Media Release: Smiths Falls’ Housing Advisory Committee hosts virtual workshop on tenant rights

Sept. 23, 2021

Smiths Falls to host virtual tenant rights workshop on Oct. 1

The Town of Smiths Falls’ Housing Advisory Committee is organizing a Tenant Rights Virtual Workshop to be held on Oct. 1. The workshop will help inform tenants of their rights and responsibilities under relevant provincial legislation, and ensure they are aware of how to access legal services in the community.

The Housing Task Force was prioritized in the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan as a means of identifying priority short term and long term strategies to advance affordable housing availability and options in Smiths Falls. In 2021 Council adopted the committee’s Housing Report that included 17 recommendations for actions to advance affordable housing in the community.

The virtual workshop will be held over Zoom on Oct. 1, 2021 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Linda Tranter, a lawyer from The Legal Clinic in Perth will be discussing:

Those interested in attending the virtual workshop may register by contacting Brianne Harper at bharper@smithsfalls.ca to have a link sent to them to access the session. This workshop will also be livestreamed over the following channels:

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For more information please contact:

Kerry Costello
Clerk
Town of Smiths Falls
77 Beckwith St. N.
Smiths Falls, ON
K7A 2B8
613-283-4124 ext. 1102
kcostello@smithsfalls.ca