As of January 1, 2018, landlords can no longer discriminate on the basis of age in Alberta. Changes to the Alberta Human Rights Act are now in force.

Rental buildings:

The changes mean rental buildings can no longer be designated “Adult only” or have age restrictions unless they are designed seniors-only (age 55+).


Condos with existing age-restrictions have been given a 15-year transition period while all new condos will no longer be able to discriminate on the basis of age unless designated seniors-only.

If you have questions about your right to accommodation for children in rental buildings, or to inquire about filing a human rights complaint for the denial of rental accommodation on the grounds of age please visit the Alberta Human Rights Commission website.

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