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 Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities 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
  • Read what The City of Red Deer has accomplished in diversity and inclusion over the last year in this Year in Review Report. (pdf)

Recognition of Treaty Territories

The City of Red Deer acknowledges the Indigenous traditional territories represented by Treaty 6 and 7 as the land The City is situated on. This land is also acknowledged by The City as an historic Métis gathering site. The goal of The City of Red Deer is to work together with Indigenous and Métis peoples in building 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 Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities. 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

Michael Regis
HR Specialist - Diversity & Inclusion
Phone: 403-406-8649
Email: michael.regis@reddeer.ca 

News & Notices

New policies for City Council and...

November 12, 2019

A new approach to reviewing and adjusting City Council and exempt staff salaries is in place after City Council approved a new and revised a previous policy at today’s meeting.

City Council will share fees for...

November 12, 2019

Red Deer City Council passed a resolution that will share 50 per cent of the costs associated with road closures in the downtown related to special event permits. This is contingent on approval during the operating budget review in January 2020.