Jurij Klufas is the President and Founder of Entertainment Media Corporation (1979), and President and Founder of KONTAKT Ukrainian TV network (1992) where he is also Executive Producer. Jurij is also a founder of, and current Chair of the Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival (1997).
He received the Shevchenko Medal in 1999, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and the Cross of Ivan Mazepa in 2019.
Jurij is the father of two children, Sofia and Lidia. He was born in Nottingham, England and after a five year stint in Rome, Italy, now lives in Toronto, Canada.