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.

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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

Managing Director

David is the newest member of the TREC team, 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 Manager

Mary is responsible for the 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

Linda Varekamp

Operations & Communications Manager

Linda is responsible for TREC communications and marketing, and for coordinating the operations needs for the TREC family, including HR, IT, and corporate accounts. Linda has a BA in English and Environmental Studies from UofT, and is a big fan of cycling, gardening and DIY culture.

416.977.5093 Ext. 2250

Lavender Zhang

Services Coordinator

Lavender focuses on coordinating services for community power projects and co-ops. With her background in Environmental Studies, she is passionate about renewable energy and sustainable design. Outside work, Lavender enjoys volunteering, traveling, music, and learning new things.

416.977.5093 Ext. 2350

Jason Latremoille

Office & Project Coordinator

Jason has a background in Environmental & Resource Science & Studies (ERS), Indigenous Environmental Studies, and Indigenous Studies. In addition to supporting the office, he supports TREC in the area of renewable energy education for First Nations communities. In his spare time he enjoys farmer’s markets, global cuisine, cycling and CBC Radio.

416.977.5093 Ext. 2250

Kate O’Coin

Administrative 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 TREC team in its IT and administrative efforts. In her spare time, Kate enjoys volunteering with the food bank.

416.977.5093 Ext. 2250

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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.

Scott Snowden, BSc, Eng

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 – Co-Chair

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).

Graham Mudge MA, CA

Graham spent 15 years with the Ministry of Community and Social Services of the Ontario Government. He has volunteered his time for a variety of non-profit organizations in the environmental, social services and social justice areas.

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.

David Robertson BAA, CA

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