Toronto employment and human rights lawyer Bay Ryley is having early success with a program that uses personable animation to deliver an impactful message to help North American employers scrambling to train staff about sexual harassment.

Ryley, founder and president of Ryley Learning, recently landed two major clients with hundreds of employees, Dentsu Aegis, a multinational media network and FreshBooks, a cloud-based accounting software company.

“Both clients see the potential of the online program to deliver meaningful, effective and consistent training to large groups of diverse employees in different locations,” Ryley tells

The real power of Ryley Learning’s e-course on sexual harassment prevention is in the stories it tells, says John Stockwell, chief talent officer at Dentsu.

“Through the four episodes our employees are introduced to different characters and different points of view that help get at the nuances of these complicated workplace issues,” he says. “The animated narratives are engaging and thought-provoking, exactly the kind of training we want for our employees.”

As originally published on Advocate PR Ltd.