Welcoming and Inclusive Community

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On March 18, 2013 Red Deer City Council passed a motion to become a signatory to the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination. 

Fostering Diverse Communities Conference

Red Deer will host the 2016 Fostering Diverse Communities Conference on May 12 and 13 at Westerner Park.

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Our Diversity and Inclusion Vision

Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination logo‌The City of Red Deer is a vibrant, healthy and diverse organization that supports a welcoming and inclusive community where everyone feels safe and can fully participate in community life.

Recognition of Aboriginal Territories

The City of Red Deer acknowledges the ancestral and traditional Aboriginal territories of Treaty 6 and 7 nations on whose territories we work together to build a welcoming and inclusive community.

Community Conversations

The City of Red Deer recently held eight community conversations related to building a Welcoming and Inclusive Community. Community members came together to discuss diversity and inclusion related to newcomers, multiculturalism, multi-faith, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQ+), Aboriginal people, youth, seniors, women, and other aspects of diversity. The information collected will be summarized and available for review shortly. The summary will be used to inform the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Network which will gather in November to take a closer look at each dimension of diversity by way of formal needs assessment.

Members of the Network are being chosen based on demonstrated leadership related to the various dimensions of diversity and their interest as a stakeholder. It’s important we have a sample of Red Deerians and Red Deer organizations that can each bring something unique to the table, while also ensuring we can deliver on our goals. An action plan and implementation strategy will be presented to The City in 2016. More information will be available soon.

Thank you to everyone who attended one of the community conversations. Your input was meaningful and invaluable.

Tymmarah (Tymm) Zehr, MA
Human Resource Specialist – Diversity & Inclusion
Phone: 403-406-8649
Cell: 403-877-4289
Email: tymmarah.zehr@reddeer.ca

News & Notices

Construction at 67 Street and ...

May 25, 2016

The 67 Street/Johnstone Drive Corridor Improvement Project is set to start next week. As a result, there will be traffic impacts in the area.

Council has first look at proposed...

May 24, 2016

City Council has given first reading to a Traffic Bylaw amendment that would simplify the times of school and playground zones in Red Deer.