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About the caisse

A financial cooperative with deep roots in the community, Caisse Desjardins de Terrebonne has 38,244 members. Each caisse member is also a co-owner of the caisse.

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Caisse Desjardins de Terrebonne aims to be a profitable, dynamic and competitive financial cooperative. It is dedicated to meeting all of the financial needs of its members and the community, as well as being a leader in cooperation and social responsibility.


Caisse Desjardins de Terrebonne inspires trust amid the community by meeting the changing needs of its members, by getting involved in the community, by modeling productive, profitable and sustainable business operations, and by depending on competent employees, managers and directors.

Values that arise from our vision:

  • Using money for human development
  • Getting involved personally
  • Using democratic processes
  • Being honest and conscientious
  • Being one with the community

Caisse Desjardins de Terrebonne first opened in the basement of the Saint-Louis de France parish parsonage on April 30, 1950. It was founded by the parish priest, Louis-Joseph Gervais, and a group of parishioners.

Despite its humble beginnings with 70 members and total deposits of $3,190, the caisse had a bright future ahead of it. Over the years, the caisse came to play an ever-greater role in the community. Today, more than 70 years later, the caisse has 40,000 members and $3.4 billion in business volume.