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. 

Landlord Engagement Network Workshop

Landlord Engagement Network Workshop – Understanding Month-to-Month Tenancies

In Toronto, when a residential tenancy lease expires and there is no new lease, the tenancy automatically becomes a month-to-month tenancy. The Ontario Residential Tenancies Act affords a number of rights to tenants, but there are some things that change when the standard lease has expired.  So what changes when a lease runs out and a tenant starts to rent on a month-to-month basis? What are the obligations of the tenant and the landlord, and how do those change?  

Join EYET as we invite a legal expert from the Don Valley Community Legal Services to learn about the differences between standard leases and month-to-month tenancies.

  • Understand what to do when a standard lease expires
  • Understand the pros and cons of continuing a tenancy in a month-to- month basis.
  • Decide if a month-to-month is right for you, and know how to request a new standard lease if desired.
  • Recognize the rights of both tenants and landlords in a month-to-month rental.
  • Understand the legalities of the Residential Tenancies Act in regards to a month-to-month rental agreement.

Eligibility: Open to tenants, landlords, and housing professionals across the sector.

Date / Time: Thursday, March 19, 2020; 6-8 pm
Location: Ralph Thornton Community Centre: 765 Queen Street East

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

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 for more information 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 Access

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Our Housing Worker can help you access affordable housing in Toronto. Our Services include:

  • Creation of tailored list of landlords to call
  • Help you apply for Housing Connections
  • Provide you resources on supportive or transitional housing options in Toronto


1:00 – 4:30 pm

Our Housing Worker can help you access affordable housing in Toronto. Our Services include:

  • Creation of tailored list of landlords to call
  • Help you apply for Housing Connections
  • Provide you resources on supportive or transitional housing options in Toronto

East York Housing Help

8:30am – 4:30pm

Our Housing Help Worker and Tenancy Support Specialist can help you:

  • Search for affordable private market rental housing
  • Identify and apply to various types of housing such as emergency shelter and subsidized, supportive and transitional housing programs
  • Assist with apply for a variety of different financial support programs such as Rent Bank, Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) and Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) and countless other programs
  • Work with you to solve problems with your landlord
  • Tell you what you need to know as a tenant
  • Work with you and your neighbours in your community
  • Help connect you to community resources and services

Please Note: The office is closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm