We’re focused on your future

Our employment placement and support services
are designed to help individuals reach their full potential.

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Employment Connections

Finding the right career helps employees feel more fulfilled at work, leads to better job performance and creates a thriving environment for both employees and employers.

We create positive connections between employers and employees. Professional career counselling helps us determine each person’s skills and what they need in order to shine at work. We work to match employees with employers who are looking for the individual’s skill set and provide an environment for optimal performance.

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Family And Individual Services

We provide resources that answer your questions, provide the support you need, and create a positive growth path for children and adults with developmental disabilities or complex needs. Find the support you need in our programs that are specifically geared towards the unique needs of each person.

  • Our new Family Resource Center
  • Red Deer’s A Gathering Place for those dealing with mental illness
  • Services for disabled individuals
  • Specialized residential services

We want to help you and your loved ones achieve your goals. Contact us to find out how we can support you in your journey.

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STEPS Society of Red Deer

The not-for-profit society was established in 1986 with an aim to help adults with developmental or physical disabilities (re)enter the workplace. The society created EPSS which has since grown their services to support youth, and other mature workers throughout the Central Region.

Starting out as one small contract, the society has built a reputation in the community and successfully provided a variety of services to individuals through contracts funded by:

  • Service Canada
  • Community and Social Services – Central Region (Alberta Works and Disability Services
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Lifelong Learning Foundation

We continue to explore innovative and creative ways to support individuals who require assistance to grow and enhance their skills.

Our Team

Cindy Jensen

Executive Director

Dave Spence

Finance Manager

Chris Upsdell

Program Coordinator

Jolene Van Vliet

Program Coordinator

Tricia Haggarty-Roberts

Program Coordinator

Marie McNicol

Program Coordinator

Dianna Bennett

Program Coordinator

Emmanual Anigbogu

Team Leader: A Gathering Place

Barb Sutter

Office Administrator

Katelyn Saunders

IT / Office Administrator

board of directors

Ken Hoskin


Bob Greig

Vice President

Karen Gooding


Anna Anderson


Jessie Wecker


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Not sure where to start?

Every journey is unique. You don’t have to feel overwhelmed. Contact EPSS to find out how we can help.