Newcomers: Welcome to Red Deer

Newcomers are an essential part of Red Deer's thriving community. Scroll down to learn more about services and activities for new Red Deer residents. 
Newcomers enjoy a conversation in a public facility

Local Immigration Partnership (LIP)

The Local Immigration Partnership is a collective model which relies on every person and organization working together to contribute to making Red Deer a more vibrant community.

Newcomer Settlement Agencies


New to Red Deer? These resources will help you become connected to your community.

  • Neighbourhood community associations Red Deer has several Community Associations that provide a great way to connect with your neighbourhood.
  • Neighbourhood activity centres Located in community park sites across the city, these centres are used as skate change areas during the winter outdoor ice season but are also available for booking private functions such as neighbourhood events.
  • Trails for walking and cycling Red Deer has more than 110 kilometres of soft and hard surface trails that traverse the Waskasoo Park system. 
  • Parks Our beautiful parks and natural green spaces are well-known throughout Alberta, suitable for both quiet retreats and action-packed getaways.
  • Public transportation Red Deer Transit provides bus service throughout the city including Action Bus service for persons with disabilities. Check out the schedule, routes, and fare information.
  • Recreation facilities Swim, skate or join a fitness or art class at one of our public facilities.
  • Red Deer Public Library
  • Museums and interpretive centres
  • Art galleries Places to see original art and connect with local artists.
  • Local events Learn more about events, festivals and celebrations at the Red Deer Community Events Calendar.
  • Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society provides sponsorship and entertainment for many local, national and international events, operates Cronquist House and Festival Hall, and hosts annual Canada Day celebrations.