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About the caisse

A financial cooperative with deep roots in the community, Caisse Desjardins de Wendake has 4,410 members. Each caisse member is also a co-owner of the caisse.

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To contribute to improving the economic and social well-being of people and communities within the compatible limits of our field of activity:

  • by continually developing an integrated cooperative network of secure and profitable financial services, owned and administered by the members, as well as a network of complementary financial organizations with competitive returns, controlled by the members
  • by educating people, particularly members, officers and employees, about democracy, economics, solidarity, and individual and collective responsibility


In 1965, the Caisse was founded under the name Caisse populaire du Village Huron. The initiative of 40 founding members allowed the Huron-Wendat Nation to have access to financial products and services that meet their needs.

At the time, only Hurons residing in the Huron Village were eligible to become Caisse members.


On September 2, 2008, the Caisse's name was changed to Caisse Desjardins de Wendake. The new name allowed the Caisse to put a stronger emphasis on the cultural differences and similarities of the Huron-Wendat Nation and made it more representative of our reality.


On July 22, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered an important judgement in the Roland Bastien Estate case. The judgement had an extremely positive impact for all First Nation members who reside on a reservation or not.

When an Indian makes a term deposit at a caisse located on a reservation, the Indian's interest income is tax exempt, even if the Indian does not reside on the reservation and the money invested did not generate interest on the reservation.


Caisse Desjardins de Wendake was pleased to celebrate its 50th anniversary on June 12, 2015. We were able to grow together thanks to you.

Today, the Caisse serves over 4,400 members from various aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities.


See the list of founders (PDF, 85 KB) - This link will open in a new window..