TREC is Canada’s leader in the development of community owned renewable energy. We support co-ops, Indigenous communities and social enterprises with our Community Member & Investment Services, and inform policy through our research and advocacy efforts.

We envision a world where people work together, pooling their resources, to realize and benefit from a democratic, 100% renewable energy economy.

Our Mission

To support co-ops, Indigenous communities and social enterprises in their quest to fund, develop and maintain renewable energy, community-focused and low carbon solutions to climate change.

To provide an authoritative voice on the measurable benefits of democratically owned renewable energy projects as a resource to the public and policy makers.

Meet our Staff

With a shared passion for the environment and the community, our team brings a wealth of expertise, energy and creativity to help our projects and our clients succeed in creating positive change.

David Cork

Executive Director

David is responsible for broadening & strengthening the relationships with our clients, our partners and our supporters. He brings a wealth of experience in the solar industry and was a co-founder of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op. David has enjoyed success in the world of high-tech start-ups and acting as a mentor to entrepreneurs. In his off-hours you can find David outside – skiing, sailing, cycling or golfing dependent on the season.

416.977.5093 Ext. 2340

Mary Warner

Finance & Adminstration Manager

Mary is responsible for overseeing the administration and accounting for TREC and its associated organizations; meeting each board’s review schedule and reporting format. Mary has a BA in Sociology and Global Studies from Laurier and completed the International Project Management Post-Grad program at Humber College where she discovered her interest in bookkeeping, budgeting and financial reporting.  In her spare time Mary loves getting outdoors and biking with her two young girls.

416.977.5093 Ext. 2440

Greg Goubko

Services Manager

Greg focuses his energy on TREC’s Community Member & Investment Services to help build and support social enterprises through managing fixed-income-securities. Greg’s passion for sustainability was developed at McGill’s School of Environment, where he received a bachelors of science degree in Earth Science and Economics. On his time off, Greg enjoys strolling around town with his two dogs Atticus and Scout.

416.977.5093 Ext. 2370

Stephanie Pinnington

Marketing Manager

Steph leads TREC’s marketing strategy, and coordinates campaigns such as our Community Bonds outreach. Steph has her Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, and has worked in research and communications in the renewable energy sector. In her free time, Steph enjoys travelling to remote corners of the planet with her son and husband.

416.977.5093 Ext. 2510

Ryan Collins-Swartz

Social Impact Manager

Ryan supports the development of social enterprises by using community bonds to help them realize signature projects. He has experience working in social enterprise in Canada and abroad, as well as in real estate, entrepreneurship, and education. He’s graduate of the Ivey Business School, a former Studio [Y] and StartingBloc fellow, and is forever a student of his local library and the world.

416.977.5093 Ext. 6

Kate O’Coin

Bookkeeping Assistant

After spending a number of years in the music industry, Kate returned to school to pursue a degree in Mathematics and Linguistics at the University of Toronto.  She is now assisting the various organizations in the TREC family with accounts payables and receivables. In her spare time, Kate enjoys volunteering with the food bank.

416.977.5093 Ext. 2250

Kimberley Curran

Executive Assistant

Kimberley Curran is an Executive Assistant and Office Manager with over 20 years of experience working for environmental, air and climate, and energy efficiency consultancies supporting executives, senior consultants, and assisting other team members within the office to ensure an effective and efficient operation.

416.977.5093 Ext. 2480

Sanderson Dear

Services Clerk

Sanderson has recently joined the Services team to help juggle the data and paperwork we manage on behalf of our clients. He comes to TREC with a background managing the record label Stasis Recordings, and a strong interest in social and environmental causes. His downtime activities include writing and listening to music, watching movies, and working on various D.I.Y. projects.

416.977.5093 Ext. 2350

Our Board Members

Bill Jones, P. Eng. – Co-Chair

Bill is a retired Senior Engineer at Kinectrics Inc. (previously the Research Division of Ontario Hydro) where he worked on appliance efficiency, residential building science, ventilation and other “wise use” topics.

James Law, MES

James is Philanthropy Solutions Advisor, Channel Partners and Innovation at Grantbook. He develops systems that help organizations maximize the potential of their limited resources in achieving large social missions.

Scott Snowden, BSc, Eng – Vice Chair

Scott is an entrepreneur specializing in Project Management and Software Design. He is a founding partner of Flywheel Strategic, a Toronto based internet technology agency.

Rebecca Black, MES

Rebecca is the founder of Black Current Marketing, a communications consultancy that works exclusively with companies and organizations developing low carbon solutions to climate change. She is also Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the capacity-building non-profit Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE).

Allison Annesley, BURPI, MEM

Allison is Program Director of UPPlift, an urban pilot project for emerging smart city technologies. She is an urban planner, a sustainability professional, and a former journalist.

Brian Iler, LLB – Secretary

Brian is a founding partner of Iler Campbell LLP, an innovative law firm with a primary focus on providing legal services and advice to Ontario’s charities, co-operatives, and non-profits.

Patrick Carson CPA, CA – Treasurer

Patrick is an audit manager at the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP. He services clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

David Robertson CPA, CA

David is managing partner of the accounting firm Prentice, Yates & Clark, and specializes in accounting, auditing and financial reporting for non-profit organizations.