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Social Programs

The City of Regina provides programs and services that enhance the social well-being and quality of life of Regina citizens.

Affordable Programs

The City is committed to providing inclusive, affordable services and programs for all residents. We offer programs and incentives that help reduce financial barriers and make access to recreation, transportation and housing more affordable. 

Affordable Fun 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 Regina.ca/AffordableFun to find out more.

Bike Program

The Bike Program offers Regina residents and groups the opportunity to receive a free used bicycle. Bicycles will be given out in as is condition and may require repair. Applications for the program will be available again in March 2019.

If you have questions or require additional information, please call 306-777-7047.

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 Regina.ca/Fares to find out if you qualify.

Affordable Housing

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 Regina.ca/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.

Crime Prevention

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, consider calling 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 RegionRegina 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.

Graffiti Management

Regina’s Graffiti Management Program plans to eradicate 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 reginapolice.ca/resources/graffiti. 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.

Graffiti on City-owned Property

Contact Service Regina at 306-777-7000 or fill in the Online Service Request form so that City Staff can remove the graffiti before it becomes a neighbourhood issue.

To learn more about the Graffiti Management Program, contact the City at 306-777-7000.


Homelessness

The City of Regina, Service Canada external link iconCanada Mortgage and Housing Corporation external link icon (CMHC), and Saskatchewan Housing Corporation external link icon 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, Aboriginal organizations, youth, community members-at-large, the City of Regina, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services and the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.