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Involvement in the community

The caisse understands the challenges and issues facing its members. With their support, it can provide its fellow citizens with valuable help regarding initiatives aimed at common betterment and the advancement of society.

Your caisse supports local and regional initiatives in various areas.

Fill out the donation and sponsorship application form This link will open in a new window for Caisse Desjardins du Plateau Montcalm

Every year, the Caisse gives out close to $50,000 is donations and sponsorships. Requests are processed all year long.

Fill out the form to make a request. It will be processed within 1 to 2 months.

List of organizations supported by the Community Development Fund in 2019 (in French only, PDF, 65 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

At the September 2020 special general meeting, members of Caisse Desjardins du Plateau Montcalm agreed to contribute $200,000 to the Community Development Fund (CDF).

In 2019, through the Community Development Fund, the caisse gave $190,472 to the community and earmarked $181,797 for selected future projects. In total, over 40 organizations benefited from financial support to carry out impactful projects in the community.

See which organizations benefitted from the Community Development Fund in 2019 (in French only, PDF, 120 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

Community Development Fund: call for projects

Have a constructive, growth-generating project for the community?

The caisse Community Development Fund supports projects that have a real impact on our community.

To submit a project, fill out the application form (in French only, PDF, 347 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Programme S'UNIR 2021-2022: call for applications

Are you an organization that needs funding? Caisse members are ready to help!

To enroll your organization, fill out the registration form and send it back to us by email - This link will open in a new window. or mail:

Caisse Desjardins du Plateau Montcalm
1351, chemin Sainte-Foy,
Québec, Québec G1S 2N2

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Fill out the registration form (in French only, PDF, 138 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

See the poster (in French only, PDF, 146 KB - This link will open in a new window.

The Caisse Desjardins du Plateau Montcalm practices intercooperation whenever possible and, with a view to maximizing the scope of its efforts, regularly joins forces with the following caisses:

  • Caisse Desjardins de Beauport
  • Caisse populaire Desjardins de Charlesbourg
  • Caisse Desjardins des Chutes Montmorency
  • Caisse Desjardins de la Côte-de-Beaupré
  • Caisse Desjardins de L'Île-d'Orléans
  • Caisse Desjardins de Québec
  • Caisse Desjardins de Limoilou
  • Caisse Desjardins de Cap-Rouge
  • Caisse Desjardins du Piémont Laurentien
  • Caisse Desjardins des Rivières
  • Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy
  • Caisse Desjardins Sillery–Saint-Louis-de-France

The following projects have reaped the benefits of cooperative synergy:

  • Accorderie de Québec
  • Concours d'art oratoire
  • École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec
  • Festival d'été de Québec
  • Fonds d'entraide Desjardins
  • Fondation Cap-Diamant
  • Forum Intercoop
  • Youth scholarships
  • Microcrédit Desjardins aux entreprises
  • Motivaction jeunesse
  • Tournoi international de hockey Pee-Wee de Québec

Desjardins Mutual Assistance Funds

Working in partnership with Groupe de recherche en animation et planification économique (GRAPE), this community product aims to help people in financial difficulty by offering budget management advisory services and, if needed, a "tide-over" loan.

The average loan amount is $500 and the repayment period is spread over a maximum of 24 months, interest-free.

S'UNIR, un geste coopératif program

The caisse is pleased to present its new S'UNIR, un geste coopératif program.

This cooperative program is a special way for members to exercise their democratic power and participate in their caisse’s community life.

When meeting with their advisor, members can choose an organization from a list to which the caisse will donate $10 on their behalf.

This amount is taken from the Community Development Fund.

Members choose an organization when:

  • opening new account
  • converting from a school caisse account to a youth profit account
  • signing up for a registered education savings plan (RESP)
  • buying a home/applying for a mortgage

Recipient organizations must be members of the caisse and are selected annually on a rotational basis by the Community Development Fund committee, which is composed of officers.

Here are the organizations receiving support this year:

  • Fondation Cap Diamant
  • Fondation du Cégep Garneau
  • Association forestière des deux rives (AF2R)
  • Organisme des bassins versants de la Capitale

Results of last year’s edition – coming soon!

Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses

Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses is offered by Desjardins caisses in Eastern Quebec, in partnership with the Fonds d'emprunt Québec. This solidarity product improves access to financing for businesses and marginalized self-employed workers. This product is geared to individuals or groups who are excluded from traditional credit networks, need access to financing and help to carry out their business projects. In the last 12 years, a total of 2,330 jobs were created and maintained.