22nd Annual CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting
Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, ON
We invite you to join us at the 22nd annual 2019 CJFE Fundraising Gala when we honour individuals from Canada and abroad who have risked their jobs, their freedom or even their lives to bring us the truth. The 2019 Gala Chair is CBC’s Carol Off. The evening is co-hosted by CBC's Adrienne Arsenault and CTV’s Anne-Marie Mediwake. The evening includes a cocktail reception and dinner, award presentations, art exhibit sales, special guest appearances and video presentations on press freedom around the world.
Proceeds from the Gala directly support CJFE’s critical work. This includes:
- The Journalists in Distress Fund for emergency medical fees, temporary housing, relocation expenses and more to media workers whose lives are threatened for their work.
- Through our Canadian Issues Committee, advocating for stronger free expression rights and policies in Canada and abroad.
- Leading international campaigns to free unjustly detained journalists and free expression advocates around the world.
- Monitoring the evolving state of free expression at home