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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.

Read the caisse's investment policy (in French only, PDF, 270 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

Fill out the partnership application form - This link will open in a new window.

Helping local projects

Our 2021 CDF projects

Projet Son et lumière au-delà des maux project

Maison de Job is an organization that helps the less fortunate with substance abuse problems. Their music and art therapy program will enhance their existing program.

Agrandissement de l'image Projet Son et lumière au-delà des maux projectMarie-Claude Arsenault (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy), Claudia Gagné (music therapist), Marie-Thérèse Jean (project coordinator), Hélène Coulombe (general manager), Marie-Josée Lehouillier (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy).
Marie-Claude Arsenault (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy), Claudia Gagné (music therapist), Marie-Thérèse Jean (project coordinator), Hélène Coulombe (general manager), Marie-Josée Lehouillier (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy).

Ma cour, un monde à découvrir project

École primaire Cœur-Vaillant is located in a growing neighbourhood of Sainte-Foy. Their project involves installing psychomotor play units and new soccer nets in the schoolyard.

Agrandissement de l'image Ma cour, un monde à découvrir projectAnne Bordeleau (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy), Julia Béland-Godin (vice-principal), Louise Roberge-Lemieux (principal), Alex Sandrine Laflèche (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy).
Anne Bordeleau (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy), Julia Béland-Godin (vice-principal), Louise Roberge-Lemieux (principal), Alex Sandrine Laflèche (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy).

Briser l’isolement grâce à la technologie project

The Guilde des dentellières et des brodeuses works to promote and preserve traditional lacemaking, tatting and embroidery techniques. Their project will be used to teach participants various techniques remotely to help combat social isolation.

Agrandissement de l'image Briser l’isolement grâce à la technologie 
projectVincent Mcdonald (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy), Annie Cloutier (Vice-chair), Dominique Renaud (Chair), Maxime Boisvert (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy).
Vincent Mcdonald (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy), Annie Cloutier (Vice-chair), Dominique Renaud (Chair), Maxime Boisvert (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy).

La boîte à livres project

Fondation Élan helps young people with language and development deficiencies. The organization's new interactive library will be located at the IRDPQ, allowing them to share teaching methods and tips with parents and kids.

Agrandissement de l'image La boîte à livres projectMarie-Claude Arsenault (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy), Annie Gagnon (general manager), Alex Sandrine Laflèche (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy).
Marie-Claude Arsenault (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy), Annie Gagnon (general manager), Alex Sandrine Laflèche (Caisse Desjardins de Sainte-Foy).