Eviction Prevention

Eviction prevention training for housing and homelessness workers to prevent housing loss and support housing stability.

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Evictions are an ever-present threat for many households in Canada. They can have serious and long-term impacts especially for people with low-income and other vulnerable households. Eviction prevention is a broad set of programs, policies, interventions and strategies to keep people in their home and prevent them from entering homelessness. 

Participants will learn about the importance of understanding evictions, the evictions process and available resources and supports. Service providers will learn how to proactively support those at risk of eviction to prevent loss of housing. Eviction prevention is one part of an overall strategy for homelessness prevention and housing stabilization.

What you’ll learn:

  • How the eviction process works and opportunities for intervention
  • Laws and legislation for landlord-tenant agreements
  • Resources to educate and support at-risk households
  • Eviction prevention practices such as rent assistance
  • Policies to address housing supply and rent controls
  • Innovative eviction prevention programs

The training includes practical resources for tenants and service providers.

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  • 4 Lessons
  • 11 Topics
  • 4 Quizzes
  • Certificate of Completion


Instructional Design by Karen Bosworth, COH.


Eviction prevention is one of the five pillars of the COH’s prevention framework. Poverty and the lack of affordable housing are the primary structural factors leading to nonpayment of rent and eventual eviction. Eviction is often identified as a root cause of homelessness. Homelessness prevention strategies often focus on eviction prevention and housing stabilization.

Gaetz, S., Schwan, K., Redman, M., French, D., & Dej, E. (2018). Report 4: Eviction Prevention for Youth. A. Buchnea (Ed.). Toronto, ON: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press.

This report is part of a series of six reports drawn from:

Gaetz, S., Schwan, K., Redman, M., French, D., & Dej, E. (2018). The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness. A. Buchnea (Ed.). Toronto, ON: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press.