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Ministry of Government Relations

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Responsible for municipal relations and First Nations, Métis and northern affairs; enhancing the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people; and the administration of government's program for disaster assistance.

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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, fact sheets, informational workshops, election information, assessment, taxation and various guides.

Municipal Directory
Search for contact information for all Saskatchewan municipal offices. Maps of individual rural municipalities (RMs) are available by contacting that RM office.

Municipal Revenue Sharing
This is 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. 

Funding programs available to northern communities
These programs provide financial and technical assistance to northern communities, municipalities and settlements.

Land-use, subdivision and community 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 programs and initiatives
Programs and initiatives for Saskatchewan's First Nations and Métis people, including Community Initiatives and the Northern Development Fund.

Provincial Disaster Assistance Program
This program provides disaster assistance and financial aid for eligible citizens and businesses recovering from a natural disaster.

Building Standards
Learn about the building, accessibility and energy standards for the construction, renovation and the fire-safe operation of buildings in Saskatchewan.

Ministry of Government Relations YouTube videos
Visit our ministry's YouTube channel where you can watch videos on municipal infrastructure and municipal asset management.

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2. Plans and Annual Reports

Plan for 2020-21

The plan for 2020-21 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 Relations' 2019-20 Annual Report presents the ministry's activities and results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. 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, Métis and Northern Citizens
First Nations and Métis education and employment, community support, gaming, grants, land consultations, tax programs.

Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP)
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 and businesses recovering from a natural disaster, including floods, tornadoes and severe weather.

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4. Ministers and managers

Hon. Lori Carr
Hon. Lori Carr, Minister

Minister's Office

Phone 306-787-6100
Fax 306-787-0399
Email minister.gr@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address Room 30, Legislative Building, 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 0B3
Greg Miller
Greg Miller, Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone 306-787-1925
Fax 306-787-1987
Mailing Address 10th Floor, 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Sheldon Green, Assistant Deputy Minister, Municipal Relations

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone 306-787-5765
Fax 306-787-1987
Mailing Address 10th Floor, 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Giselle Marcotte, Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone 306-787-7405
Fax 306-787-1987
Mailing Address 10th Floor, 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Laurier Donais, Assistant Deputy Minister; Corporate Services, & Disaster Recovery

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone 306-787-8081
Fax 306-798-0270
Mailing Address 10th Floor, 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Jay Teneycke, Executive Director

Communications

Phone 306-798-6095
Fax 306-787-4181
Mailing Address 1420, 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Bonnie Chambers, Executive Director

Advisory Services and Municipal Relations

Phone 306-787-9641
Fax 306-798-2568
Email bonnie.chambers@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 10th Floor, 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
William Hawkins, Executive Director

Building Standards

Phone 306-787-4517
Fax 306-798-4172
Email william.hawkins@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 14th Floor, 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Ralph Leibel, Executive Director

Community Planning

Phone 306-787-7672
Fax 306-798-0194
Mailing Address 4th Floor, 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Jeff Markewich, Executive Director

Corporate Services

Phone 306-787-9415
Fax 306-787-4161
Mailing Address 14th Floor, 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Alethea Foster, Executive Director

Indigenous And Northern Relations

Phone 306-787-5176
Fax 306-787-6014
Email alethea.foster@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 2nd Floor, 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Susan Carani, Executive Director

Lands and Consultation

Phone 306-787-6681
Fax 306-787-6336
Mailing Address 6th Floor, 1855 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Brad Henry, Executive Director

Northern Municipal Services

Phone 306-425-4322
Fax 306-425-2401
Physical Address Room 2400, Mistasinihk Place, 1328 La Ronge Avenue,
Mailing Address Box 113, La Ronge, SK, Canada, S0J 1L0
Elissa Aitken, Executive Director

Policy and Program Services

Phone 306-537-3351
Mailing Address 15th Floor, 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 3T2
Grant Hilsenteger, Executive Director

Provincial Disaster Assistance Program

Phone 306-798-8470
Fax 306-798-2318
Mailing Address P.O. BOX 227, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 0B1
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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 Publications Saskatchewan

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

Read the ministry's most recent news releases

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