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You are here: Home > Personal > Caisse Desjardins Pierre-De Saurel > 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.

What are donations and sponsorships?

Like Desjardins Group, all year round, your caisse supports various community, local and regional initiatives through donations and sponsorships. Contributing to the well-being of local people, donations are amounts or gifts offered for free, while sponsorships are material support from which it is possible to gain publicity benefits to highlight Desjardins's engagement.

Who do these contributions help?

Every year, many local organizations, whose values are in line with those of your caisse, are supported through various contributions. Among them, it supports mostly those that operate in health, the environment, education, arts and culture, sports and leisure, or that contribute to the socio-economic development of the region. Benefiting from a valuable leverage, these organizations, controlled by local people for local people, can count on their caisse's support to encourage many causes and carry out projects that promote our community's well-being and our region's socio-economic development.

How to apply

Fill out the donation and sponsorship application form (in French only, PDF, 114 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

Send the completed form to Amélie Salvas by email - This link will open in a new window..

What is the Community Development Fund?

The Community Development Fund was established in our caisses to help in the development of our respective communities, among others, because the Caisse's development and the community's development are interrelated and contributing to the community's economic and social well-being is the very mission of the Caisse.

Where does the money come from?

At the Annual General Meeting, members decide to allocate part of the Caisse surplus earnings to the Community Development Fund. This is a form of collective member dividend that benefits that entire community.

Which projects are eligible?

The purpose of the Fund is to act as leverage for development; work with other resources existing in the community to support projects that will spell the difference for problems, difficulties or specific priorities identified by the community.

Based on these key findings and the reflection on the nature of the Caisse's engagement made by the members elected to the Board of Directors, Caisse managers and employees, major orientations are adopted by officers.

How does it work?

A committee, established by the Board of Directors, works at bringing into realization the Caisse's involvement in the community based on selected orientations and an allocation of the Fund aimed at balancing short- and long-term efforts and targets innovating, structuring and longer-term projects that benefit the region.

In light of the structuring community projects and priorities established by the caisse, the Committee presents its engagement plan (action plan) to the Board of Directors, which is the decision-making body that approves projects.

The Community Development Fund will benefit from being used in partnership with other resources to increase the leverage effect and ensure the success of community projects.