Welcome to Regina!
Regina is vibrant and growing, the second-fastest growing city in all of Canada, boasting the highest rate of international immigration on a per capita basis. We are a culturally diverse city offering infinite opportunities for residents and visitors. Our parks and leisure facilities provide recreational activities for every season. Our museums, galleries, arts centres and performing arts spaces also contribute to our rich cultural scene. We have many unique shopping and dining opportunities to experience.
All in all, Regina is growing and will continue to prosper. That’s visible in the way we do business, strive to be leaders, and plan for the future.
City employees work diligently to provide safe drinking water, garbage collection, sewage treatment, road maintenance, fire protection and many other programs and services. The City of Regina strives to provide excellent customer service to residents and visitors through Regina.ca, Facebook and Twitter, our Service Regina call centre, and in person at our facilities.
Navigate through Regina.ca to learn more about this great community, the City of Regina and City Council.
Michael Fougere was elected as Regina’s 34th Mayor on October 24, 2012. He has a wealth of experience with municipal government, having served five terms as the City Council representative for Ward 4 in southeast Regina.
Mayor Fougere has led City Council forward on important files like homelessness, reconciliation, and economic development. During his tenure, the City has made significant progress on major infrastructure improvements, including the creation of the Residential Road Renewal Plan, the construction of a modernized, more efficient Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Regina Revitalization Initiative. This transformational multi-project initiative includes the construction and opening of Regina’s iconic new stadium, planning and design for a new neighbourhood that will be developed on the former CP Rail container yards north of the downtown, and the creation of a new neighbourhood on the former stadium site.
Mayor Fougere holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from St. Francis Xavier University and a Master’s of Science degree from the London School of Economics. He has lived and worked in several provinces, Asia and Europe, in the field of economic development.
The Mayor’s Housing Commission is responsible for guiding the City’s affordable housing initiatives, implementing the Comprehensive Housing Strategy and identifying and recommending practical ways to alleviate housing issues.
The Mayor’s Housing Commission was formed after Mayor Fougere hosted a Housing Summit in May of 2013, aimed at bringing together all orders of government and the public to exploring and finding solutions to housing issues facing Regina. The Summit helped create a greater understanding of housing needs, case examples, best practices and experiences from other jurisdictions and partners, and the Housing Commission was created to provide information and advice to the City as it works to address housing issues.
The Mayor’s Housing Commission is made up of nine members, including representatives from City Council, Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, the non-profit sector and private developers. The Housing Commission is tasked with guiding the City’s affordable housing initiatives and implementation of the Comprehensive Housing Strategy, as well as identifying and recommending for practical ways to alleviate housing issues, from rental, affordable housing to social and market housing. The Commission also gathers and distils information gathered at the Housing Summit to inform the City in addressing its housing needs, as well as working to identify gaps and constraints to housing growth.
"I Love Regina” is not just a slogan, but an emotion that drives all Reginans. It represents the heart citizens wear on their sleeves every day; sleeves rolled up in a constant and collective effort to make Regina the best it can be.
I Love Regina was initiated by the Mayor’s Office to change people’s attitudes and improve the city’s image here and across Canada. But those three little words have done so much more; they have changed Regina economically, culturally, socially, and environmentally.
I Love Regina was officially born on June 28, 2002 at the Conexus Arts Centre with a community pep rally. With more than 500 citizens in attendance, 150 new or returning residents were warmly welcomed to Regina. The pep rally was colourful, loud and proud featuring moving testimonials from community leaders and Regina’s newest boosters. They all spoke about the amazing quality of life Regina has to offer, and how the Queen City is truly second to none.
Our community brand, Infinite Horizons was built on the solid foundation created by I Love Regina. It is a reflection of the now positive outlook projected by Regina residents, and the momentum of our growing city. Infinite Horizons simply would not have been possible without the shift in attitude triggered by the I Love Regina initiative.
Because of I Love Regina we can boldly tell the world that yes, our horizons are infinite – come see for yourself. I Love Regina will have a larger presence in our community than ever before, and now with the alignment of the community brand and our internal pride campaign there will be more opportunities to celebrate our community.
Upcoming Meet & Greet Sessions
Mayor's Meet & Greet
Mayor's Office, City Hall
Residents have the opportunity to meet with Mayor Fougere to discuss any ideas, concerns or issues they wish to bring to his attention. The Meet & Greet will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mayor's office at City Hall.
Residents will meet with the Mayor on a first come first served basis. Residents are reminded that they must bring photo ID in order to receive a visitor’s pass to enter the City Hall tower. Mayor Fougere welcomes the opportunity to engage with residents and looks forward to the feedback they will provide.
You can invite the Mayor to your next event or meeting, request written greetings or congratulatory messages, or request a proclamation. Please provide as much notice and information as possible.