City Achievements

Over the years we have been recognized for many outstanding achievements. Here are some of our most recent accomplishments.

Awards and Accolades

Canada's Top 25 Best Places to Live in 2018

Red Deer placed 12th in MoneySense Magazine's yearly ranking.  

YearAccolade/AchievementRankAwarded by:
2017 Award of Merit, RISE Campaign N/A International Association of Business Communicators - Edmonton (IABC)
2017 Emergency Medical Dispatch Centre of Excellence N/A International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED)
2017 Commission on Fire Accreditation International N/A Centre for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE)
2017 Award of Excellence, Books on the Bus Campaign N/A Family & Community Support Services
2016 Certificate of Excellence - The City of Red Deer Human Resources Department N/A Alberta Global Talent
2016 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement - The City of Red Deer Procurement Section N/A National Procurement Institute
2016 Diversity Award - Cultural Diversity in Public Sectors N/A Diversity Magazine
2016 Blue Skies Award - Clean Air Technology - Collicutt Centre N/A Parkland Airshed Management Zone 
2015/2016 Top 10 Micro Cities - Cost Effectiveness 4 American Cities of the Future
2015/2016 Top 10 Micro Cities - FDI Strategy 6 American Cities of the Future
2015 Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility N/A Alberta Museums Association (AMA)
2015 Sustainability in Action N/A Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)
2015 Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities 23 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
2015 Community Economic Development Award N/A Economic Developers Alberta (EDA)
2015 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement N/A National Procurement Institute (NPI)
2015 Social Marketing Award N/A Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA)
2014 Canada's Hottest Job Markets 8 Express Employment Professionals
2014 Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities 8 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
2014?? Easiest Cities for Jobseekers in Canada 2 adzuna
2013/2014 Top 10 Micro Cities - Business Friendliness 9 American Cities of the Future
2013 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada 10 Alberta Venture Magazine
2013 Best Places to Live in Canada 38 Money Smart
2013 Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities 4 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
2012 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada - Five biggest gains 1 Alberta Venture
2012 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada - Ten best places to live in Canada 9 Alberta Venture
2012 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada - Top five places to raise kids 4 Alberta Venture
2012 Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities 6 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

News & Notices

Open call for musicians, storytellers...

November 15, 2018

The City of Red Deer is holding an open call for musical acts, performers and storytellers to provide entertainment in City Hall Park and other downtown locations during the 2019 Canada Winter Games, February 15 to March 2, 2019.

City Council hears from public on...

November 13, 2018

City Council heard from approximately 29 citizens at a public hearing about a land use bylaw amendment for a proposed future supervised consumption services site at 5233 54 Avenue, near the existing Safe Harbour site.

City and CUPE, Local 417 reach agreement

November 13, 2018

City Council ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 417, at its November 13, 2018 meeting.