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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.

Read the caisse's investment policy (in French only, PDF, 318 KB)

Your caisse supports local and regional initiatives in various areas.

Fill out the donation and sponsorship application form - This link will open in a new window. - (in French only, PDF, 7.43 MB).

Arts and culture ($3,097)
Your caisse is proud of its association with organizations that contribute to the region’s cultural development.
Health and healthy lifestyle ($23,289)
Your caisse gives financial support to approximately 20 sports associations.
Education ($3,753)
Your caisse contributed financially to several projects in primary and secondary schools, daycare centres and several foundations such as the Desjardins Foundation, which awards student bursaries at every educational level.
Humanitarian work and community service ($23,202)
This category includes organizations that support seniors, people living in poverty as well as foundations and corporations that help the community.
Economic development ($2,234)
In cooperation with the caisses of Laval and sometimes of the Laurentians, we contribute to your region’s economic development through organizations that work in this sector of activity.

The Community Development Fund serves to redistribute a portion of the cooperative's surplus earnings to the community. Following a proposal by the board of directors, during the annual general meeting, members decide what portion of the surplus earnings will be paid into the community fund. Through their caisse, members can support causes that are important to them.

Members who sit on the board of directors manage the community fund. Every year, they report on the fund at the annual general meeting.

Culture: $10,067

Community Development Fund in 2021:

  • Economic development: $4,320
  • Education: $54,434
  • Social engagement: $6,809
  • Healthy living: $6,332

Major projects completed before 2021

Auberge du cœur l'Envolée
The 2017 survey favoured Auberge du cœur l'Envolée for some much needed renovations to ensure the safety of the young people who live there. A total of $34,000 was granted for the project, which is currently underway (summer 2018).
Au jardin de la Famille de Fabreville
In 2014, our members answered a survey in which they indicated that they’d like for the Caisse to help local youth. Following a call for applications, the Au Jardin de la Famille was the recipient of $40,000 in financial aid to undertake major renovations and to provide homework help to a greater number of children. The organization offers literacy and socioprofessional integration services to a vulnerable clientele, specifically to individuals with intellectual, physical and psychological limitations.
Centre d'hébergement Rose-de-Lima (CHSLD)
Located in Sainte-Rose, Centre d'hébergement Rose-de-Lima submitted a new request in 2012. As a result, the Snoezelen project was launched in 2013. Snoezelen is a combination of 2 Dutch words, snuffelen (sniff, smell, pry, ferret browse) and doezelen (state of well-being, comfort and relaxation). Snoezelen is a practice of sensory stimulation whose goal is to establish a privileged relationship improving individuals’ well-being and overall emotional and mental condition. Caisse Desjardins du Nord de Laval awarded approximately $33,000 to the project, which can be enjoyed by all residents.
Popote roulante de Sainte-Rose

In 2010, your caisse supported Popote roulante de Sainte-Rose, the Société Saint-Vincent-de-Paul de Sainte-Rose and the Soupière de Sainte-Rose by contributing $46,000 to major renovations to the building housing these 3 organizations.

Éco-Nature – Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
Financial support of $10,000 over 3 years to rebuild their Web site. (2007, 2008, 2009
Renovation of school yards of 3 primary schools
In 2007 and 2008, the l'Aquarelle, Demers and Villemaire schools received a total of $23,000 to install playground equipment in their school yards. A fourth school, l'École Le Baluchon, will soon receive $7,500 for the same purpose.
Maison de quartier de Fabreville
In 2007, $40,000 to build a wing and furnish a new room.

The Caisse Desjardins du Nord de Laval practices intercooperation whenever possible. To maximize its outreach, it regularly participates in joint efforts with other caisses in the Laval (Caisses de Laval) area.