John Dagonas

For more than 35 years Mr. Dagonas has been active in the business areas of construction, beverage bottling, Event/Conference Centers, catering & hospitality and a leader in his field. He graduated from Ryerson Polytechnical University | Department of Civil Engineering and the Canadian Institute of Control Surveyors and has proven himself a leader in his field.

John has dedicated his life to serving others. While running a successful and well recognized construction company, John also helped with the construction and restoration of several Greek Orthodox churches, volunteering his time and providing his expertise as a consultant and even volunteer Project Manager on several occasions. Examples of his devotion to the community and commitment in helping others can be found in other leadership positions below:

Founding Member/Past President - Hellenic Heritage Foundation
Past President - Hellenic Canadian Federation
Former Chair - Hellenic Hope Center
Former Director - Hellenic Canadian Congress
Former Director – Hellenic Home for the Aged
Former Director - West Park Hospital
Former Director - National Bank of Greece
Founder/Past President - Federation of Aegean Islands
Founding Member/Past President - Restoration Association of Ontario
Past President - Athens Villa Non Profit Housing Corporation of Ontario
Canadian Coordinator - SAE World Council for Hellenes Abroad
Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarch

Mr. Dagonas continues to devote himself to the service of others and has received a number of awards and recognitions both within the Greek Community and beyond. Namely:

G. Kinney Memorial Award for Excellence - Concrete Construction Industry
Recognition Award for Volunteerism - Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretien
Humanities Community Service Award - Lt. Governor of Ontario, David C. Onley
The Archon Maestor Award - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholemew
CEGA Award for Philanthropy - AHEPA Toronto

In 2016, under John’s leadership, the Hellenic Heritage Foundation raised over $2 million in pledges to create a permanent Hellenic Studies Program at the University of Toronto, a program that had been unavailable at the university for over 10 years.