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

Holiday garbage and recycling collection

December 19, 2014

Residents who normally have garbage and recycling picked up on Thursdays will have to wait a few extra days when the holiday waste collection schedule takes effect on December 25.

Canada Games Announces Chairperson...

December 18, 2014

The 2019 Canada Games Transition Team Nominations Working Group is pleased to announce that Lyn Radford has been selected to Chair the Board of Directors for the 2019 Canada Winter Games awarded to the City of Red Deer.

Traffic light timing adjusted at...

December 17, 2014

The initial fine tuning of the traffic lights at Taylor Drive and Ross Street intersection is complete and adjustments were made to reduce backup for all road users, specifically motorists travelling southbound along Taylor Drive.