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

City conducts homeless count

November 21, 2014

There were 137 people experiencing homelessness in Red Deer, according to a Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count conducted by The City of Red Deer on October 16, 2014.

Title transfer moves Asooahum Centre...

November 21, 2014

The Red Deer Native Friendship Society (RDNFS) now owns the land earmarked for construction of an Aboriginal cultural centre and housing development, following a transfer of title from The City of Red Deer.

Last chance to own a copy of Red Deer...

November 21, 2014

Popularity of the centennial book penned by Red Deer’s own Michael Dawe prompted a third printing of Red Deer: The Memorable City earlier this year.