The Signal for Help was launched by the Canadian Women’s Foundation and is now being shared by partner organizations around the world.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation supports women, girls, and gender-diverse people through funding, research, advocacy, and knowledge sharing. A key area of their work is combating gender-based violence. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Women’s Foundation created the Signal for Help, a simple one-handed sign someone can use on a video call to silently show they need help and want someone to check in with them in a safe ​​​​​​​
To achieve this, Onlea designed and created a program of non-linear micro-courses. Learners can customize their learning from a menu of short modules that fit their busy schedules and meet diverse needs. 
The program is inclusive, fully accessible, and available in French and English, conveying quick and practical information through engaging scenarios with custom graphics. 
An optional final immersive scenario using our custom-built interactive tool allows learners to practice their new skills in a realistic but low-stakes environment.
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