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Invest in the Renewable Energy Transition

Investing with the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative allows you to become a co-owner of all of the Co-op’s 23 projects across Ontario. When you invest in OREC, you are investing in more than just a single project. You are investing in OREC’s project portfolio. This ensures that your investment returns are coming from a growing number of geographically distributed renewable energy projects.

Your investments enable positive environmental, social and economic change in your own community and across the province of Ontario.

Download our 2021 Offering Summary (PDF)

Investment Options

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op is currently offering the following investment opportunities to meet its capital requirements:

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OREC Class B Preference Shares

    • 15-year term
    • RRSP & TFSA eligible
    • Annual dividend declared annually by board of directors (beginning in 2022)
    • To date, annual divided has averaged of 3%
    • Capital return beginning in year 3 until year 15
    • Minimum investment of $2,500
    • More details available in the OREC Offering Statement

Owned & Co-Owned Renewable Energy Projects

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Of current shares sold

How to Invest in OREC

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Become a Member

Before investing, you must become a member of OREC. All you have to do is complete a short application form, and purchase a $100 Membership Share.

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Read the Offering Statement

All those interested in investing are encouraged to review OREC’s Offering Statement. This document, approved by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) outlines all aspects of the investment opportunity. View the Offering Statement online by following the link to the right (PDF, 1.5 MB).

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Invest

Investing in OREC can be done online or by mailing in your investment documents. For those wishing to invest through an RRSP or TFSA, click here.

 Online Investment Form

Looking for more Information?

We invite you to attend one of our virtual investor information sessions, or book a one-on-one or group session with a member of the OREC team. Our goal is to make sure you have all the information you need before investing with OREC.

Investing within an RRSP or TFSA

Invest Through CWCF

OREC has been working with the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF) for many years. CWCF holds OREC shares purchased by OREC members in self-directed RRSP and TFSA accounts. Learn more about how to invest through CWCF by following the link below.

Invest Through Caldwell Securities Ltd.

OREC has been working with Caldwell Securities Ltd. to offer members options when it comes to registered investing. Caldwell Securities enables members to work directly with a portfolio manager to achieve your personal investment goals.

What are you investing in?

When you invest in OREC, you are investing in more than just a single project. You are investing in OREC’s project portfolio. This ensures that your investment returns are coming from a growing number of geographically distributed renewable energy projects.