and Ross Street right of ways on Wednesday April 1, 2015.

Call for leaders to explore Red Deer

March 30, 2015

On Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3, Red Deerians will come together to walk and talk about the joys and challenges of life in Red Deer, and we want you to lead the conversation.