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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.
The Caisse populaire Desjardins du Centre-sud gaspésien concretely supports local organizations through its donations and sponsorships program. This contributes to community development and helps improve our residents' well-being.
Your Caisse is proud to support our community's projects.
Throughout the year, the Caisse received many requests for financial aid for projects by different individuals and organizations. The vast majority of these requests were excellent project proposals. However, as the needs multiply, it is unfortunately impossible for the Caisse to support each of these projects in every area. Each proposal is carefully studied and the Caisse focuses especially on the effect the project will have in the community.
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.
The two goals of the Fund:
The three components of the Fund: