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Involvement in the community

The caisse enriches the lives of individuals and communities through its financial and human contributions. It supports projects that meet the needs and expectations of its members. Desjardins is an important socioeconomic leader in the community and works alongside several partners.

Through donations, sponsorships and contributions from the Community Development Fund, the caisse supports multiple local and regional initiatives in various sectors.

The Community Development Fund (CDF), also called community dividends, is made possible by the caisse's yearly surplus earnings. During the annual general meeting, members vote on the amount allocated to the CDF. This is a way for all caisse members to support the development of their community and important projects.

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Donations and sponsorships

Your caisse supports several community, local and regional initiatives tied to economic development, education, health, the environment, education, arts and culture as well as recreation and sports.

In 2021, thanks to the Donations and sponsorships program, the caisse gave $188,276 to the community.

SectorTotal paid
Education$17,224
Health and healthy lifestyles$24,319
Culture$21,547
Economic development$16,783
Civic engagement$96,979
Business development$11,424
Total$188,276

Your caisse is proud to support our community's projects.


Community development

The Community Development Fund consists of part of the cooperative’s surplus, which is then redistributed to the community. Following a proposal by the Board of Directors, members decide, during the Annual General Meeting, what portion of the surplus earnings will be paid into the Fund. Every year, a report is handed to members in attendance at the Annual General Meeting presenting projects that were supported.

Through this show of solidarity, members contribute to the development of projects that meet the needs of their community.

Your caisse supports several community, local and regional initiatives tied to economic development, education, health, the environment, education, arts and culture as well as recreation and sports.

In 2021, thanks to the Community Development Fund, the caisse gave $876,638 to the community.

SectorTotal commitments honoured in 2021
Education$324,610
Health and healthy lifestyles$178,752
Arts and culture$72,000
Economic development, employment and entrepreneurship$39,857
Humanitarian and community work$261,419
Total$876,638

Your caisse is proud to support our community's projects.