Welcoming and Inclusive Community

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Our Diversity and Inclusion Vision

The 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.

Leading by Example

The City of Red Deer has made it a priority to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. So far, our efforts include:

  • Became a signatory to the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination in March 2013
  • Hired a full time specialist in Diversity and Inclusion
  • Established a corporate Diversity Team
  • Developed ongoing training for staff
  • Included diversity in Red Deer's community narrative
  • Incorporated diversity into The City's Strategic Plan
  • Launched the Welcoming & Inclusive Communities (WIC) Network
  • Hosted the 2016 Fostering Diverse Communities Conference
  • Introducing our Text with 911 program
  • Read what The City of Red Deer has accomplished in diversity and inclusion over the last year in this Year in Review Report. (pdf)

Recognition of Treaty Territories

The City of Red Deer acknowledges the ancestral and traditional Indigenous territories of Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 nations. We also recognize this region as an historical Metis gathering site and we are grateful to be here as we work together to build a welcoming and inclusive community.

Red Deer WIC Network

Photo of members of the WIC Network The Red Deer Welcoming & Inclusive Communities (WIC) Network came together in late 2015 as a community group interested in reducing racism and discrimination, supporting The City as a signatory to the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination. It was established following a series of City-led community conversations on building a welcoming and inclusive community related to Indigenous People, immigrants and refugees, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, visible minorities, multi-faith, persons with disabilities, multi-generations, and gender equity; all aspects of diversity.

Review the 2016 Red Deer WIC Network Needs Assessment (pdf) .

WIC Network Member List (pdf)
WIC Network Terms of Reference (pdf)
WIC Network Facebook page

Jamie McCamus
Human Resource Specialist – Training & Development
Phone: 403-356-8975
Email: jamie.mccamus@reddeer.ca

News & Notices

Construction in City Hall Park

August 17, 2018

Starting Monday, August 20 construction to update City Hall Park in front of the West entrance of City Hall will begin.

Traffic delays on 49 Avenue

August 16, 2018

Drivers can expect delays on 49 Avenue in the downtown as construction begins to repave the roadway.

Michener Aquatic Centre closes for ...

August 13, 2018

The Michener Aquatic Centre will close for annual maintenance Sunday, August 19, 2018. Regular activities will resume at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.