Diversity, Equity, Accessibility & Inclusion

Red Deer is a welcoming, inclusive city that celebrates diversity. Individuals, community groups, and organizations all contribute to our diverse community. Read on to learn about how to become involved in making Red Deer a more equitable, accessible, and inclusive city.
Group of diverse children demonstrating inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Community Plan

Red Deer's community informed Diversity & Inclusion Community Plan celebrates diversity and provides recommendations for inclusive practices and equitable access across our city.

Accessibility in City of Red Deer recreation facilities

We're committed to making our spaces welcoming, safe and accessible to all visitors. Learn more

Leading by Example

The City of Red Deer has made it a priority to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Efforts include:

Calendar of Events and Dates of Recognition

In 2024, The City of Red Deer is deepening its dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are intentionally celebrating cultural events and days that reflect the vibrant diversity of our community. Through these initiatives, we aim to foster opportunities for learning, understanding, and connection among all residents. Our efforts include honouring traditional Canadian holidays alongside many cultural events and days of recognition that are important to the diverse people who call Red Deer home. Our goal is to ensure every resident feels valued, welcomed, and proud to be part of Red Deer.

Proclamations for special events and important days, if requested by community members, are published here








  • Canada Day - July 1


  • Central Alberta Pride Week
  • Public Service Pride Week



  • German Heritage Month
  • Canadian Islamic History Month
  • Latin American Heritage Month
  • Diwali - October 31, 2024


  • Hindu Heritage Month
  • Veterans' Week - November 5-11
  • Indigenous Veterans Day - November 8
  • Remembrance Day - November 11
  • Metis Week - November 12-18
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20
  • Holodomor Memorial Day - Fourth Saturday in November


  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3
  • Human Rights Day - December 10