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! 

Grapevine podcast

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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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.


panoram italia - transforming a family struggle into hope

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.