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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 28 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 2023 Offering Summary (PDF)

Investment Options

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op offers their uniquely designed Preference Shares. See more information on these shares below.

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OREC Class E Preference Shares

    • 10-year term
    • RRSP & TFSA eligible
    • Annual dividend declared annually by board of directors
    • To date, annual divided has averaged of 3%
    • 5% Capital return beginning in year 2 until year 10, with remaining 55% of capital returned at end of 10 year term
    • Minimum investment of $2,500
    • More details available in the OREC Offering Statement

Owned & Co-Owned Renewable Energy Projects

Owned Energy Efficiency Projects

OREC Online Investment Form

Please fill out the form below if you would like to invest directly with OREC in unregistered preference shares. If you instead would like to invest through a regisered investment (RRSP or TFSA) which are managed by the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation, you can learn more about that process here.

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 (see intake form above) or by mailing in your investment documents.

If you are looking to invest within an RRSP or TFSA through our partners at CWCF, click here.

 

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.

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.