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

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

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

News & Notices

Recommended 2018 Operating Budget ...

December 13, 2017

With a focus on sustainability and a significant investment to address community safety for the citizens of Red Deer, the recommended 2018 Operating Budget considers the current state of growth, economy, and maintaining and enhancing quality.

Servus Credit Union to sponsor free...

December 12, 2017

Today, Servus Credit Union with The City of Red Deer affirmed their commitment to accessible recreational opportunities in Red Deer in the form of a free community skate.

Toys for Tickets wraps up with 300 ...

December 12, 2017

More than 300 toys were collected through the annual Toys for Tickets program this year and delivered to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau.