RentSmart Certificate Course

The RentSmart Certificate course is a housing education workshop for anyone having a difficult time finding or maintaining their housing. Whether there are struggles finding a new home, you’re going through an eviction, looking to learn more about rights responsibilities as a tenant and for the landlord, or having a tough time making rent, this course may be for you. RentSmart can help by giving you the skills and knowledge needed to overcome these challenges. The course also delves into the following housing topics.

Maintenance do’s and don’ts

Meeting a landlord’s interests

Preventing and addressing problems with roommates and neighbors

Accessing community resources like financial assistance and affordable housing

Housing search skills

Landlord responsibilities and expectations

Preventing an eviction and understanding the eviction process

Budgeting and keeping housing affordable

Housing safety


After completing the course, you will receive the RentSmart Certificate of completion. This certificate can be used in place of or in addition to a reference by demonstrating to landlords that you have invested time in learning how to be exceptional tenant.

New Courses will be announced shortly; Please check back soon.

Upcoming Course: April 11/12, 2024
  Ontario Works Office
136 Bayfield St., Barrie, ON
  April 11-12, 2024  9am – 2pmOpen Course Brochure


To register please fill out the form below or contact the Housing Associate at 705-739-0485 or