Log in

See other Desjardins sites

Go to the selected application. It will open a new window.
Guaranteed 100% secure connection

You are here: Home > Personal > Caisse Desjardins de L'Île-d'Orléans > Involvement in the community

Involvement in the community

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 now accepts financial aid applications for projects 5 times a year. Applications are analyzed by the Governance and Ethics Committee, which is made up of caisse directors.

Important dates:

Submission deadline*Analysis by the Committee*Decision from the board of directors
January 26, 2024February 14, 2024February 27, 2024
April 26, 2024May 7, 2024May 28, 2024
May 31, 2024June 18, 2024June 25, 2024
September 6, 2024September 18, 2024September 24, 2024
November 1, 2024November 20, 2024December 3, 2024

*Dates can change without notice. You'll only receive an answer once the board of directors has approved your application.

The 4 investment* priorities for the fund are:

  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Culture
  • Healthy living

*The committee will analyze any project that meets a need in the community.

Your caisse is proud to support organizations and community projects in the region. Requests for donations and sponsorships follow the same schedule and evaluation process as requests for financial assistance.

Read the 2023 cooperative difference report (in French only, PDF, 6.8 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

Fill out the partnership application form - This link will open in a new window.

Read the caisse's investment policy (in French only, PDF, 1072 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

Desjardins Mutual Assistance Funds

This solidarity-based product, in partnership with Groupe de recherche en animation et planification économique (GRAPE) and l'ACEF de Québec, aims to help people experiencing financial difficulty through various budget consulting services and emergency loans, if necessary.

Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses

The result of a partnership between the caisses of Québec-Est and Fonds d'emprunt Québec, Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses is a solidarity-based product that considerably improves access to credit for small businesses and self-employed workers. It helps people or groups that are not eligible for financing from traditional networks by giving them access to financing and guiding them in accomplishing their business project. A total of 2,330 jobs have been created and maintained over 12 years.

Congratulations to our 2024 winner, Jeanne d'Arc Delisle

Gabrielle-Bouffard and Oscar-Ferland Award

Every year since 1999, Caisse Desjardins de L'Île-d'Orléans has recognized the involvement of a volunteer who has stood out for their cooperative, social or community work.

The contest is open to all caisse members over 18 who have volunteered on Île d'Orléans. The person cannot already have received the prize.

See the list of past winners (in French only, PDF, 2.4 MB)

Read the contest rules (in French only, PDF, 228 KB)

The call for nominations ran from November 1 to December 1, 2023. The caisse announced this year's winner, Jeanne d'Arc Delisle, during the caisse's annual general meeting in spring 2024.