ABOUT UNILEARNAL

ADVANCING DIVERSITY IN CANADIAN FILM & MEDIA

Welcome to UNILEARNAL, where we are dedicated to bridging the labor gap in the Canadian media industry by empowering Black youth with the skills and knowledge needed for entrepreneurship and employment. Through our impactful workshops and events, we strive to make a lasting impact on the professional landscape.

Our commitment extends beyond mere training; we actively contribute to workforce development, education, and advocacy programs within the Canadian media sector. At UNILEARNAL, we recognize the importance of cultivating and amplifying the distinct voices of young individuals, especially those from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities.

Our holistic approach to programming revolves around the powerful mediums of storytelling and media arts. We believe in fostering a sense of community, sharing valuable skills, and creating pathways for careers and education that transcend the boundaries of the media industry. By focusing resolutely on BIPOC communities, we aim to rectify the lack of diversity both on Canadian screens and within the broader media landscape.

our story

Founded in 2019 within the heart of Ottawa, UNILEARNAL emerged as a dynamic force, ignited by the passion and vision of two remarkable Black youth, Anne Moreau and Fitch Jean. Their journey began with a simple yet profound goal: to shed light on the narratives that history had left unexplored and voices that had long been silenced.

The story of UNILEARNAL is one of empowerment, driven by the recognition of a vital need. With a shared determination to showcase the stories that often go unknown or overlooked, Anne and Fitch embarked on a journey that would alter the landscape of education and representation.

Initially conceived as a single project, “28 Moments of Black Canadian History” was the genesis of UNILEARNAL’s impact. The initiative was a beacon of educational transformation, dedicated to bridging the knowledge gap surrounding Black Canadian history. The twenty-nine episode series, a labor of love and dedication, surpassed all expectations. It resonated deeply with audiences, unveiling the rich tapestry of Black Canadian heritage while dismantling the barriers of ignorance and misconception.

As the final episode of the series aired, Anne and Fitch were confronted not with an end, but with a new beginning. The overwhelming response reaffirmed their conviction that this journey was far from complete. UNILEARNAL was born from the spark of this realization, a vessel to continue closing the knowledge gap and amplifying unheard voices.

UNILEARNAL’s origin story symbolizes resilience, innovation, and the strength of unity. Through their unwavering commitment, Anne and Fitch demonstrated that even a seemingly small initiative could kindle a movement of transformation. Today, UNILEARNAL stands as a testament to the power of youth-led initiatives, illuminating pathways to empowerment, representation, and a more inclusive world.

why us.

Our approach hinges on 3 essential pillars

community building

We recognize that progress is best achieved when we stand united. UNILEARNAL creates an inclusive community where individuals can connect, share experiences, and derive strength from one another. By fostering a supportive environment, we embolden our participants to embrace their identities and voices with confidence.

career & EDUCATION

Empowerment goes hand in hand with opportunities. UNILEARNAL is dedicated to guiding participants toward sustainable careers and educational avenues. We believe that by nurturing their potential, we contribute to a more inclusive media industry and, consequently, a richer cultural tapestry.

SKILL CULTIVATING

Our programs extend beyond mere education; we facilitate skill-cultivating that nurtures creative abilities, technical know-how, and critical thinking. Through workshops, mentorship, and hands-on experiences, we equip young talents with the tools they need to make an impact in the media landscape.

support us.

Help us a build together