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Social Services

Ministry of Social Services

The Ministry of Social Services supports vulnerable people and families as they build a better quality of life.

We help people with their immediate needs and provide supports for: families to safely care for their children, children and youth in care to be successful, people with disabilities to access community-based services, access to affordable housing, and income assistance to meet people’s basic needs as they work to become self-sufficient to the best of their abilities.

Together with Indigenous and community partners, we work to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients every day.


1. Information you might be looking for

Locate your Service Centre

Find out which Centre serves your community in Saskatchewan.

Financial Assistance

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

Housing Programs

Apply for funding that is available 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.

Child Care Subsidy

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

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.


2. Plans and Annual Reports

Plan for 2024-25

The plan for 2024-25 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 Social Services' 2022-23 Annual Report presents the ministry's activities and results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023. 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.


3. 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 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.

Financial Assistance Programs

Apply for available programs, such as Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS), that help low-income families in Saskatchewan.

Foster Care

Learn about foster care and consider becoming a foster parent – complete the recruitment form and submit it online.


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.


4. Ministers and managers

Hon. Gene Makowsky
Hon. Gene Makowsky, Minister

Minister's Office

Phone 306-787-3661
Fax 306-787-0656
Mailing Address Room 303, 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK, S4S 0B3
Kimberly Kratzig, Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone 306-787-3491
Fax 306-787-1032
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, S4P 3V6
Louise Michaud, Assistant Deputy Minister, Housing; President & CEO Saskatchewan Housing Corporation

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone 306-787-3450
Fax 306-787-1032
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, S4P 3V6
Devon Exner, Assistant Deputy Minister, Income Assistance Programs

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone 306-787-1383
Fax 306-787-1032
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, S4P 3V6
Tobie Eberhardt, Assistant Deputy Minister, Child and Family Programs

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone 306-787-4909
Fax 306-787-1032
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, S4P 3V6
Julianne Jack, Executive Director


Phone 306-787-4274
Fax 306-787-8669
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, S4P 3V6
Julene Restall, Executive Director, Income Assistance Program Service Design

Income Assistance Program and Service Design

Phone 306-787-2165
Mailing Address 1920 Broad Street, Regina, SK, S4P 3V6

5. Forms and publications

Top Downloaded Publications:

Children's Services Manual

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

Saskatchewan Assistance - Move Form

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

Child Care Subsidy Application

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

Code of Professional Conduct - Ministry of Social Services

The Code of Professional Conduct for Ministry of Social Services employees (effective April 1, 2016).

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


6. Legislation

The following acts and regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Services and are available in PDF format. The links below are provided with the consent of Office of the King's Printer pursuant to Government of Saskatchewan copyright policies. Printed copies of the legislation are also available through the Publications Centre.

To order or subscribe, please visit the Publications Centre. If you don't have Adobe Reader on your system, you can download it for free.

View a complete list of Ministry of Social Services documents


7. News releases

Read the ministry's most recent news releases

View All News Stories

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