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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.

The caisse understands the challenges and issues its members face daily. Sensitive to their needs and concerns, the caisse is proactive and supports members in advancing their community and in initiatives aimed at improving individual and collective well-being.

Caisse Desjardins du Réseau municipal works in the municipal, associative and union sectors. It allocates donations, sponsorships and substantial amounts from its Community Development Fund (CDF) to support key initiatives that have a significant impact on municipal employees and young people (student firefighters).

Donations

Charitable purpose to support a charity as part of its regular activities and not for a development project, for example.

Sponsorships

Commercial and business development purposes, for example, a contribution equivalent to the value in visibility (ex., a golf tournament that is not dedicated to a socio-economic cause).

Community Development Fund (CDF)

Aimed at sustainable development to meet a collective, economic, social and environmental need. For example: financing of an educational program, scholarships, purchase of healthcare equipment or financing of a building to support a community project.

Eligibility criteria

Eligible applications from:

  • agencies, organizations or projects that benefit municipal employees or the community in connection with causes supported by municipal employees
  • agencies, organizations or projects presented by individual members and businesses of the caisse that have an impact on the community's development
  • inter-cooperation projects with other caisses

Key projects presented to the Community Development Fund must:

  • serve for purposes of information and education, business development, dynamism and the well-being of the caisse's target groups
  • promote economic, associative and social development by supporting the partners and member organizations of our groups
  • contribute to key projects and initiatives that help sustainable development in a significant way
  • include a partnership agreement and visibility plan

Fill out the sponsorship application form (in French only, PDF, 864 KB) - 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.

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