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.

Upcoming Courses

OW office @ 136 Bayfield St, Barrie January 9th, 11th, 13th 12pm – 4pm Open Course Brochure
OW office @ 136 Bayfield St, Barrie January 16th, 17th, 19th 12pm – 4pm Open Course Brochure
OW office @ 136 Bayfield St, Barrie February 6th, 7th, 9th 10am – 3pm Open Course Brochure
OW office @ 9226 County Rd 93, Midland February 21st, 22nd, 24th 12pm – 4pm Open Course Brochure


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