Preparing for Reopening

Preparing for Reopening: A Conversation for Managers and Administrators

Successful reopening requires the leadership of Managers, Human Resources Administrators, and Executive Directors. As we anticipate our doors opening to clients in the coming months, and as we welcome staff back into physical office spaces, how can leadership best prepare? 

Join EYET as we facilitate a conversation specific to decision-makers in the Housing Sector to share ideas and strategize best practices for prioritizing safety and adapting organizational structures to reintegrate our services into the community.  

This conversation will ask:

  • How must we shift our physical spaces to adhere to social distancing rules?   
  • What does client interactions look like? 
  • How do we continue to support workers working remotely? 
  • What tools exist to support remote work?  
  • What are the safety measures needed, and how will they be supported? 

Event Details:

Date / Time: Thursday, May 21, 2020; 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm 
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Date / Time: Friday, May 22, 2020; 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm 
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Date / Time: Friday, May 22, 2020; 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm 
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For more information contact: Savhanna Wilson at savhanna@eyetfrp.ca or Thania Valle, at  thania@eyetfrp.ca.

Above events are virtual sessions taking place on Zoom.  Registered participants will gain access to the event via a “Join” link (Zoom is compatible with PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android devices). 

If you are not familiar with Zoom, please join our Tech Orientation session at 11:50 am – 12:00 pm, ten minutes before each event. 

Community Conversation

Community Conversation: Adapting our work during COVID-19 pandemic 

How has COVID-19 shifted the ways in which we deliver housing help services? What strategies for adapting service delivery are housing professionals across the sector developing for doing this work? 

Join EYET as we facilitate a community conversation, for housing professionals, to share skills and discuss these issues.  

This event will take place online to discuss:  

  • How has your work changed since social distancing rules?   
  • What are some of the barriers or limitations to supporting clients, and how have you dealt with them?  
  • How are your clients dealing with COVID-19?  
  • What are some of the ways you’re taking care of yourself?  

Event Details: Please choose one of the following sessions (only one registration per person)

Date / Time: Wednesday, May 06, 2020; 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm 
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Date / Time: Thursday, May 07, 2020; 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm 
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Date / Time: Friday, May 08, 2020; 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm 
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For more information contact: Savhanna Wilson at savhanna@eyetfrp.ca or Thania Valle, at  thania@eyetfrp.ca.

Above events are virtual sessions taking place on Zoom.  Registered participants will gain access to the event via a “Join” link (Zoom is compatible with PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android devices). 

If you are not familiar with Zoom, please join our Tech Orientation session at 11:50 am – 12:00 pm, ten minutes before each event. 

EYET Program Update

Licensed Child Care

Due to the current Provincial Ministerial Order relating to publicly-funded schools in Toronto, all EYET programs that operate within either Toronto District School Board or Toronto Catholic District School Board schools have been temporarily closed until further notice.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

EYET’s EarlyOn Child and Family Centres are currently not operating. We will provide updates as the situations evolve.

Housing Services

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID – 19) community response, the East York Housing Help Centre has temporarily suspended drop-in services at all of its locations, effective March 16, 2020 and until further notice.

For direct assistance contact us at:

Phone: 416 698-9306

E-mail: eyhhc@eyetfrp.ca 

All previously scheduled appointments will be
re-scheduled to phone or email follow-up.

To make an appointment for staff to be in touch with you by phone or
e-mail.

Please watch this space for further updates regarding EYET programs as they are made available.

Landlord Engagement Network Workshop

Landlord Engagement Network Workshop – Co-creating Strategic Solutions for Engaging with Landlords

Across the housing sector, landlord engagement has proved most challenging. The current private rental market has allowed rental prices to stay high. Join our Landlord Engagement Network interactive workshop to
collaboratively explore:
• What are the barriers to engaging with landlords?
• What does outreach and engagement look like in Toronto?
• What skills and strategies can we share from our collective experiences?
• How can successful strategies from other cities be adapted to Toronto?

Date / Time: Thursday February 27th, 2020 from 10:00 am. to 3:00 pm.
Location: The 519 (519 Church Street)

Click here for Registration and click here for more information or contact Savhanna Wilson at 647-259-9439 or savhanna@eyetfrp.ca

Life Skills Awareness in Housing Services

Life Skills Awareness in Housing Services

This workshop will look at the variety of life skills needed for clients to successfully search for and sustain housing. Participants of this workshop will learn to recognize skills necessary to promote self-sufficiency with an emphasis on budgeting and stress management. Cost: $90/per participant.

Eligibility: You must be employed by an agency or organization within Toronto.

Date/Time: Friday February 28, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Location will be in Toronto provided to participants upon registering)

Click here to download the registration form. E-mail completed form to thania@eyetfrp.ca Or fax to 416-686-8282. Payment by cheque must be received in full and in advance by Monday February 24, 2020

For more details click here for the Information sheet. or contact Thania Valle, Training Facilitator, at 647-259-9336 or thania@eyetfrp.ca.

Housing Help Services Certificate – Winter 2020

Housing Help Services Certificate (HHSC) – Winter 2020

This recognized training series – designed for housing workers – aims to improve housing services offered to homeless or at risk individuals by focusing on competent service delivery. The HHSC consists of 8 core topics covered during 6 in-class training days. Costs: $450 per participant.

Eligibility: You must be employed by an agency or organization within Toronto

Date/Time: Wednesday February 12th, 2020 to March 16th, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Location will be in Toronto provided to participants upon registering)

How to register:

Click here to download the registration form.

E-mail completed form to thania@eyetfrp.ca or fax to 416-686-8282

Payment by cheque must be received in full and in advance by February 5th, 2020

For more information about this workshop click here to download the information sheet

Mental Health Awareness in Housing Services

Best Practice SeriesMental Health Awareness in Housing Services

This workshop will focus on improving participants’ awareness of mental illness along with providing strategies and approaches for working with clients who might be facing these types of challenges. This workshop requires participants complete a pre-workshop assignment. Cost: $90/per participant.

Eligibility: You must be employed by an agency or organization within Toronto

Date/Time: Wednesday February 5, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Location will be in Toronto provided to participants upon registering)

How to register:

Click Here to download the registration form.

E-mail completed form to thania@eyetfrp.ca or fax to 416-686-8282

Payment by cheque must be received in full and in advance by January 31, 2020

For more information about this workshop click here to download the information sheet.

Landlord Engagement Workshop – Collecting, Using & Disclosing Personal Information

Through this interactive workshop, Landlords and Housing Professionals will learn the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants around the issue of privacy, and understand recent changes to laws around disclosure of tenants’ personal information.

A legal expert will explain the compliance requirements for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Ralph Thornton Community Centre – 765 Queen Street East, multi-purpose room – Toronto, ON M4M 1H3

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If you would like to distribute this workshop through your network. Click Here to Download our poster.

EYET EarlyON: Cosburn Open

Dear Families,

We are happy to announce the re-opening of the EarlyON Cosburn site as of Monday, September 16, 2019.Our new location is at 904 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, ON M4C 3G3 in the St. Luke’s Anglican Church.

Please join us at our NEW EarlyON site on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 12:00pm and Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.


For more information please contact us at 647-258-9791.