WHAT IS UNLEARN.?

unlearn. is a powerful tool that challenges individuals to think about their unconscious biases.

WE EDUCATE

Our workshops help participants to explore various equity issues and examine how they can be reinforced by the media, their experiences and their relationships.

WE'RE A HUB​

We have created a resource developed to help educators and managers create a path to identity and eliminate discriminatory practices. We strive to empower everyone to have transformational dialogue about equity and human rights.

PROGRESSIVE DESIGN​

We create thought-provoking designs and workshops that provoke thought and inspire positive change around important social issues and strives to start global dialogue.

ABOUT US

Team unlearn.

Abhi Ahlu

Founder & CEO

With Sikh roots in Punjab, India, Abhi was born in Leicester, United Kingdom to parents born and raised in East Africa Uganda.  In 1974, Abhi’s family emigrated to Canada and settled in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Abhi Ahluwalia is the founder of unlearn. Abhi is also the co-founder and past president of YOUCAN, Youth Canada Association. YOUCAN is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to building a culture of peace among youth.  Abhi is the recipient of the Lincoln M. Alexander Award and the Anne and Ed Mirvish Achievement Award which recognizes individuals that have made a significant and innovative contribution towards eliminating racial prejudice and discrimination in our society.

Lakhdeep Singh Dhaliwal

VP of Equity Education

Upon completion of a Master’s Degree in Education, Lakhdeep went on to become certified as an International Language Instructor and has held various positions in academia such as Language Assessment Officer, College Instructor, and IELTS Examiner.

Lakhdeep also has a passion for front line leadership in the field of Human Rights, Equity & Diversity. He has worked with YMCA Canada, Halton Multicultural Council, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. More recently, Lakhdeep has fully transitioned from instructor at Conestoga College School of Health & Life Sciences and Community Services to Vice President of Equity Education with unlearn. His servant leadership approach is inclusive and culturally aware; Lakhdeep is the recipient of a number of awards in the classroom and community arenas. He is a soccer fan, player and coach that is dedicated to the game and is known to break barriers using his head and his feet!

Carine Clemente

VP of Operations

Equity and inclusion are central themes in Carine’s life. During her career as an Environmental Engineer in companies such as Bosch, Unilever and Siemens, Carine was responsible for the implementation of management systems, stakeholder relations and team management. She had the opportunity to work with a number of different cultures while leading inclusive practice and policy. Aligning her professional and personal background; Carine currently works to support operations with unlearn. Her style is open and engaging. Carine is focused on breaking down barriers and encouraging critical thinking to inspire positive change.

With Sikh roots in Punjab, India, Abhi was born in Leicester, United Kingdom to parents born and raised in East Africa Uganda.  In 1974, Abhi’s family emigrated to Canada and settled in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Abhi Ahluwalia is the founder of unlearn. Abhi is also the co-founder and past president of YOUCAN, Youth Canada Association. YOUCAN is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to building a culture of peace among youth.  Abhi is the recipient of the Lincoln M. Alexander Award and the Anne and Ed Mirvish Achievement Award which recognizes individuals that have made a significant and innovative contribution towards eliminating racial prejudice and discrimination in our society.

Upon completion of a Master’s Degree in Education, Lakhdeep went on to become certified as an International Language Instructor and has held various positions in academia such as Language Assessment Officer, College Instructor, and IELTS Examiner. 

Lakhdeep also has a passion for front line leadership in the field of Human Rights, Equity & Diversity. He has worked with YMCA Canada, Halton Multicultural Council, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. More recently, Lakhdeep has fully transitioned from instructor at Conestoga College School of Health & Life Sciences and Community Services to Vice President of Equity Education with unlearn. His servant leadership approach is inclusive and culturally aware; Lakhdeep is the recipient of a number of awards in the classroom and community arenas. He is a soccer fan, player and coach that is dedicated to the game and is known to break barriers using his head and his feet!

Equity and inclusion are central themes in Carine’s life. During her career as an Environmental Engineer in companies such as Bosch, Unilever and Siemens, Carine was responsible for the implementation of management systems, stakeholder relations and team management. She had the opportunity to work with a number of different cultures while leading inclusive practice and policy. Aligning her professional and personal background; Carine currently works to support operations with unlearn. Her style is open and engaging. Carine is focused on breaking down barriers and encouraging critical thinking to inspire positive change.

Ravi Ladwa

Product Development & Production Coordinator

Ravi is a Pre-media Professional with over 15 years of experience in the Retail Print and Digital pre-media space. Previously working with Sleemans Brewery, Scholastic Canada, The Home Depot, Staples and The Hudson Company, Ravi has a keen eye and ear to the retail creative space. Ravi believes that we should all do our part in making this world a better place and standing up for equity and social justice.

Diana Aguilar

Graphic Designer

Diana is a graduate of Conestoga Colleges Graphic Design Advanced Diploma Program.

She is a Guatemalan born and raised creative that approaches every project with an open mind and with great enthusiasm. She’s passionate about design because it allows art and creativity to have purpose and opens up many channels of communication.

Mohammed Najarali

Communications Specialist

Mohammed is in his fourth year at the University of Waterloo, on pace to achieve a Bachelor of Arts and Business with a major in Legal Studies, as well as a minor in Political Science. He is passionate to leverage his knowledge in marketing and communication along with his passion for social justice in order to help achieve progressive change in society.

Ravi is a Pre-media Professional with over 15 years of experience in the Retail Print and Digital pre-media space. Previously working with Sleemans Brewery, Scholastic Canada, The Home Depot, Staples and The Hudson Company, Ravi has a keen eye and ear to the retail creative space. Ravi believes that we should all do our part in making this world a better place and standing up for equity and social justice.

Diana is a graduate of Conestoga Colleges Graphic Design Advanced Diploma Program.

She is a Guatemalan born and raised creative that approaches every project with an open mind and with great enthusiasm. She’s passionate about design because it allows art and creativity to have purpose and opens up many channels of communication.

Mohammed is in his fourth year at the University of Waterloo, on pace to achieve a Bachelor of Arts and Business with a major in Legal Studies, as well as a minor in Political Science. He is passionate to leverage his knowledge in marketing and communication along with his passion for social justice in order to help achieve progressive change in society.

Paul Smith

Web Developer

Paul is a Software Engineering Technology student at Conestoga College with a BA in Art History. He’s passionate about arts, technology and how those two spheres intersect in the digital realm. He believes that an openness to being wrong and healthy skepticism are the keys to a brighter future.

Chloe Acton

Social Media Specialist

Chloe is a fourth-year Psychology major at the University of Waterloo. She has a passion for social justice and the creative arts and is inspired by unlearn’s constant collaboration of the two

Teja Dosanjh​

Customer Experience Supervisor​

Working at unlearn. since 2018, Teja is responsible for processing orders and coordinating warehouse activities, seeking to complete customer satisfaction.

Paul is a Software Engineering Technology student at Conestoga College with a BA in Art History. He’s passionate about arts, technology and how those two spheres intersect in the digital realm. He believes that an openness to being wrong and healthy skepticism are the keys to a brighter future

Chloe is a fourth-year Psychology major at the University of Waterloo. She has a passion for social justice and the creative arts and is inspired by unlearn’s constant collaboration of the two.

Working at unlearn. since 2018, Teja is responsible for processing orders and coordinating warehouse activities, seeking to complete customer satisfaction.