Collective member dividends (in French only)

Collective member dividends (in French only) (4 min 46 s)

Added on September 28, 2017

Various non-profit organizations offer services that contribute to the community's well-being and growth thanks, in part, to Desjardins collective member dividends.


Collective member dividends (in French only) (4 min 46 s)

Added on September 28, 2017 | Caisses

Note: The information between brackets describes the visual and audio content of the video that is not dialogue or narration.


[Text on screen: Collective member dividends]

[Text on screen: Herstreet]

Léonie Couture: Herstreet is a center for “relational health” that distributes care, preventive and curative, to women living in a state of homelessness. Relational health is the capacity to be in synch with ones' self and others, and it is not because we have suffered trauma that broke our relational capacities that this means we are condemned for life. Wounds heal. This gives a lot of hope. And it is a bit of this that Herstreet provides.

[Text on screen: Chinese Family Services of Greater Montreal]

Pauline Wong: The family services exist for the newly arrived immigrants that come to Canada and who choose to stay in Québec.

Xixi Li: We have integration programs for newly arrived immigrants. They are first line services. So when an immigrant comes to see us, we give him information: for example, how to find a daycare, how to find an apartment, school, we will touch on many subjects. And afterwards, we have services to help find employment.

[Text on screen: CLIMAT Project]

Louis-Ambroise Paré: You get out of Montréal, you leave. You're going into an extraordinary environment where you'll play music. It's a really big privilege. With excellent musicians, trainers, teachers—people who have developed their passion, their music, their own language in this form of expression, and who are able to pass that on to students.

Zoé Barrière-Cholette: It's a lot of work. At the beginning you get there and its 8 hours a day of music so you're like, “Wow, I really got myself into something!” And then you see yourself bloom, and you get to the end of the stay and you're so much better than when you started. It gives you the will to keep going, you see it, each time you go there, you improve. In fact, this helped launch my music career and now, if I hadn't participated in CLIMAT, I probably wouldn't be doing music like I'm doing.

[Text on screen: SAJE - Guiding entrepreneurs]

Michel Fortin: SAJE is a non-profit organization, created in 1985, whose mission is to contribute to the success of entrepreneurs when it comes to the start-up, the growth or the transfer of their business, by offering training programs and guidance. SAJE's team has more than 35 advisors, 12,000 entrepreneurs come to SAJE each year for information, 2,000 of them are accompanied or trained and more than 800 small businesses are created.

[Text on screen: By choosing Desjardins, you contribute to your community]

Léonie Couture: What's important for Desjardins, I would say, is collective wealth. It's mutual aid.

Xixi Li: For us, Desjardins has a sense of mutual aid, of community involvement.

Zoé Barrière-Cholette: Encouraging teens to find what they like and to really go for it, it creates people, I think, who are really more motivated and who will follow through with their idea, so if we can encourage that, I think that it's really a good idea.

Michel Fortin: It's obvious that Desjardins was an essential and leading partner for us in this project. Desjardins is devoted to its members; it's an organization that is quite involved socially, but also economically, in the growth of communities. And of course, we know that Desjardins is a key partner and leader in Quebecois entrepreneurship.

[Text on screen: That's the Desjardins difference]

[Image on screen: Desjardins logo]