George Jonas Freedom Award Dinner

The late George Jonas (1935-2016) was a prominent Hungarian Canadian author, journalist and columnist. A refugee who fled communist Hungary in 1956, George Jonas was drawn to Canada in no small part because of its heritage of freedom, which is a consistent and important theme in George Jonas’ writings.

To honour the legacy of George Jonas, and to promote the preservation of Canada as a free society, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has created the George Jonas Freedom Award, to publicly recognize an individual each year who has made a significant contribution to advancing and preserving freedom in Canada.

The George Jonas Freedom Award will be presented to its 2019 recipient on Friday, June 14, in Toronto.  The award ceremony will include a reception, a dinner, and a tribute to George Jonas, concluding with a keynote address from the recipient. Tickets will be available in January 2019. Check back here for details.

We welcome input on who should receive the 2019 George Jonas Freedom Award. Please email your suggestions to mkennedy@jccf.ca.

Click here to watch the full recording of the inaugural George Jonas Freedom Award Dinner, including remarks from the 2018 recipient, Mark Steyn. Photos of the event can be viewed via our Facebook page.