Education & Training

Sharing knowledge and tools, transforming lives.

About our education and training work

We believe that education and empowerment can transform lives. 

The Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR) offers intensive training workshops to renters, service providers, community workers and housing providers in Ontario. Our workshops cover the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act, Ontario Human Rights Code and eviction prevention strategies, and are designed to inform attendees about the right to housing, and how it can be protected and claimed.  

We work with community partners and offer training for:

  • Groups of renters, to increase their knowledge of their housing rights and learning how to assert them.
  • Service providers, to develop strategies to help their clients navigate housing challenges.
  • Community and front line workers, to assist them in using human rights strategies in their work with clients on rental housing matters.
  • Housing providers, to educate them about housing and human rights laws.

Training Programs: Ontario Housing Law and Tenants’ Rights 

CCHR offers the following trainings to communities across Ontario, which have been developed by experienced housing and human rights lawyers.

  • For Tenants: Know Your Rights

    Audience: Groups of tenants

    Length: 1 hour, including time for questions

    Delivery method: Online or in person

    Cost: Free, depending on availability

    Description: These trainings provide an introduction to Ontario housing law. Trainings are designed to be participatory and build on the audience’s existing knowledge.

  • For Service Providers: Housing Law Training

    Audience: Professionals who work with tenants

    Length: 1 hour, including time for questions

    Delivery method: Online or in person

    Cost: $250 virtual | $300 in-person

    Description: These trainings are intended for professionals who work with tenants and have some existing knowledge of housing law, and who are seeking to grow their knowledge about tenant rights to be better able to support their clients. The trainings are participatory and designed to build on the audience’s existing knowledge.

  • For Housing Workers: Intensive Training

    Audience: Professionals working in housing

    Length: 10.5 hours (3 modules, 3.5 hours each)

    Delivery method: Online or in-person

    Cost: Dependent on audience size and delivery method

    Description: This training covers key components of effective rights-based approaches to delivering housing, presented in an engaging, plain language format that includes interactive activities including breakout rooms and Q & As. Activities will draw on real experiences of housing workers and give attendees the opportunity to practice new skills gained.

  • For Housing Workers: Ontario Housing Law Certificate Program

    Audience: Professionals working in housing

    Length: 16 hours (8 modules, 2 hours each)

    Delivery method: Online or in-person

    Cost: Dependent on audience size and delivery method

    Description: This comprehensive training program is delivered in an engaging, plain language format that includes interactive activities including breakout rooms, scenarios, and question and answer formats. Activities will draw on real experiences of housing workers and provide attendees the opportunity to practice new skills gained.

  • Customized Trainings on Ontario Housing Law

    We are happy to provide a la carte training based on your needs. Our trainings are developed by experienced housing and human rights lawyers with a focus on best practices in legal education. The cost depends on the topic, audience size and delivery method.  

If you are looking for information about a specific legal problem, please contact our Tenant Services team.


For people outside of Ontario

If you are not based in Ontario and are interested in educational opportunities, we offer workshops on the right to housing from time to time. Join our mailing list below to stay informed about upcoming opportunities.

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