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:

Housing Help Services Certificate:

East York East Toronto Family Resources (EYET) has recently launched a unique training certificate for professionals interested in gaining skills and competencies in the field of housing and homelessness. Practical and housing-specific, our training certificate delivers 8 full days of training, in class, and covers 10 subject areas, essential towards a sound understanding of relevant issues when working in the housing sector.

The Housing Help Services Certificate (HHSC) is a partnership initiative between EYET and Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC) and offers candidates an enhanced curriculum, developed with key advisors, delivered by EYET Staff along with sector and community leaders. This training certificate is a program of EYET funded by the City of Toronto.

HHSC candidates are required to attend all 8 training days, which includes paying a tuition cost. Taking the HHSC may be suited to housing professionals with less than 2 years' work experience in the field. Please register for a membership to access this training opportunity.

RENT Workshops:

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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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?
To find out more information or to book a trainer today please call the Training Facilitator at 647-259-9336.

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.


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