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Homeless Task Force

Task Force on Homelessness

During the City of Red Deer’s 2022 Point in Time Homeless count, 334 individuals were identified as experiencing homelessness, more than double the 144 individuals identified as experiencing homelessness in 2018.

Recognizing the growing impacts of homelessness throughout Red Deer, the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce formed a volunteer Task Force of volunteers to understand the homelessness situation in Red Deer better and identify specific areas where the business community can actively contribute to address the issue and advocate for meaningful change.


Final Report and Recommendations

The final report offers a strategic roadmap for addressing homelessness in Red Deer, emphasizing collaboration, systemic changes, and sustained advocacy efforts.


Final Report and Recommendations


Feedback Summary

The Feedback Summary shares the results of the feedback collected by the Task Force regarding the interim report.


Interim Report Feedback


Interim What We Heard Report

The interim report outlines the Task Forces’ understanding of the homelessness situation in Red Deer and provides a summary of what has been learned during the research phase.


Interim What We Heard Report


Next Steps
There are three ways to connect with the Chamber to provide feedback on the Final Report:

  1. The Chamber will present the report to community organizations, not-for-profits, service clubs, and businesses with the aim of listening to and integrating your feedback into the implementation of the recommendations. If you are interested in hearing more, please reach out to us at
  2. The Chamber will meet with individual stakeholder groups 1:1 to discuss specific recommendations and their effects. If you are interested in meeting with us, please reach out to
  3. Alternatively, you can share your thoughts and perspectives here.