Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence

Government of Alberta - Ministry of Seniors, Community, and Social Services

Search Agency Service

Description
Allows victims of family violence to end a residential tenancy agreement without financial penalty.

Service provides:

  • the opportunity for tenants to end their tenancy agreement without financial penalty by getting a certificate confirming they are victims of domestic violence

Tenant is required to give at least 28 days notice to their landlord and is still required to pay rent during this notice period.

Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • tenants named on a rental agreement with a landlord
  • whose safety, or the safety of a dependent child or dependent adult in the home, is at risk if the tenancy continues
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre
  • drop in to your local Alberta Supports Contact Centre
  • or visit website for more information

Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-877-644-9992 (Alberta Supports Contact Centre - Province-Wide)
Telephone
780-644-9992 (Alberta Supports Contact Centre - Edmonton)
Web Site
https://www.alberta.ca/safer-spaces-certificate
Email
scss.saferspaces@gov.ab.ca
Languages
English - Service available in over 100 languages.
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
April 5, 2024
Hours of Operation

Telephone line hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM to 7:45 PM.

Alberta Supports Contact Centre hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM.

Closed statutory holidays.