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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, 3.6 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

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

Response time

Your request will be considered once we receive your duly completed form. Please refer to the table below to see submission deadlines and response dates.

Submission deadlineApproximate response date
January 28, 2022Week of February 28, 2022
March 25, 2022Week of May 2, 2022
May 27, 2022Week of July 4, 2022
August 26, 2022Week of October 3, 2022
October 28, 2022Week of December 5, 2022

For more information, contact Andréanne Côté at 514-288-5249, ext. 7700154 or by email - This link will open in a new window..

Read the Cooperative difference report to learn more about the projects and events supported by the caisse (in French only, PDF, 3,20 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

Request a refund of user fees

Non-profit organizations who are caisse members are eligible for a refund of certain user fees. For more details about eligibility or to submit a request, read the documents below.

Read the fee refund policy (in French only, PDF, 1,58 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

Request a refund of user fees (site in French only) - External link. This link will open in a new window.

Response time

Your request will be analyzed and processed in the 4 weeks after being received.

Required documents

  • Duly completed form
  • Summary (monthly amounts and annual total)
Request a refund of user fees

Even thought we're well-established in our community, Caisse du Plateau-Mont-Royal works directly with several neighbouring caisses, particularly in donations and sponsorship. In fact, we collaborate on many regional initiatives whether in arts and culture or projects affecting youth and families. Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM Festival), Montreal Museums Day, Fantasia Festival, The Eurêka! Festival and the Zero Waste Festival are just a few examples.

A joint effort for Co-op Week

During Co-op Week that is held every year in mid-October, a hundred or so employees from Plateau-Mont-Royal, du Quartier-Latin and Complexe Desjardins volunteer at the Refuge des jeunes de Montréal for a week—because cooperation is who we are!

Desjardins partout!

Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal reiterates its commitment to the environment with a unique project!

Thanks to the Desjardins partout! project, the Caisse encourages urban, residential and commercial agricultural projects that:

  • counter the effects of urban heat islands
  • reduce greenhouse gases
  • collect rainwater
  • reduce energy consumption

The project must be sustainable, such as green walls, or the installation of a green roof, a rainwater collection barrel, solar panels, etc.

This project is subsized through the Community Development Fund at Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal and is for all members wishing to reduce their ecological footprint.

Neighbourhood Loan

In the interest of community development, Caisse populaire Desjardins du Mont-Royal offers people of limited means the possibility of obtaining a small loan. This comes as a result of an association with the Option Consommateurs organization through the "Neighbourhood Loan" program. For more information, please contact Option Consommateurs.