Resources Exist for Networking and Training (RENT)

Are you a housing professional, community advocate, landlord, tenant, or local resident interested in learning more about current housing and homelessness issues in Toronto? Check out the links below.

EYET’s Sector Support Team delivers a range of professional development workshops and training programs open and accessible to housing professionals across the GTA. Each training and community engagement session offers collaborative learning opportunities, community connection and networking, and the development of skills that housing professionals can employ in their immediate work.

We offer

The following are upcoming community-based training and events for those in the housing profession, including landlords.  If you would like to add to our training and events page,  please email us. Please join us on Facebook for even more resources.

Welcome to the Toronto Homelessness Workspace Resource area. This is where you’ll find information and tools that are useful to housing professionals, housing advocates, landlords, and tenants.

Do you have feedback or a resource you would like to share with the community? Send us an email; training@eyetfrp.ca

You can call our office at 416-698-9306 or email for more information.

If you are seeking assistance for the Toronto Rent Bank Program, please call 416-397-7368 (RENT).  Please do not contact the Housing Help Centre. Thanks!

Covid Resources

  1. COVID 19 New Housing Related Resources
  2. Social Planning Toronto – Housing Supports, Income/Financial Supports (plus more)
  3. COVID-19: Mental Health Resources
  4. City of Toronto – COVID-19: Tenants & Property Owners (Information Hub)
  5. CLEO – Steps to Justice – Updates on housing law (including evictions and rent, and safety and privacy)
  6. Eviction Prevention Guidelines – CERA
  7. Income Support Programs
  8. City of Toronto Planned Upgrade to Centralized Waiting List Application Portal

Housing Resources

  1. What is Housing Help?
  2. Meeting in the Middle: Engagement Strategy & Action Plan (SSHA)
  3. Rental Housing Checklist: For Landlords, Housing Workers and Tenants
  4. Housing Search Checklist: Housing Professionals
  5. Housing Stability Service Planning Framework 2014 to 2019 (City of Toronto)
  6. Housing Professional: What can Housing Professionals do for you
  7. Eviction prevention Framework (City of Toronto)
  8. Good Practices for Housing Professional in the Rooming House Sector
  9. Rooming House Q and A: Frequently Asked Questions for Housing Professionals and Landlords
  10. Housing and Health: Unlocking Opportunity (City of Toronto)
  11. Helping People on OW and ODSP: A Resource for Toronto Housing Professionals
  12. Renting in Canada (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC))
  13. Helping People on OW and ODSP: A Resource for Toronto Housing Professionals
  14. Housing Help Followup: Follow up for Tenancy Support
  15. Services in Support of Housing Stability
  16. Rental Listings Websites: East York Housing Help Center Resource
  17. Housing TO 2020-2030 Action Plan
  18. Eviction Prevention Guidelines – CERA
  19. EYET Community Conversation Resources
  20. Video: LTB Mediation – Landlord Engagement Workshop for Eviction Prevention
  21. Video: Community Mediation and Conflict Management – Landlord Engagement Workshop for Eviction Prevention
  22. Video: Roommates and Leases – Landlord Engagement Workshop for Eviction Prevention
  23. Video: Ending a Tenancy Early – Landlord Engagement Workshop for Eviction Prevention

Best Practice Features for Housing Professionals

  1. Service Partnerships: Best Practices in Service Coordination
  2. Health and Housing: Cross-Sector Collaboration Best Practices Feature
  3. Harm Reduction and Housing: Best Practice when working with Drug Users
  4. Housing First: Best Practice for Housing Workers
  5. Housing Stability Service Planning Framework 2014 to 2019 (City of Toronto)
  6. Renting in Canada (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC))

Resources For Landlords

  1. Landlord Engagement Network Working Groups
  2. The Landlord Engagement Toolkit: A Guide to Working with Landlords in Housing First Programs (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  3. Housing Stabilization: Housing Help Follow up
  4. Rental Unit Affordability
  5. Rooming Houses: Best Practices for Landlords
  6. Simplified Landlord Checklist : Collecting the Rent Checklist
  7. Simplified Landlord Checklist: Electrical Safety
  8. Simplified Landlord Checklist: Fire Safety
  9. Simplified Landlord Checklist_ Human Rights and Rental Housing Checklist
  10. Simplified Landlord Checklist: Landlord and Tenant Board Notices and Applications
  11. Simplified Landlord Checklist: Landlord and Tenant Legal Responsibilities
  12. Simplified Landlord Checklist: Preparing for a Hearing at the LTB
  13. Simplified Landlord Checklist: RentSafeTO Requirements
  14. Landlord Engagement: Tenancy Screening and Standardized Lease
  15. Simplified Landlord Checklist: Vital Services
  16. Video: Before Renting Out Your Unit: What to Check For
  17. Video: Community Mediation and Conflict Management – Landlord Engagement Workshop for Eviction Prevention
  18. Video: Roommates and Leases – Landlord Engagement Workshop for Eviction Prevention
  19. LTB Mediation – Landlord Engagement Workshop for Eviction Prevention
  20. Video: Ending a Tenancy Early – Landlord Engagement Workshop for Eviction Prevention

Best Practices for Landlords

  1. Disputes and Harassment between Tenants: Landlord Connect Best Practice
  2. Pests in Your Rentals? What You Need to Know: Landlord Connect Best Practice
  3. Protect Your Investment Smoke and CO Alarms
  4. Renovations: Landlord Connect Best Practice

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Read the latest community news stories from Toronto and the surrounding area.  If you would like to contribute to grow our community news section, please email us.

Note:  Links below are redirects that will navigate you to the news source website taking you away from the Toronto Homelessness Workspace.

Toronto’s food banks are at ‘crisis levels,’ say authors of 2022 Who’s Hungry report
 
Toronto adds 1,000 spaces to shelter system as winter approaches
 
‘Everyone’s dream is to have a little white picket fence,’ Ford says while changing housing rules
 
‘We are tired’ of garbage and rodents, Mississauga tenants say. Now management’s raising rents

 

Toronto starting to wind down Esplanade shelter site, reduce spacing in other shelters to make more room

 

Minimum wage goes up in 6 provinces, but some advocates say workers need more

 

Ontario’s minimum wage went up. Here’s what you need to

 

93 per cent of Black real estate agents believe there is discrimination in Ontario’s rental process: OREA poll

 

Rent help and dental care: How will Trudeau’s proposed affordability plan work?

 

Trudeau announces first steps on dental care, boosts to housing benefit, GST credit – CBC News, September 13
Halifax woman wins legal fight against her landlord over pending eviction – Global News, September 12
 
Canada to launch 988 mental health crisis hotline in fall 2023. Here’s how it will work – Global News, August 31
 
Where to look for cheap rent in Canada, as prices soar, again – CBC News, August 16
 
Too Good To Go app reducing restaurant, grocery food waste now in Hamilton – Global News, August 11
 
‘Nobody should have to live on this’: ODSP recipients on calls to double payments – CTV News, July 28
 
Canada’s homeless population among the hardest hit by extreme heat – Global News, July 21
 
City of Toronto and Government of Canada supporting non-profit partners to rapidly deliver 260 new affordable and supportive homes in Toronto – City of Toronto, July 08
 
Ontario caps 2023 rent increase guideline at 2.5% due to rising cost of living – CBC News, June 29