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

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.

Red Deer WIC Network

Image of the members of the Welcoming & Inclusive Communities 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)

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

News & Notices

State of local emergency lifted...

June 24, 2017

The state of local emergency has been lifted in Red Deer as power has been restored to nearly all residents, returning Electric Light & Power to regular operations. Parks crews will continue restoration of City parks and trails for in the coming weeks...

Power restoration nearing completion

June 23, 2017

Power restoration continued today, with many smaller areas being brought back, leaving approximately 50 residents and businesses without power through the evening. Crews will focus on these remaining areas, and also on making sure all power sources...

Update on the 2019 Canada Winter Games..

June 23, 2017

With the 2019 Canada Winter Games less than two years away, The City of Red Deer provided an update on the capital projects that are underway as we prepare to host the Games.