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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Our response to social disorder & community safety

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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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The Poverty Cycle

Earning a low income in Red Deer may lead to experiencing the cycle of poverty.

News & Notices

Notify Red Deer system test this...

December 11, 2018

Residents can expect to receive text, email and phone call alerts on Thursday as The City runs a test of their emergency notification system, Notify Red Deer.

Increase of 1 per cent for exempt City..

December 10, 2018

Exempt staff will see a 1 per cent increase in their salary, effective January 1, 2018, after City Council approved the adjustment at tonight’s City Council meeting.

Toys for Tickets wraps up more than...

December 7, 2018

Nearly 220 toys were collected through the annual Toys for Tickets program this year and delivered to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau.