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You are here: Home > Personal > Caisse Desjardins de l’Ouest-de-l’Île > Involvement in the community

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.

Your caisse supports local and regional initiatives in various areas.

Your caisse expresses its cooperative difference through:

  • Its service approach
  • The member dividends it pays out to members
  • Its contribution to the cooperative, economic and financial education of its members
  • Its support to community and cooperative development
  • Through its democratic decision-making processes

In 2019, Caisse Desjardins de l'Ouest-de-l'Île awarded more than $144,000 to the community, including $56,000 in donations and sponsorships and $88,000 through its Community Development Fund to support a wide variety of projects.

Here are some of the organizations we supported in 2019:

  • West Island Solidarity Fund
  • Fondation du Cégep Gérald-Godin
  • Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
  • John Abbott College Foundation
  • Salle Pauline-Julien
  • West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce
  • Complexe sportif Saint-Raphaël
  • Centre d'éducation Jeanne-Sauvé
  • Coopérative d'habitation Cloverdale
  • Dorval Old Timers
  • École Lalande
  • École secondaire des Sources
  • École Dorval-JeanXXIII
  • École Saint-Luc
  • BeaconHill Elementary School
  • École Ste-Geneviève Ouest
  • Scouts de l'Île-Bizard
  • Sympholies vocales
  • Club des amis des deux rives

Applying for donations and sponsorships

Read the donations and sponsorship policy and submit your project by filling out the donation and sponsorship form.

Read the donation and sponsorship policy (in French only, PDF, 181 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

Fill out the donation and sponsorship form (in French only, PDF, 775 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

To submit your application, contact:

Emmanuelle Perreault
Communications and Associative Affairs
514-426-1156, ext. 7222204
Contact by email - This link will open in a new window.

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.