Micro Modules

  • Help Someone Who is Experiencing Abuse (10 min)
  • What is the Signal for Help? (5 min)
  • What is Gender-Based Violence? ( 10 min) 
  • How Can I Respond in a Supportive Way? (10 min)
  • Realities of Abusive Relationships (10 min)
  • How Do I Respond at Work? (10 min)
  • Final Scenario Time to complete (10 min)

Course Features

  • 7 Modules
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Free

Who is this course for?

  • Public

    We recommend this course for everyone 18 years or older

  • Signal for Help Responders

    Anyone who has signed up to become a Signal Responder or downloaded our Action Guide.

  • Employers

    Individuals, employees, employers, HR professionals

Course FAQ

  • I need assistance right now. What do I do?

    If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local emergency services (police, fire, ambulance).

    There are many services across Canada, and by province/territory, that can help someone being abused, including shelters, crisis lines, and counselling services. Many are free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many can provide help in many different languages.

  • What’s the Signal for Help?

    The “Signal for Help” is a tool created by the Canadian Women’s Foundation to help those experiencing gender-based violence. It’s a simple one-handed gesture (palm forward, tuck thumb, trap thumb) someone can use without leaving a digital trace to communicate they need someone to safely check in and support them.

    To learn more about the Signal for Help, visit our website or enroll in the course.

  • What’s gender-based violence?

    It is the types of abuse that women, girls, and Two Spirit, trans and non-binary people are at highest risk of experiencing. It can take physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, financial, or spiritual forms, and include things like threats, coercion, and manipulation.

    To learn more about gender-based violence, visit our website or enroll in the course.

  • What’s the best device to use?

    You can complete the course on any device: phone, tablet, or desktop computer. If you’re having browser issues, please try these troubleshooting tips.

    If issues continue after trying these tips, please contact us for additional support.