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

City Council ratifies collective...

July 21, 2014

City Council ratified a new six-year collective agreement with the International Association of Firefighters, Local 1190 at its July 21, 2014 Council meeting.

Sensor issue the cause of July 12 outage

July 21, 2014

Electric Light & Power (EL&P) crews have concluded their investigation into the cause of a major outage that knocked out power to approximately 10,000 customers July 12, 2014, finding a sensor misread shut down the system.

Spaces available on guided War...

July 21, 2014

Red Deerians are invited to attend the launch of the War Memorials Tour on Thursday, July 24 at 1 p.m. at Veterans’ Park located at 49 Avenue and Ross Street.