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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.

Caisse Desjardins de L'Île-d'Orléans has continued its tradition of contributing to local organizations.

Your caisse, the administrators and employees believe that solidarity with the community is a fundamental value. We contribute to socio-economic development primarily through donation, sponsorships, scholarship and the Community Development Fund.

Your caisse supports several local and regional community initiatives in various areas.

To request funds, fill out the sponsorship application form (in French only, PDF, 394 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

It's clear that cooperation is the winning formula for a community like ours.

The caisse has a help fund that serves to redistribute a portion of the cooperative's surplus earnings 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 help fund. With the help of their caisse, members can support causes that are important to them.

The members who sit on the Board of Directors manage the help fund. Every year, they report on the fund during the Annual General Meeting.

All organizations and non-profit associations in the area served by the caisse with projects that are social in nature may request financial assistance from the Community Development Fund.


See the sponsorship, donation and Community Development Fund policy (in French only, PDF, 193 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

See the most recent social responsibility report: Bilan de la distinction coopérative (in French only, PDF, 2.93 MB) - This link will open in a new window..

Desjardins Mutual Assistance Funds

This solidarity-based product, in partnership with Groupe de recherche en animation et planification économique (GRAPE), aims to help people experience financial difficulty through various budget consulting services and emergency loans, if necessary. The average loan allowed is $500, repayable interest-free within 24 months.

Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses

The result of a partnership between the caisses of Québec-Est and Fonds d'emprunt Québec, Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses is a solidarity-based product that considerably improves access to credit for small businesses and self-employed workers. It helps people or groups that are not eligible for financing from traditional networks by giving them access to financing and guiding them in accomplishing their business project. A total of 2,330 jobs have been created and maintained over 12 years.

Desjardins Youth Work Experience Program

Caisse Desjardins des Chutes Montmorency is proud to partner with Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Montmorency and businesses in the community to give local youth the unique opportunity to get their first summer job.

Program goals:

  • Give young members ages 15 to 18 their first realistic job experience to allow them to acquire personal and professional skills as well as develop sound work practices that they can use throughout their life.
  • Financially support businesses or member organizations that want to offer youth their first stimulating job experience for 6 weeks.