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Our Goal

Creating Community Well-Being Through Housing Education + Support
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The 2022 RentSmart Educator Training Dates Are Up!

Are you a social service provider or work for a non-profit organization who supports individuals in need of housing stability?

RentSmart Education + Support Society (RSESS)

Who we are

ABOUT US

RentSmart© Education builds capacity and is empowering. Being a tenant is not an innate skill but is a combination of a number of different skills that can be learned: legal rights and responsibilities, financial management, communication and maintenance skills. Tenants, landlords and community organizations all benefit from RentSmart© Education and knowledge.

OUR IMPACT

Our intention is to increase the delivery of our in-demand, high-quality tenant education courses and increase participants knowledge, skills + confidence to achieve and maintain appropriate housing.

We Work With

Educators

BENEFITS TO BECOMING AN EDUCATOR

Rent Smart is delivered by many organizations and housing providers. Our principles of empowerment and never mandating education meets principles of consumer choice and self-determination, client-driven supports, and providing supports that can be accessed regardless of housing form. We find that for people exiting homelessness, RentSmart Basics is the best 'fit'. The RentSmart Certificate program works as people are moving along the housing continuum to more independent living.

Tools  We have tools to support you.

Resources  Resources to support course delivery.

Rent Smart Certification  Rent Smart Certification for participants.

RentSmart Educator
Deliver the RentSmart program and training in your community

Become a Certified Community Educator

"RentSmart education has helped landlords and future tenants have more knowledge and understanding.

It allows them to give those a chance to be housed and stay housed. It gives my clients hope.”

– RentSmart Educator

"The knowledge I gained in the course was incredible.

It helped me get the new place I live in now – and have been here for about 3 years.”

– RentSmart Certificate Graduate

Rent Smart Organizations
We Work With

Organizations

BENEFITS FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Rent Smart is delivered by many organizations and housing providers. Our principles of empowerment and never mandating education meets principles of consumer choice and self-determination, client-driven supports, and providing supports that can be accessed regardless of housing form. We find that for people exiting homelessness, RentSmart Basics is the best ‘fit’.

The RentSmart Certificate program works as people are moving along the housing continuum to more independent living.

Tools  We have tools to support you.

Resources  Resources to support course delivery.

Rent Smart Certification  Rent Smart Certification for participants.

Want to discuss how we can work together?

Get In Touch with us

Topics we can discuss:

How rental education can support your clients.

Why an ongoing subscription is an ideal solution for your organization.

How Rent Smart can support your organizational goals.

RentSmart In Action

Latest Projects + Innovation

Being community leaders in the rental education industry, it’s important that we stay true to our mission of transforming lives through rental education, by means of developing current + relevant training to ensure impact is made within our communities.

OUR IDEAS

We develop timely solutions to expand our tenancy education through our programs + collaborations.

OUR RATIONALE

We recognize that in order for progress, there must be innovation. 

A Rent Smart Collaboration

Calgary Rent Smart
2021-22 Program

with The City of Calgary Home Program

The 2021-22 program offers Calgary tenants, Housing and other service providers a range of free tenant education resources for renters, and those supporting tenants. In consideration of COVID-19, all programs are offered online.

Rent Smart

Foundations

Building knowledge and skills for BC community support providers and organizations who support tenants and housing stability.

The Foundations course is born out of a well-identified need for those who work in supportive roles with tenants to better understand and navigate residential tenancy matters. Based largely on our successful RTA pilot project in 2020, we have developed the Foundations course.
Our focus is to increase the knowledge, confidence, and skills of participants through practical and participatory tenancy curriculum.
A NEW RentSmart Region

NUNAVUT Territory

Atuqtuatsiarniq Iglulirijikku,nit
(the name of this project in the Inuktitut language)

Rent Smart has taken on its first customized tenant education project with the Government of Nunavut-Nunavut Housing Corporation. This project is in partnership with Ilitaqsiniq-Nunavut Literacy Council and led by an advisory council of Nunavut stakeholders.

This is an exciting and challenging project and we look forward to sharing more as it is developed.

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