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You are here: Home > Personal > Caisse Desjardins des Verts-Sommets de l'Estrie > 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.

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.

Caisse Desjardins des Verts-Sommets de l'Estrie shows its cooperative difference in many ways. Whether it's through involvement in the community or cooperative, economic and financial education we provide, our objective remains the same: the satisfaction of our members.

Also, Caisse Desjardins des Verts-Sommets de l'Estrie shares its results with its members through individual and collective dividends. And it's thanks to dividends that the Caisse can support community development. It is committed to:

  • facilitate access to education and culture
  • promote cooperative values
  • support economic development
  • support humanitarian and community organizations
  • encourage the adoption healthy lifestyles

In 2019, the caisse paid out a total of $250,782 through its Community Development Fund and donations and sponsorships policy. The organizations who benefitted from these funds work in a wide range of fields, such as healthcare and healthy lifestyles, community and humanitarian services, education, arts and culture and economic development.

To learn more, see the 2019 cooperative difference report (in French only, PDF, 2.11 MB) - This link will open in a new window..

Fill out the donation and sponsorship form (in French only, PDF, 150 KB) - This link will open in a new window.. Help

To apply for donations or sponsorships, save the form on your computer and submit it to us once duly completed.