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The Many faces of volunteering at HRH foundation

April 2018 - In honour of National Volunteer Week, HRH Foundation is proud to highlight a few of the many individuals who support Humber River Hospital Foundation with their time and energy. 


I Nominati “Difference Makers” - OMNI TV

November 2017 - I nominati "Difference Makers" dal Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) a Toronto che fanno la differenza nei percorsi di guarigione da malattie mentali.

"Difference makers" from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto that make a difference in healing pathways from mental illness.

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November 2017 - Every Canadian has a family member or friend affected by mental health. MP Francesco Sorbara rose in the House to acknowledge the work of  Hats On For Awareness to enhance the lives of not only those living with mental illness, and support the family members and friends of those affected by mental illness and addiction.



November 2017 - Cultivator of relationships, trailblazer and powerhouse in the growing awareness of mental illness, Enza Tiberi-Checchia has been named one of Canada’s Leaders in Mental Health by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

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2017 - On October 27, 2017, 1000 people came together at the Universal Event Space in Vaughan for a most memorable evening, The 9th annual Hatsquerade Gala. Hosted by Hats On For Awareness, guests were asked to wear a hat to show their support for those living with mental illness and addiction. The evening’s Emcee was the Z 103.5’s Tony Monaco joined by DJ Danny D who mixed the beats. Canadian Acts Jully Black and Honeymoon Suite absolutely rocked the stage with their live performances! 

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G987FM Grapevine Podcast

2017 - Enza joins Lawyer Michael Tibollo to talk Mental Health on Grapevine.



Caritas keynote - Enza tiberi-checchia, oct 22 2017

2017 - Celebrating the 29th annual Together Event in support of Caritas School of Life and My Second Home. Featured speaker, Enza Tiberi-Checchia was outstanding as she described her life journey dealing with mental health. Wonderful evening for all.


The Canvas within podcast - episode #1 Enza tiberi-checchia

2017 - On this inagural episode of The Canvas Within Podcast I speak to the Co-Founder of Hats On For Awareness Charity and Blogger Enza Tiberi-Checchia. We spoke about her journey through her mental health challenges, how our traumas can now be linked to our family genes, meditation as a tool for our mental health. We also get a look into Enza’s own canvas within as she opens up about herself.

Last but not least we talked about a crystal box that I noticed on her desk while talking to her, which ends up being a gift that she is trying to get to Prince Harry (who was visiting Toronto during our interview). She is using the hastag #getthisgifttoharry in a social media campaign in attempts to get this gift to him. Take a listen and find out exactly why this box is of such importance.

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Passages canada - Enza tiberi-checchia

2017 - I came to Canada at 5 yrs of age with my mother, father and sister. Within the first year of our arrival my brother was born. My grandmother lived with us untill I was 11. As a child I wanted to be a Canadian and ignore my Italian ethnicity. My name Vincenza became Vicki and I struggled with being accepted in the midst of mostly humiliating experiences with my classmates.

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Brilliant Minded Women - Charity of the Year Award 2016


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The Hello project - enza tiberi-checchia

2016 - "Feeling an obvious connection to everything, anything living. She is someone who feels deeply."

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ABODE MAGAZINE p.70-71 - Hats off to hats on

2016 - This is a year of self-discovery and advocacy for Enza, the dynamo behind Decorenza and co-founder of Hats on for Awareness.  This spring, Enza began a 12-month leave from Decorenza to devote more time to the cause and lobby for better access to treatment.

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Enza Tiberi-Checchia - 2016 Honorary Award recipient

2016 - I accept this award for those #withoutavoice and for all the beautiful #amazingfabulouswomenawards recipients that take on that voice, that stand up proudly with their hearts and their souls and let the #unsaid be heard loud and clear. I salute your strength and I applauded you all!#youarenotalone #togetherwearestronger

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All in all podcast #5 - rochester free radio 

2016 - Enza Tiberi-Checchia speaks with Deborah Magone on the All in All podcast on Rochester Free Radio to discuss mental illness, the Hats On for Awareness Hatsquerade and it's benefactors: Jack.Org, CAMH, & Humber River Hospital Foundation.


Wishing good luck to our friend enza - Homes publishing

2016 - During my years following the building and development industry, I have encountered an assortment of people who are givers-people who give back because of a true altruistic instinct, not just a corporate obligation. One of those people is Enza Tiberi-Checcchia.  I for one will miss her clever take on design and décor, but I see her face light up when she talks about stepping into her new shoes and seeing where they will lead her.

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Stephen Dupuis Community Building Award

2015 - Hats On founders honoured with the Building Industry and Land Development Association’s Stephen Dupuis Community Building Award for their commitment to shattering the stigma associated with mental illness and addiction in their business community.

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Hats on for awareness video

2014 - Hats On For Awareness is a local charity that raises funds to further the reach of mental health programs which enhance the lives of those living with and affected by mental illness and addictions.


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2013 - After the shock of losing her father to depression, Enza Tiberi-Checchia promised herself she'd take action to help others struggling with mental illness through raising awareness.