Benefits and Services

CanREA delivers a compelling value proposition to companies at a range of different membership levels. Choose the membership level that lines up with the investment you want to make, the benefits and services you need and the level of engagement you want your organization to have within CanREA and the industry.

CanREA’s extensive member benefits and services fall into five categories:

Policy & Advocacy

Participate in community-of-interest and regionally-based policy and regulatory networks, steering committees and working groups. In these forums, you can help to shape CanREA’s positions and recommendations to governments, agencies and other key stakeholders.

Business Development & Networking

Raise your company’s profile and strengthen your brand through exclusive member-profiling opportunities on CanREA’s website, in the member directory and at well-attended events. Align your brand with a unique national voice and a broad industry network.

Market Intelligence & Industry Trends

Get access to critical industry news, data and market updates to ensure your company retains its edge in these rapidly changing times. Members receive exclusive updates and insights through a variety of channels, including a member-only website and exclusive member-only events.

Influence & Governance

Engage in your association and make your voice heard. Members elect and can run for CanREA’s Board of Directors and, depending on membership level, can participate in CanREA’s strategic planning and have regular touchpoints with the board and executives.

Cost Savings & Affinity Programs

CanREA’s exclusive affinity programs will help your company cut costs and save money on various expenses, while also enabling you to provide additional employee benefits. All members can attend and exhibit at CanREA events at discounted rates. Visit the members-only area of the website to access your cost-saving programs.

Exclusive costs savings and affinity programs for Canadian Renewable Energy Association members include:

GPSI Solar provides CanREA members with a 10% discount on installer pricing for microinverters from Canada’s own Sparq Systems. Sparq’s latest model, Q2000, connects 4 PV panels, up to 550W each with 2000W output and 97.5% maximum efficiency.  Sparq’s patented technology has eliminated the use of short life electrolytic capacitors, providing high reliability, and 25 year design life, and the smallest footprint and weight of its class. Sparq products are stocked and distributed in North America by GPSI Solar. 

Purchase a Sparq System at a discounted rate! Contact us to learn more!

Similan Consulting provides CanREA members with a significant discount on quarterly forecast subscriptions. Similan Consulting Reports provide long-term Alberta power price forecast to help support budgeting, hedging decisions, and project development.  Similan Consulting’s forecast assumptions are based on 40+ years of real-world experience in the Alberta market.  Similan’s Alberta power price forecast includes a detailed report and data tables going out 20 years.  

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association Travel Program provides members with average savings of 10-20 per cent on hotel and car rental bookings around the world, and savings will in some cases exceed 50 per cent. “Any hotel, any car, anytime, anywhere.”

Via Rail Canada gives members a five per cent discount each time they book. This applies for all destinations and fare categories, except Escape and Prestige. This can be used for professional and personal travel, and for up to three friends, family or colleagues who are travelling with you.

GoodLife Fitness offers members $0 enrollment and 20 per cent off its memberships. This discount is accessible at more than 250 Goodlife locations across Canada, and also applies to short-term access to fitness locations in the United States.

To discuss membership options, please contact us at or 613-552-8589.