Corporate Friends of We Care Award

The CORPORATE FRIEND OF WE CARE AWARD is presented to a company for their commitment and support of Friends of We Care, in our efforts to assist sending children with disabilities to Easter Seals summer camps.


2016 Winner – C.W. Shasky & Associates Ltd.

C.W. Shasky & Associates Ltd. is one of Canada’s most prominent Foodservice Broker partners, operating out of corporate headquarters in Oakville, Ontario. The privately owned and operated company is dedicated to the foodservice, industrial/ingredients, club, and HMR business channels.  It’s known for representing top quality, branded, category leading manufacturers, both nationally, and provincially.

A commitment to family, hard work, and a passion for flavour runs deep in the company’s veins. From their humble beginnings over 30 years ago, the family’s goal to deliver demonstrably superior products and services to the foodservice industry by means of a unique philosophy and set of core values still holds true.  Beginning with their patriarch Charles Walter Shasky, they remain committed to directing a major portion of their selling time with food operators, introducing and demonstrating the difference that quality makes, via their “See, Smell and Taste” approach.

C.W. Shasky began its involvement with Friends of We Care over 20 years ago as part of the Hockey Tournament Committee and then “CRFA” events. For the past 15 years, company President Mike Shasky has been an active member of We Care, and in 2011, he was honoured to become a Board Member.

Mike and the company have organized generous contributions of time, money, and product for a wide array of We Care events. In the last few years he has graciously hosted the We Care Board of Directors meetings at the CWS culinary centre.  Mike has also been integral in recruiting new members for Friends of We Care—Dole, Rosina, Rosehill and Monin, as well as Gala Sponsors—Aryzta, Stonemill, Sweet Street, and Eli’s.  This passion has kindled the same desire to serve in his colleague, Chef Ryan Marquis, Corporate Chef for C.W. Shasky & Associates Lltd.  Ryan has donated his significant time and talents to Friends of We Care, particularly at the Gala Chefs’ tables and this year’s Ontario Culinary Team Valentine’s Day Gala.

Mike and the company are always there when We Care calls participating annually in the We Care Calendar, Camp Day, Bowling Challenge, We Care-eoke, Ski Day, and Trivia Night. As Mike will tell you himself, “Nothing is more rewarding than to allow kids to see their abilities, not disabilities.”

Friends of We Care is proud to present the Corporate Friend Award to the team at C.W. Shasky & Associates Ltd. for their commitment and support of Friends of We Care Inc. in their efforts to assist Easter Seals Kids.


Past Winners Corporate Friend of We Care Award:
  • 2015 Olymel L.P.
  • 2014 Saputo Dairy Products (Canada)
  • 2013 Procter and Gamble Professional
  • 2012 International Pacific Sales
  • 2011 Ecolab Co.
  • 2010 Sysco Canada
  • 2009 Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd.
  • 2008 Morgan Scott Partnership, A Bunzl Company
  • 2007 GFS Canada
  • 2006 Janes Family Foods Ltd.
  • 2005 Labatt Breweries of Canada
  • 2004 Foodservice & Hospitality magazine
  • 2003 Cara Operations Limited &Dinecorp Hospitality Inc.
  • 2002 Serca Foodservice
  • 2001 Kraft Canada Inc
  • 2000 LCBO
  • 1999 Flanagan Foodservice
  • 1998 ARAMARK Canada Ltd.
  • 1997 Kelsey’s International