A change for the better
We don’t take our responsibility lightly to try to improve our community. We’re teaming up with meaningful organizations to broadcast their change for the better.
Red Deer Local Immigrant Partnership
We are committed to building stronger connections and partnerships between individuals, organizations, and community, to further support newcomers to Canada. With a strategic action plan put in place after evaluating the needs of our community and the needs of newcomers we are certain we can make Red Deer a place new Canadians want to be.
The Lending Cupboard
The Lending Cupboard is a registered charity located in the heart of Central Alberta in Red Deer. It has been in existence since 2006 and opened their doors with a small amount medical equipment with the hope of lending it out to those in need! In 2022 they had an inventory of 15,000+ pieces of medical equipment, have processed 29,618 pieces of medical equipment and served 11,637 clients. Still operating Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at #1, 7803 – 50th Avenue. There is an incredible team with 6 part-time staff and 60 volunteers, led by our Executive Director and a strong Board of Directors.
Care for Newcomers
Care for Newcomers is the largest support organization for many newcomers in Central Alberta. We provide basic services such as English language classes, settlement support for youth in schools, document translation and interpretations, and employment mentorships. And in addition, we offer programs to help newcomers build social connections, and make friends. Many of our staff are immigrants, and we know that moving to another country goes beyond getting a job or start a business or post-secondary education. Equally important is for newcomers to feel at home and wanting to stay. For that, we promote better understanding in the broader community of cultural differences and commonalities. This is what makes Care for Newcomers unique and important. Our vision is that all newcomers feel valued as contributing members of an inclusive Central Alberta.
Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Located on the south bank of the Red Deer River, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre is the hub of Red Deer’s Waskasoo Park Trail System; a starting point for anyone looking to delve into their natural surroundings and local wild spaces. Visit the Nature Centre for environmental education, interactive exhibits, hands-on school & youth interpretive programs, public events, birthday parties, unique gift ideas, and so much more.
The Outreach Centre
The Outreach Centre– is an agency devoted to supporting women affected by family violence by providing the tools to create a safer, healthier and more secure life for themselves and their families. The organization has effectively adapted and expanded programming to meet increasingly complex issues within communities and the people we serve. Programs have evolved to provide services to adults and children who are affected by domestic violence, suicide, homelessness and the effects of poverty.
Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter
Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter (CAWES)– offers safe refuge, personal counseling, and community support for families experiencing family violence. Family violence is an issue
that not only impacts individuals and families, but communities as a whole and donations of any size are always needed and appreciated.
The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre
Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre– When a child or youth needs help leaving an abusive situation, CACAC is there for them – not just for their immediate safety but for the ongoing healing process. The CACAC prioritizes the needs of abused or neglected children by providing assistance and a safe, comfortable environment to children, youth and their families. They cover a large geographical area of Central Alberta and to date we have helped more than 2500 children from over 91 communities.
The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre
The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) is a voluntary, non-profit organization serving the Central Alberta region under the direction of a community-based Board of Directors. They specialize in healing sexual trauma so you can talk freely about the hard stuff with no judgement and provide a range of support services for individuals who are affected by sexual violence including counselling, play therapy, police and court support, crisis support and education.