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.


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.

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.

News & Notices

Call for applications for Community ...

October 26, 2016

The City of Red Deer will accept applications for the Community Culture Development Fund grant program (Culture Development category) starting November 1, 2016.

Recommended 2017 Capital Budget ...

October 26, 2016

A $106.75 million budget will be considered by Council for 2017 with The City focusing on the sustainability of people and infrastructure.