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

House fire in Anders

October 22, 2014

Emergency Services responded to a house fire at 33 Allsop Drive this evening, after a passerby called in the incident.

Statement from Mayor Tara Veer on the...

October 22, 2014

“On behalf of Red Deerians, my thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and fellow Canadians affected by the shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial in Ottawa,” said Mayor Tara Veer.

Cash and energy conscious plug into...

October 21, 2014

Residents lined up to participate in the successful launch of the first Block Heater Timer Program in Red Deer, with 500 of the free devices given away in just hours.