Committed to supporting youth

Tous engagés pour la jeunesse

Grand défi Pierre Lavoie

We're riding to get young people moving by participating in the 1,000 km Grand défi Pierre Lavoie bike ride, as we’ve done for the past 11 years.

In 2019, our Tous engagés pour la jeunesse / All committed to supporting youth team will be riding alongside 7 other Desjardins teams, proud to spend their energy promoting a healthy life filled with physical activity.

Through this commitment, we not only support the GDPL cause, but also concretely sponsor several schools so we can, for example:

  • Rejuvenate schoolyards
  • Build soccer fields
  • Provide equipment like bike desks, basketball nets, playground structures and jump ropes

What does it mean?

For the first 10 years, Desjardins teams have:

  • Biked 10,000 km
  • Raised more than $1,146,000
  • Sponsored 184 schools
  • Supported 209 health-relatedprojects
  • Helped get 43,676 kids moving

We give young people the means to achieve their ambitions because they have the potential to create a prosperous future for all of us.

Desjardins and Desjardins members help young people throughout Quebec and Canada grow into their full potential by making available several million dollars a year in programs, scholarships, donations and sponsorships.

Our cooperative model includes every member in this key social project. All of Desjardins's strength is committed to propelling youth to the top. We work in their best interest, taking into consideration their ambitions and challenges. We help them become more financially literate and guide them in their professional aspirations and entrepreneurial and social involvement projects. We also support them in their health and healthy lifestyle initiatives.

Concrete actions trough valuable partnerships

Quebec Games

We encourage thousands of young people to surpass themselves by supporting the Quebec Games, where young, inspiring athletes who put their heart and soul into their sport come together to represent their region in one of the largest competitions in Quebec.


We support our extraordinary youth by contributing to Forces AVENIR, a program that recognizes and promotes student engagement, perseverance, determination and success.


We've been promoting the preparation of at-risk youth for socio-professional integration for the last 15 years by supporting Réseau québécois des Centres de Formation en Entreprise et Récupération, because we believe that everyone should have a chance to make the right choices.


We believe that all young people can become extraordinary adults. We promote their development and overall success by giving them the opportunity to blossom, get involved and lead healthy and active lives in an inclusive environment.

Desjardins Foundation

For nearly 50 years, Desjardins Foundation has adapted to the many challenges in the area of education. In addition to awarding scholarships, Desjardins Foundation tackles anything that might impact graduation rates and the education of tomorrow's citizens.

More partnerships

The Grand défi Pierre Lavoie, the Place aux jeunes organization in regions, Fondation du CHU, Bishop University, Université de Sherbrooke, Opération Enfant Soleil, CHU Sainte-Justine, etc.

Committed employees

By volunteering in their communities, Desjardins employees show their commitment to young people.

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