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Éditions Dorimène

Created in 2000 on the 100th anniversary of Desjardins Group in honour of its co-founder, Dorimène Desjardins, Éditions Dorimène publishes works produced by Desjardins for the general public.

Conversations on Cooperation by Monique F. Leroux

The Internal Summit of Cooperatives, held in Quebec City in 2012, was for Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, a unique opportunity to meet many players in the cooperative sector. The experience made her to want to make some of these leaders better known and bring awareness of the value of cooperatives and mutuals to individuals, the economy and society.

In the book, Ms. Leroux shares the highlights of her interviews of cooperative sector leaders from North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In these conversations, they share their experiences, their vision of the challenges cooperatives and mutuals currently face and their aspirations for the cooperative sector.

For the benefit of a good cause

Proceeds from the sale of the book are donated to Desjardins Foundation, which supports education for young people and the future.

Learn more about Desjardins Foundation.

Sneak peek

See videos of interviews with leaders of the cooperative world - External link. This link will open in a new window.

Buy the book

Print and e-versions of the book are available in English and in French as Carnets de rencontres.

E-version at C$14.99

After clicking on the format you prefer, you'll be directed to a website¹ where you can open an account to purchase books from Desjardins. Enter the information requested, including your email address and a password. Once your account is open, you'll be able to download the book directly onto your device and pay for it with a credit card.

Buy the e-book online from the Desjardins bookstore1

Available at iBooks (Apple), Amazon, Chapters-Indigo and other distributors.

French version also available

Print version at C$20

Order your copy from Desjardins Foundation2:

The International Year of Cooperatives was a great opportunity to learn about Alphonse Desjardins's philosophy. In a book structured around select quotes, Monique F. Leroux takes us through the thoughts of the Desjardins Group founder and shows the extent to which the cooperative model can help address today's challenges.

In the foreword, Ms. Leroux invites us to discover or rediscover an inspiring person, whose ideas remain innovative to this day. Alphonse Desjardins was a man who promoted solidarity and called for responsibility, accountability and action. These basic principles are needed in today's world, where financial markets are unstable and many countries are going through an economic crisis.

E-version at C$5.99

iPad version

Buy the book on the iBookstore - External link. This link will open in a new window.

PDF or ePub versions

After clicking on the format you prefer, you will be directed to a website where you must open an account to buy books sold by Desjardins. Enter the required information, including your email address and a password.

Once you have opened an account, you can download the book to your hard drive.

Buy an e-version of the book:

Print version at C$10

This genuine collector's item is also available in print for $10.

All proceeds are donated to Desjardins Foundation's scholarship programs.

You can order a copy by contacting Desjardins Foundation directly.

  • 1. Interface in French only.
  • 2. No tax receipts issued for book purchases.