Water & Municipal Tax Affordability Programs
The City offers three programs to improve property tax and water utility affordability for low-income households with at least one senior citizens or person living with a disability. This helps senior citizens and persons living with a disability stay in their homes longer and makes access to safe drinking water more affordable.
Visit the Water& Municipal Tax Affordability Programs page to find out more.
Affordable Access Program
The City has hundreds of great recreation and leisure programs to choose from such as swimming, arts and crafts, and sport and fitness that help residents stay active and healthy. That’s why we offer reduced rates for our registered programs and Leisure Passes.
Visit the Affordable Access Program page to find out more.
Bus Discount Program
If you need help with public transportation, the City offers a monthly public transit discount pass. Eligibility is based on enrolment in a provincial assistance program.
Visit the Affordable Access Program page to find out if you qualify.
The City offers housing incentives programs for newly-constructed housing in certain areas of Regina and provides information to those seeking affordable home ownership.
Visit Housing for more information.
Graffiti & Crime Prevention
Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility. By working together, we can reduce crimes in our neighbourhoods. The Regina Police Service website has specific tips for businesses and homeowners to prevent crime, as well as information on programs such as Neighbourhood Watch, Crime Stoppers, and the Citizens on Patrol Program.
The City of Regina identifies public safety, security and crime prevention among its top priorities. Crime prevention begins in the neighbourhood where we live and it is up to each of us to ensure our community is a safe place to live, work and play.
City Workers at Your Door
If people come to your door saying they’re from the City, ask for their City of Regina identification BEFORE you let them in. Their photo identity card will show the employee’s name, department and staff number. As well, representatives of all public utilities (gas, electric power, cable TV, water) also carry photo ID.
If the person at the door refuses to produce his or her photo ID or acts in a suspicious manner, call the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 to make a report for informational purposes.
Housing Standards Enforcement Team
The Housing Standards Enforcement Team is made up of members from City of Regina Bylaw Enforcement, the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, Regina Police Service and the Regina Fire Department. The team has made a coordinated effort to improve housing standards in inner-city neighbourhoods.
The Housing Standards Enforcement Team takes complaints from as many as 60 sources (example: meter readers, tenants) and then sends representatives from each of the partner agencies who work together to assess the housing problem.
Regina’s graffiti management program plans to eliminate graffiti through education, engagement and enforcement.
For graffiti management to be effective, graffiti needs to be wiped out quickly whenever it appears. That’s why The Regina Community Standards Bylaw requires owners or occupants of property to remove all graffiti from their premises, including buildings, accessory buildings, dwelling units or structures.
Graffiti on Your Property
- Record: Take a photo of the graffiti vandalism as soon as you see it. The photo is critical to successful investigations by the Regina Police Service.
- Report: Report all incidents of graffiti damage to your property by calling the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500. You will be given instructions on how to submit information and the photo. Or go online to Regina Police. If you see a graffiti crime in progress, call 911.
- Remove: Remove graffiti from your property as quickly as possible. A quick response has been shown to prevent it from reoccurring.
The City of Regina, Service Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and Saskatchewan Housing Corporation are working together to raise awareness about homelessness and the need for affordable housing in Regina.
The City also works with community, non-profit and private sector organizations to encourage and promote affordable housing in Regina. The City is a member of the Regina Homelessness Committee, which encourages a coordinated community response to homelessness.
The Regina Homelessness Committee was created to encourage a coordinated response to community needs relating to homelessness, and to advise the federal government on funding requirements for local projects.
The committee is supported jointly by the City of Regina and Service Canada and consists of 15 representatives from community-based organizations, Indigenous organizations, youth, community members-at-large, the City of Regina, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services and the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.
For more on homelessness, visit Housing.