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You are here: Home > Personal > Caisse populaire Desjardins des Ramées > Involvement in the community

Involvement in the community

As a member, your relationship with your caisse is a way for you to contribute to your community. The Community Development Fund, donations and sponsorships are important tools to foster the economic vitality of your community. In 2020, $252,998 was invested in support of dozens of local initiatives.

See the 2020 year in review (in French only, PDF, 869 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

In addition to contributions from the Community Development Fund, Caisse populaire Desjardins des Ramées gave $106,734 in donations and sponsorships to the community in 2020.

Numerous projects and organizations received financial support from the caisse, including Coopérative École Cindy Mae Danse, La Mer sur un plateau, Festival Images en vues, Fondation Santé de l'Archipel and Le Bon goût frais des Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

Donations and sponsorships
Education$18,554
Health and healthy lifestyles$27,543
Culture$18,347
Economic development, jobs and entrepreneurship$19,426
Community and humanitarian work$17,864
Business development$5,000
Total$106,734

In addition to the donations and sponsorships it awards, the caisse has a Community Development Fund (CDF) that serves to redistribute a portion of the cooperative's surplus earnings to the community. Following a proposal by the board of directors, members decide, during the annual general meeting, what portion of the surplus earnings will be paid into the fund. With the help of their caisse, members can support causes that are important to them.

The members who sit on the board of directors manage the Community Development Fund. Every year, they report on the fund during the annual general meeting.

Here is a 2020 breakdown of contributions by Caisses populaires Desjardins des Ramées distributed to local projects through the fund.

Community Development Fund
Education$50,888
Health and healthy lifestyles$0
Culture$8,250
Economic development, jobs and entrepreneurship$49,126
Community and humanitarian work$38,000
Total$146,264

Several organizations received support from Caisse populaire Desjardins des Ramées Community Development Fund in 2020, including Logis du Bel-Âge, Musée de la Mer, Coopérative d'utilisation de matériel agricole, Centre de recherche sur les milieux insulaires et maritimes (CERMIM) and Fondation Madeli-Aide.

The fund's mission

The mission of this fund is to support the actions and projects that target the development of our community and the welfare of its people. To learn more about the eligibility criteria or how to make a request, fill out the registration form (PDF, 380 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

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