Mr. Speaker, 28 years ago, Giovanni Tiberi lost his battle with depression and, after his death, his daughter Enza pledged to learn more about mental health, hoping to prevent such heartbreak for other families.
Enza and Benny Caringi co-founded Hats On For Awareness.
This organization fights against the stigma of mental illness by raising public awareness and helping people who are dealing with mental illness or addiction.
To this date, this exemplary organization in my riding of Vaughan—Woodbridge has raised more than $625,000 through its annual Hatsquerade Gala.
This year marked its 9th anniversary.
I invite all my colleagues to join me in congratulating the team and dedicated volunteers at Hats On For Awareness.
Let us put a hat on to raise awareness about how we can better address the mental health issues that affect us all, our loved ones, our workplaces, and our communities.