Social Planning

The Social Planning department has four major responsibilities: support strong organizations, build community, social research, and connect government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations.

Professional Building - downtown Red Deer

General Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Statutory Holidays

Main Contact Information

Main Phone Line: 403-342-8100
Fax: 403-342-8222
Professional Building
500, 4808 - 50 Street
Mailing Address 

Department Responsibilities

Support strong organizations
We work with local agencies to help them become even stronger and more sustainable to address social issues and improve quality of life. We do this through partnerships, liaisons with government, planning and funding.

Build community
We work with community members, local agencies, City departments and all levels of government to facilitate and empower citizens. Our goals are to strengthen the community, enhance participation and reduce the factors that interfere with quality of life for individuals, families and the community.

Social research
We conduct research studies to support strategic planning and evidence-based decision making within The City of Red Deer and with our community partners. Our research generates accurate and timely information. We use this information to support local and civic program planning, advocacy and partnerships.

Connect with government, private sector, and NGOs
We talk to provincial and federal governments, related government agencies and other community leaders. We keep an eye on social trends, interpret policy for Red Deer social agencies, inform government about our community and share information with other community stakeholders. We help agencies to hear about – and take advantage of – new opportunities.

Related Links

Family and Community Support Services

  • Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Board
  • Small Acts Matter

Housing and Homelessness

  • Everyone's Home - 5 Year Plan to End Homelessness
  • Community Housing Advisory Board (CHAB)

Reporting to the Community