Social Services

Ministry of Social Services The Ministry of Social Services invests in positive outcomes for people in areas of income support, child and family services, supports for persons with disabilities and affordable housing. We work with citizens as they build better lives for themselves through economic independence, strong families, and strong community organizations.

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1. Information you might be looking for

Child Care Subsidy

Apply for a monthly subsidy that helps Saskatchewan families meet the cost of  licenced child care.

From Valley View to Something New

Find up-to-date information on the status of planning and transitions for the  individuals who currently reside at Valley View Centre (VVC)

Finding Adoption Services
Find information on the programs and services we offer to help with domestic adoption, assisted adoption, inter-country adoption, and post-adoption.
Financial Assistance

Apply for available programs that support low-income families in Saskatchewan.

Housing Programs

Apply for funding that is available for for low to moderate income households.

Services for People with Disabilities

Learn about services available to help with issues related to housing, income assistance, and other options available for people living with disabilities.

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2. Programs and services

Adoption Services

Find information on the programs and services we offer to assist with domestic adoption, assisted adoption, inter-country adoption, and post-adoption.

Child Protection
Have reason to believe a child is being abused? You are required by law to report suspected cases of neglect or abuse. Learn how to report your information.
Community Living Service Delivery
Ensure physical, emotional, and social needs are met, and that people with intellectual disabilities live and function as independently as possible within their own communities.
Foster Care
Learn about foster care and consider becoming a foster parent – complete the recruitment form on our website and submit it on-line.
Housing
Find out about funding for social housing, affordable home rentals, repairs, energy retrofit programs or homeownership options.
Services to People with Disabilities
Learn about assured income for people with significant and long-term disabilities or financial assistance for housing modifications to accommodate the needs of a person with a disability.
Services to Seniors
Apply for financial assistance if you live in a personal care home or supplement your income with the Seniors Income Plan.
Services to Youth
Are you a 16 or 17 year old in need of assistance? The Ministry of Social Services can provide assistance if you cannot return to live with your family for reasons of safety or due to other extenuating circumstances.
Status of Women
Learn about funding opportunities for women and families, annual key dates like Women’s History Month and International Day of the Girl.
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3. Ministers and managers

Hon. Donna Harpauer
Hon. Donna Harpauer, Minister

Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-3661
Fax (306) 787-0656
Email minister.ss@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address Room 303, Legislative Building, 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 0B3
Ken Acton
Ken Acton, Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-3491
Fax (306) 787-1032
Email ken.acton@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3V6
Bob Wihlidal, Assistant Deputy Minister, Disability Programs

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-7357
Fax (306) 787-1032
Email bob.wihlidal@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3V6
Andrea Brittin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Child and Family Programs

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-4909
Fax (306) 787-1032
Email andrea.brittin@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3V6
Don Allen, Assistant Deputy Minister, Housing Programs and Finance

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-4174
Fax (306) 787-1032
Email don.allen@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3V6
Tammy Kirkland, Assistant Deputy Minister, Income Assistance Programs and Corporate Planning

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-3573
Fax (306) 787-1032
Email tammy.kirkland@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3V6
Trish Alcorn, Executive Director, Communications

Communications

Phone (306) 787-0916
Fax (306) 787-8669
Email Trish.Alcorn@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3V6
Ken Kolb, Executive Director

Strategic Management Branch

Phone (306) 787-1338
Fax (306) 787-3650
Email ken.kolb@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3V6
Pat Faulconbridge, Executive Director, Status of Women Office

Status of Women Office

Phone (306) 787-7423
Fax (306) 787-2058
Email Pat.Faulconbridge@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3V6
Beverly Smith, Executive Director

Program Support

Phone (306) 787-1951
Fax (306) 787-6825
Email Beverly.Smith@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 9th Fl, 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3V6
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4. Forms and publications

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Children's Services Manual

Contains policies, standards and practice guidelines where the plan is to reunite the child with his or her family.

Transitional Employment Allowance Change Report

A form to report changes for: family size, address, assets, income changes, etc. 

Saskatchewan Assistance - Move Form

Completed by clients, before they move, to advise Ministry of change of address and shelter needs.

Child Protection - Child Abuse Record Check

Completed by individuals who require verification that they have not caused a child to be in need of protection.

Child Care Subsidy Application

Application for financial assistance to help low-income families pay approved licensed child care costs.

You can find all publications for this ministry in the Publications Centre.
 

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5. Legislation

The following acts and regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Services and are available in pdf format. The url links below are provided with the consent of the Queen's Printer for Saskatchewan pursuant to Government of Saskatchewan copyright policies. Printed copies of the legislation are also available through the Queen's Printer web site.

To order or subscribe, please visit www.qp.gov.sk.ca.  If you don’t have Adobe Reader on your system, you can download it for free.


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6. News releases

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