Co-op Week

Co-op Week 2021

Together when it matters most

The 51st edition of Co-op Week will take place from October 17 to 23, 2021, with the theme Together when it matters most. The socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic and the ongoing recovery have shown how important the cooperative model is for both individuals and the community. As a financial cooperative, we want to tackle certain social issues and help you become financially empowered.

What is Co-op Week?

Organized by the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité (CQCM), Co-op Week is an annual Canadian event where cooperative and credit union members celebrate their values and the way they work together to improve the community.


Role of cooperatives

The cooperative model, rooted in the principle of helping one another, is more relevant than ever in the current context of socioeconomic recovery.

Circular economy

A circular economy promotes sustainable development and a more efficient use of resources.

Financial empowerment

To be financially empowered, you need advice tailored to your needs so you can make informed choices and be prepared for the unexpected.

On the agenda

Rôle des coopératives

Doing Business Better: Exploring Cooperatives and Socially-Conscious Businesses

Celebrate Co-op Week with Desjardins and Futurpreneur at a conference featuring Guy Cormier, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, and Karen Greve Young, CEO of Futurpreneur Canada, as well as a panel of innovative entrepreneurs and influential Canadians from the co-op sector. Learn about the cooperative model and its values, and gain insight on how to start your own co-op.

Date: October 21, 2021, 12 to 1 PM

Host: Vivian Kaye

Guest panelists: Dardan Isufi, Meg Ronson and Ove Hansen

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Role of cooperatives

Virtual escape room

Play Escape Through Time and learn about our cooperative difference. Solve a series of puzzles and explore key moments from Desjardins' past. Have fun and don't forget, cooperation is key to success!

Duration: 30 minutes

Play Escape Through Time

Financial empowerment

7 tips to reduce food waste and save money

Reduce food waste in your household by changing some habits. Do something good for the environment and your wallet.

Read the article

Financial empowerment

Personal Finance: I'm in Charge

Learn how to make sound decisions as a consumer by participating in our financial literacy program, Personal Finance: I'm in Charge®.

Learn more about the Personal Finance: I'm in Charge program

Financial empowerment

In Charge of Your Life and Your Property

Contact your caisse to find out if it offers the educational activity Recognizing and preventing financial abuse as part of the In Charge of Your Life and Your Property program.

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