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

Mid-sized Mayors’ Caucus highlights

September 13, 2019

Topics ranging from economic growth, jobs, diversification, public safety and the need for a provincial drug strategy were all on the table at the fall Alberta mid-sized Mayors’ and Chief Administration Officers’ (CAOs’) caucus meeting this week.

Construction set to begin on new...

September 13, 2019

The City of Red Deer will be starting construction of an expansion to the Waskasoo Park Trail system along the escarpment of Riverside Meadows/Highland Green. This project has been divided into two phases: