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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.

Making money work for people

The caisse is actively involved in our members’ and clients’ communities. Through sponsorships, we promote access to education for youth, cooperative values, culture and healthy lifestyle habits.

We are also involved in projects that reflect our members’ interests and our development priorities.

We believe in using our resources—both human and financial—to give back. It’s our way of contributing to the economic and social well-being of the people and communities we serve.

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.

Types of contributions

Donations

A donation is financial and/or material support provided to groups, organizations or associations. Donations foster business relationships and/or public recognition not available through sponsorships.

Donations are essentially philanthropic support and do not require follow-up or performance evaluations.

Sponsorships

A sponsorship is a sum of money granted for an activity, event or project as part of a business relationship, in exchange for an added-value commercial opportunity that contributes to caisse business growth. It gives the caisse some form of visibility, so it can reach out to a target population.

Sponsorships are a means of communication that includes advertising, promotion of products and services, public relations, press relations and business relationships. They’re attractive primarily because of their marketing potential.

The caisse is seeking to develop business relationships for sponsorships that meet the needs of all project, event or activity stakeholders in a creative, simple, modern and effective way, with a focus on the member/client experience.

Community Development Fund

Growth-generating projects are large-scale projects that have a positive impact on the community and our members and clients.

Project eligibility criteria
  • Be related to education
  • Have a significant impact on the community
  • Promote the involvement of caisse employees and officers
  • Be a win/win partnership that promotes the cooperative difference among our members and the general population by creating visibility for both organizations

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Eligibility requirements

  • Be a member or client of Caisse Desjardins de Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, a foundation or a chartered non-profit organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
  • Target one or more caisse target audiences or markets related to our business development priorities.
  • Be a project that reflects our mission, values and priorities.
  • Provide visibility or business opportunities that promote favourable relationships for all parties and specific, measurable benefits (if a sponsorship).
  • Contribute to economic growth and sustainable development.

All applications are assessed equitably and in keeping with the current policy.

Exclusions

  • Personal projects involving only one person.
  • Projects that support the creation of a product or work.
  • Video, DVD or film productions that are not educational in nature.
  • Student trips abroad, humanitarian work or excursions.
  • Activities held outside Quebec.
  • Projects tied to political parties or candidates belonging to a political party or pressure group.
  • Building maintenance.
  • Applications submitted as a circular letter or business reply envelope.
  • Activities promoting alcohol or cannabis consumption.
  • Golf tournament tickets and foursomes.

Because of the substantial number of applications received each year, the caisse reserves the right to refuse applications even if they meet eligibility requirements.

Organizations must reapply for financial support each year by filling out the form available on the caisse website.

Application processing time

All applications are processed within 90 days when complete and do not require another caisse’s involvement. During the summer period, May 1 to July 31, processing time is 120 days.

Applications must be submitted at least 30 days before project or event is held. Applications that do not meet this timeframe may be refused.

To submit an application

Applications must be submitted as follows, depending on the project scope:

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. Consultations are also held from time to time to determine which areas should be given priority. Consultation results are presented at the Annual General Meeting. 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.

Eligibility requirements

To learn the eligibility requirements, requesting organizations should refer to the donations and sponsorships section. Organizations may submit key local projects that reflect community priorities and be able to demonstrate just how they do so by filling out our donations and sponsorship application form.