I had made an investment into DAO tokens, via Etherium, when it was $12.xx about 11 months ago. Then the DAO was hacked (lol) but the community made a concerted effort to fairly allow all depositors a full refund, along with a 3% premium to be paid out in ETC (ethercoin classic). Lo and behold, my $700 U$D is now running ~$3500+ in just under a year!
You must find a crypto-currency that is rising against your CAD inputs. BTC is a good vehicle, but the ETH and ETC have a bit higher upside at times. My $700 U$D, had it been left in BTC would be roughly worth $2100 today. I got the DAO tip from a friend (free) who is now a Crypto-Currency Investment Adviser.
If you study the situation yourself for a bit, you can likely make a good choice. Some people play the DOGE Coin cycles, but you have to watch it close!