Get Involved

In February 2022, The City hosted seven targeted meetings with a third-party engagement specialist to develop an understanding about downtown property owners, businesses, associations, and service providers to provide feedback on process and a particular site, that was proposed. No site is proposed or being considered by Council at this time. 

The targeted meetings resulted in administration understanding there is support for a permanent shelter in the community, that citizens want to be involved in the conversation moving forward, and that there is an information differential creating misinformation in the community about the project.

On April 11, 2022, Council gave administration direction to facilitate further conversations to clarify City and community level of influence on decisions pertaining to the permanent shelter process.

We are here

On May 9, City Council directed administration to host public participation opportunities to get input on site criteria for the permanent shelter. Administration will develop a strategy and implement it, with A final deadline of June 20, 2022.

Once a public participation strategy has been finalized, The City will reach out to the community to engage Red Deerians who are interested in being involved in further conversations relating to the permanent shelter process.