RentersEd is currently available in three delivery models.

Navigating the World as Renter - Panel Discussion

(75 Minutes)

Moving out is a big change, it is important to be ready for this change!

Navigating the World as a Renter provides students with the practical information they need to be a successful tenant. Join us for an informative panel discussion on tenant-landlord rights, and responsibilities. Learn about the Life Cycle of a Tenancy, and the skills needed to be a good roommate, neighbour, responsible community member and valued tenant.

This panel discussion is ideal for students in grades 9-12, college or university, or youth 15 years and older enrolled in community programs.


RentersEd Essentials

(3-hour)

Do Not Wait to Be Evicted!

RentersEd Essentials will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be a successful tenant. It will also help you identify, and overcome any barriers you may experience in finding safe, affordable, and stable housing. During this three-hour program, you will explore:

  • What you need to know before renting

  • How to submit a strong rental application

  • Life of a Lease: The ins and outs renting

  • Landlord-Tenant roles and responsibilities

  • Budgeting, communication and problem-solving skills

  • ABC’s of pest control

  • Safety and security tips for your rental

  • Repairs and maintenance do’s and don’ts

This program is ideal for anyone/group experiencing housing transition:

  • Homeless to supportive housing to independent living

  • Youth ageing out of care

  • Students

  • Newcomers and Refugees

  • Seniors

  • Any individual experiencing barriers to housing stability

  • Any individual with limited or no rental experience or history


RentersEd Certificate Program

(12-hour)

Join us as we take an in-depth look at the Life Cycle of a Tenancy. Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to:

Identify your rental housing needs vs wants

  • Develop a spending plan to manage housing affordability and stability

  • Understand the rental application process, types of leases, lease signing, and sub-lets

  • Understand common barriers to housing (affordability, no references, no credit or poor credit, unemployed or low-employed, and discrimination)

  • Understand landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities

  • Build communication skills needed to develop a good relationship with your landlord, neighbours, and roommates

  • Understand the potential causes for eviction/homelessness and how to avoid them

  • Identify community resources and assistance programs that may help you in your tenancy


This program is ideal for anyone/group who wants to learn and sees a need to develop their housing readiness skills, and can be delivered in six 2-hour sessions, four 3-hour sessions, or two full-day sessions.