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

Central Alberta Regional Assessment...

November 8, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for new members of the Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board (RARB). This board is responsible for issuing decisions on complaints related to property assessments across central Alberta.

Removal of Deadfall at Heritage Ranch

November 8, 2019

As part of the Wildfire Management Program, The City of Red Deer Parks section will be working along the lower trail at Heritage Ranch this fall. Work will begin in the area on Tuesday, November 12, with completion expected around mid-December, 2019.