Child-free rental housing to be banned in Alberta


Hall of Fame Member
May 20, 2012
The Alberta government is introducing amendments to the Human Rights Act that propose to end adult-only rental apartments and houses as of Jan. 1, 2018.

Alberta is the only province that allows landlords to refuse to rent to people with children.

The amendment would end that by making age a prohibited ground of discrimination. It would mean age can't be a factor in providing goods, services and accommodation.

If the legislation is approved, new condominiums could no longer be considered adult-only.

Existing buildings would have 15 years to make the transition. The transition phase would apply to condo units that are rented out.

There would be some exemptions.

The government would allow seniors-only buildings for people 55 and older, though a future regulation would allow a younger caregiver to stay with a resident.

Programs to help disadvantaged people could still have age restrictions, such as employment programs to help Indigenous youth.

Child-free rental housing to be banned in Alberta under new bill - Edmonton - CBC News


Time Out
Mar 16, 2007
Red Deer AB
Kids next to crackheads, what could go wrong?

What about the places that require you have kids before an adult can be around kids?