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About the caisse

A financial cooperative with deep roots in the community, Caisse Desjardins de Charlesbourg has 80,000 members. Each caisse member is also a co-owner of the caisse.

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As a cooperative financial group contributing to the development of communities, we give our members and clients the support they need to be financially empowered.

On May 25, 1911, Alphonse Desjardins ended his speech with this: "I will always hold a special place in my heart for my Charlesbourg caisse and I hope the future brings it exponential success, progress and expansion."

One hundred years later we can look back and see his hope was realized during the Caisse's first century of existence. The little savings and credit cooperative became a great financial services cooperative providing a complete range of financial products and services. It has developed and transformed in step with its community.

Founded in a rural parish with some 2,000 residents, the Caisse Desjardins de Charlesbourg was at first mainly used for savings and credit related to farming operations. Over the past century, the small village has become a very urban zone with over 70,000 residents.

Our cooperative's members use its specialized savings services, including portfolio diversification and retirement planning, as well as credit services like mortgages and commercial credit.

After more than 100 years, the Caisse is still a cooperative in both the way it operates and the way it relates to its members. And it remains a driving force for local economy today.