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.

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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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The Poverty Cycle

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

News & Notices

Mayors united in calling on...

October 20, 2020

For the health and safety of all Albertans, the Mayors of Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo call on Premier Kenney and those in his Cabinet and Caucus to overturn the decision made by the Minister of Health to cons

Mayor Veer on behalf of Council

October 20, 2020

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Red Deer and Central Health Zone rose over the past week, which is concerning, especially considering how low they were the week before. As a community, we need to continue to be diligent in ensuring we limit the spre