Why RENT for Housing Help Training?
RENT, as developed by Toronto's Housing Help Sector, has not only determined the essential skills for housing help services, but gets direct feedback from members to deliver training in emerging issues, delivered by local experts, so that housing workers can learn strategies which will immediately benefit their work.
RENT Training is available in person, with materials posted on line, and in some cases, videos of sessions are available on-line.
Training Opportunities offered by RENT include:
Monthly workshops on emerging issues and cross sectoral networking, so Housing Workers can keep current, and connect with other workers providing different services. RENT emerging issues workshops are designed with the housing help sector in mind, delivered by local experts in the topic.
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Housing Help Services Certificate:
Beginning November 2016, East York East Toronto Family Resources (EYET) will be launching a training certificate for professionals interested in gaining skills and competencies in the field of housing and homelessness. Practical and housing-specific, our training certificate will focus on 10 subject areas covered over 8 days of training, which are essential towards a sound understanding of relevant issues when working in the housing sector.
The Housing Help Services Certificate is a partnership initiative between East York East Toronto Family Resources (EYET) and Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC) and will offer candidates an enhanced curriculum, developed with key advisors, delivered by EYET Staff and sector and community leaders. This training certificate is a program of East York East Toronto Family Resources (EYET) funded by the City of Toronto.
Interested candidates are required to take 8 mandatory training days, which includes paying a tuition cost. Since this is a pilot of the Housing Help Services Certificate we will be asking participants for their detailed feedback throughout the training program.
Please Note: We are no longer accepting registrants for the Winter 2016/2017 session
For more information about the Housing Help Services Certificate contact Thania Valle at 647-259-9336 or email@example.com.
Mentoring and Job Shadowing:
RENT offers the networking opportunity for members to connect with others who are willing to offer job shadowing and mentoring. This type of connection provides an invaluable opportunity to learn about housing help in all of its varieties and clients they serve, and a crucial part of the peer learning network principles on which RENT was formed.
Onsite Housing Help Services Training:
Onsite training on the Housing and Homelessness Reduction Sector is offered by RENT free of charge to agencies where Housing is an element of the services offered.
The onsite training is aimed at assisting teams to further understand Housing Help Services and their role in promoting housing stability. The training is tailored to your organization's specific needs, and can include the following topics:
- What do housing professionals do?
- How do people access affordable housing in Toronto?
- What supportive or special needs programs exist?
- How do workers and programs help prevent eviction?
- Which specialized programs are important to know about?
- What to do to help a client facing eviction?
- How can I make effective referrals?
Other Training Opportunities:
RENT also posts a list of training offered by other organizations in the field that would be of interest to our membership. Upcoming conferences, seminars, workshops and lectures of interest to the housing sector are advertised along with a list and links to ongoing and regular training sessions.
By providing us with your contact information, you are joining the network.
By joining the network, you will be able to register online for monthly sessions; receive all announcements; receive seasonal e-bulletins; access colleagues through network; access mentors; post questions and issues; and participate in online discussions.
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