Government of Alberta

Ministry of Community and Social Services - Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence

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.

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 (Province-Wide)
780-644-9992 (Edmonton)
Web Site
Service available in over 100 languages.
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Provincial Government
Last Updated On
September 10, 2020