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Rent Smart

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FOR TENANTS

BRITISH COLUMBIA

RentSmart Certificate

Tenant Education Courses

This course uses a lifeskills approach that gives participants the confidence and know-how to achieve and maintain a successful tenancy. Once completed, participants will receive a certificate that is recognized by many housing providers and tells landlords that you are a knowledgeable and skilled tenant.

Free

*all courses are a blend of online self-paced & live virtual meetings, until
further notice.

Seats are limited.

It’s a fun and interactive way to learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. You’ll learn: budgeting, communicating effectively with your landlord and neighbours, and tips on how to take care of your home.

“This course covers many aspects of renting that most people would not consider

– until they have to face them head on. It offers insights that could greatly benefit people new to the province or first-time renters, providing them with the tools to navigate the rental market with confidence.”

-RentSmart Certificate Graduate

CALGARY

RentSmart Basics

Tenant Education Courses

**DETAILS OF THE NEXT COURSE is COMING SOON!**

This 3-hour course covers the ‘3 Keys to Successful Tenancies’ to help participants learn important tools to understand what it means to have a successful tenancy: Paying Your Rent, Peaceful Enjoyment, and Looking After Your Home.

The course has specific adaptations to meet the needs of:

  • Youth
  • Immigrants and refugees
  • People experiencing mental health and addictions
  • Seniors

Free

*courses are a blend of online self-paced & live virtual meetings, until
further notice.

For Calgary tenants only. Seats are limited.

This includes a reference handbook and is a very interactive session. Tenants who take RentSmart Basics do not receive the RentSmart Certificate but they do learn the foundational basics of renting.

FOR PROFESSIONALS

For Professionals who work in supportive roles with tenants

Rent Smart Foundations

This is an interactive live course for service and housing providers who work with vulnerable individuals, to build their skills and knowledge of tenant rights and responsibilities, to improve housing stability in your communities.

These courses are filling up quickly – register now!

*All courses are online until further notice

Rent Smart Foundations

This new course has been specifically designed for those who work in supportive roles with tenants to better understand and navigate residential tenancy matters. It’s based on the success of our RTA pilot project in 2020-21.

Our focus is to increase the knowledge, confidence, and skills of participants through practical and participatory tenancy curriculum.

Topics include: Privacy and Human Rights legislation, Legal/illegal fees, Tenancy agreements, Affordability, Roommates, Maintenance responsibilities, Evictions, Rent increases, Dispute resolution, and more!

#211-611 Discovery Street
Victoria, BC V8T 5G4

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