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Ministry of Government Relations

People sitting around a table 

Responsible for municipal relations, public safety, and First Nations, Métis and northern affairs.  Enhancing the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people; and to promote community safety.

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1. Information you might be looking for

Administration information for municipal offices
Information for municipal administrators, clerks and elected officials, such as sample bylaws, election information, assessment, taxation and various guides, factsheets, and informational workshops.

Municipal Directory 
RM maps are available by contacting the RM office, contact information for Saskatchewan  RM offices is available on this page. 

Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP)
The PDAP Guidelines are designed to help you apply for the assistance available through PDAP. Updated PDAP Guidelines are available on this page.

Municipal Revenue Sharing 
A source of unconditional funding to each municipality, to support the delivery of municipal services. These funds are utilized on the basis of locally determined priorities.

Apply to renew your electrical or gas journeyperson's ticket
If you are an employer, contractor, or journeyperson requiring bond, application or licensing forms, this page includes information and application forms.

Look for projects that have helped municipalities improve their community 
Completed projects funded by Saskatchewan Government help communities improve their infrastructure. They include drinking water projects, recreational facilities, and waste management.

Programs available to northern communities 
Providing financial and technical assistance to northern communities, municipalities and settlements. 

Look for land-use planning advice  
Information and contacts are available to assist municipalities, other government ministries, and the public during land-use planning.

Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis Relations and Initiatives 
Programs and initiatives for Saskatchewan’s First Nations and Métis people, including Community Initiatives and the Northern Development Fund.

Ministry of Government Relations, YouTube Videos 
Visit our ministries YouTube page where you can watch some videos on municipal infrastructure, municipal asset management and fire safety.

Emergency Management and Fire Safety Annual Reports
View archived Annual Reports from the Emergency Management and Fire Safety Branch's Commissioner.


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2. Plans and Annual Reports

Plan for 2016-17

The plan for 2016-17 reflects the Government’s goals of sustaining growth and opportunities for Saskatchewan people, meeting the challenges of growth, securing a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan people and delivering responsive and responsible government.

For previous Ministry plans, please visit Prior Year Plans, Reports and Guiding Documents.

Annual Reports

The Ministry of Government Relation's 2015-16 Annual Report presents the ministry’s activities and results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. It reports to the public and elected officials on public commitments made and other key accomplishments of the Ministry.

Previous fiscal year annual reports can be found by visiting Prior Year Plans, Reports and Guiding Documents.

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3. Programs and services

Municipal Administration
Information for municipalities such as sample bylaws, rural, urban and resort election information, assessment, taxation and various guides.

Resources for First Nations, Metis and Northern Citizens 
First Nations and Métis education and employment, community support, gaming, grants, land consultations, tax programs.

Emergency, Public Health, and Safety
Alerts, announcements, safety procedures, and assistance resources to help prepare the public for emergency situations.

Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) is designed to help residents, small businesses, agricultural operations, communal organizations, non-profit organizations, parks and communities recover from the effects of natural disasters. Learn and apply for disaster assistance and financial aid for citizens (PDAP) and businesses recovering from a natural disaster, including floods, tornadoes, and severe weather.  

The PDAP Guidelines have been updated. The PDAP Guidelines further clarify the process of submitting a completed application for assistance available under PDAP.

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4. Ministers and managers

Hon. Donna Harpauer
Hon. Donna Harpauer, Minister

Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-6100
Fax (306) 787-0399
Email minister.gr@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address Room 348, Legislative Building, 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 0B3
Alan Hilton
Alan Hilton, Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-1925
Fax (306) 787-1987
Email Alan.Hilton@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1020 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Keith Comstock, Assistant Deputy Minister, Municipal Relations & Northern Engagement

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-5765
Fax (306) 787-1987
Email Keith.Comstock@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1020 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
James Froh, Interlocutor for First Nations & Métis Relations

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-7405
Fax (306) 787-1987
Email James.Froh@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1020 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Laurier Donais, Assistant Deputy Minister; Corporate Services, Public Safety Standards & Disaster Recovery

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-8081
Fax (306) 798-0270
Email laurier.donais@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1020 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Michael Harrison, Executive Director

Communications

Phone (306) 787-6156
Fax (306) 787-4181
Email michael.harrison@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 220 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Sheldon Green, Executive Director

Advisory Services and Municipal Relations

Phone (306) 787-7883
Fax (306) 798-2568
Email Sheldon.Green@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1010 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Ralph Leibel, Executive Director

Community Planning

Phone (306) 787-7672
Fax (306) 798-0194
Email Ralph.Leibel@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 420 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Jeff Markewich, Executive Director

Corporate Services

Phone (306) 787-9415
Fax (306) 787-4161
Email jeff.markewich@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1410 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Duane McKay, Commissioner & Executive Director

Emergency Management and Fire Safety

Phone (306) 787-4516
Fax (306) 787-7107
Email Duane.McKay@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 500 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Trisha Delormier-Hill, Executive Director

Lands and Consultation

Phone (306) 787-6681
Fax (306) 787-6336
Email Trisha.Delormier-Hill@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 610 - 1855 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Kathy Rintoul, Executive Director

Municipal Infrastructure and Finance

Phone (306) 787-8887
Fax (306) 787-3641
Email Kathy.Rintoul@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 410 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Brad Henry, Executive Director

Northern Municipal Services

Phone (306) 425-4322
Fax (306) 425-2401
Email brad.henry@gov.sk.ca
Physical Address Room 2700, Mistasinihk Place, 1328 La Ronge Avenue,
Mailing Address Box 5000, La Ronge, SK, Canada, S0J 1L0
Grant Hilsenteger, Executive Director

Provincial Disaster Assistance Program

Phone (306) 798-8470
Fax (306) 798-2318
Email grant.hilsenteger@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address P.O. BOX 227, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 2Z6
John Edwards, Executive Director

Policy and Program Services

Phone (306) 787-2665
Fax (306) 787-5822
Email john.edwards2@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1540 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
William Hawkins, Executive Director

Building Standards and Licensing Branch

Phone (306) 787-4517
Fax (306) 798-4172
Email William.Hawkins@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 100 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
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5. Forms and publications

You can find all publications and forms for this ministry in the Publications Centre.
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6. Legislation

The following acts and regulations are administered by the Ministry of Government Relations:

* Not available online, please contact the Queen's Printer

The following acts and regulations are administered by the Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs:


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7. News releases

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