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About the caisse

Each caisse member is also a co-owner of the caisse.

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  • Provide financing and specialized financial advice that helps self-employed cultural workers build financial security.
  • Offer specialized financial services that meet the needs of cultural companies and organizations.
  • Provide collective support for initiatives, activities, and projects that advance the development of the cultural and creative sector.
  • Be an agent of socioeconomic development in the cultural and creative sector.

Our Values

  • Cooperation
  • Commitment
  • Openness
  • Solidarity
  • Equity
  • Promotion of the French language in our workplace

Our Actions

  • The caisse is dedicated solely to the cultural and creative sector, and contributes by returning every dollar to the sector and creating added value.
  • The caisse contributes concretely to the development of entrepreneurial skills, stimulates the growth of companies and organizations, and promotes technological innovation in the cultural and creative sector.
  • The caisse is an agent of socioeconomic development, redistributing $280,000 annually in the form of support for development projects for emerging artists, organizations and companies in the cultural and creative sector.

The idea of Caisse de la culture, serving the needs of Union des artistes (UDA) members, was born at the annual UDA convention, under then-president Serge Turgeon. The idea took shape and on May 2, 1994, Caisse de la Culture was created, with actor and professor Yvon Thiboutot at the helm. Other organizations quickly became members, most notably Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec, Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois, Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma, Regroupement québécois de la danse, and Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels. Today, the caisse has earned the trust of most professional associations and groups and counts almost 7000 members.