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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 27, 2023Week of February 27, 2023
March 31, 2023Week of May 1, 2023
May 31, 2023Week of July 10, 2023
August 25, 2023Week of October 2, 2023
October 27, 2023Week of December 4, 2023

For more information, contact Andréanne Côté at 514-288-5249, ext. 7700154 or by email - 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.

For more information, contact Angèle Sockeel at 514-288-5249, ext. 7700264 or by email - 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

Contact Angèle Sockeel by email - External link. This link will open in a new window. for the Excel document for the monthly amounts and annual total.

2023 call for youth projects

2023 
call for youth projects

Are you involved with a youth initiative? The caisse is holding a call for projects to help you out! The selected proposals could receive up to $100,000 in funding. For more details, check out our 2023 call for projects (in French only, PDF, 153 KB)  - External link. This link will open in a new window. You can submit your project between January 23 and February 27, 2023.

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.