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Youth

Scholarships

The caisse contributes to various scholarship programs to support young people in their studies and encourage them to stay in school. Eligible candidates can apply - This link will open in a new window. between March 1 and 31 every year.

Caisse support program for elementary schools

Every year, the caisse supports local elementary schools by providing assistance for various educational projects for students.

Are you a school principal on our territory who wants to submit a project? Here's what you need to do:

Every year, we'll support at least 1 project that hasn't received a Desjardins Foundation Prize.

Important dates

October 3 to 21, 2022 Projects are submitted using the partnership application form
Week of December 12, 2022Projects are analyzed by the caisse's board of directors
December 2022 Decisions are sent to schools
January 2023Funding is awarded to the winning schools

Desjardins Foundation Prizes

So what's the difference between the caisse's program and Desjardins Foundation Prizes?

Desjardins Foundation Prizes are for enthusiastic teachers and school workers who would like to get financial assistance of up to $3,000 to run projects with kindergarten, elementary or high school students. It's a program to support individual classes and groups, not whole schools.

Desjardins Group directors and employees vote to select the winning projects.

Learn more about Desjardins Foundation Prizes

Finance Lab: a project for students and schools

We are pleased to have the local PolyCaisse student caisse, now called the Finance Lab, at Polyvalente Hyacinthe-Delorme in Saint-Hyacinthe.

Benefits for students:

  • Enhancing their knowledge and enabling them to gain hands-on experience in terms of learning about cooperation, economics, finance and administration
  • Providing them with the experience of a group project for which they are responsible

Personal Finance: I'm in Charge® financial education program

Are you between 16 and 25? Do you have questions about your finances?

Personal Finance: I'm in Charge® is just what you're looking for!

You'll learn more about things that matter to you, such as:

  • how budgeting work
  • things to consider when living in an apartment
  • the labour market: your rights and responsibilities
  • how to get the most out of credit
  • how to save

Thanks to the collaboration of the caisse, free 2-hour group workshops are offered by community partners or educational institutions of the region.

We take a dynamic approach that gets you involved. You'll interact through a variety of hands-on activities and exercises.

Want to find out more? Just contact one of our regional partners.

Youth advisors

With the goal of meeting the needs of its young members, Caisse Desjardins de la Région de Saint-Hyacinthe has a team of 4 advisors exclusively dedicated to serving young members, whether they’re students or new to the job market.

Pascale Des-Ormeaux
Personal Finance Advisor
450-768-3030, ext. 7059327
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Noémie Bonneau
Wealth Management Advisor
450-768-3030, ext. 7059259
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Karianne Guilmain
Personal Finance Advisor
450-768-3030, ext. 7059567
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Sonia Séguin
Financial Services Agent
450-768-3030, ext. 7059282
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Carole-Anne Boucher
Personal Finance Advisor
450-768-3030, ext. 7059267
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Catherine Dufresne
Personal Finance Advisor
450-768-3030, ext. 7059259
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They are exclusively dedicated to young members in school as well as those who've recently joined the workforce.

They provide the following services to young members:

  • Recommend the best financing tools to meet their cash flow needs to pay for their studies or make a major purchase.
  • Recommend the best savings strategies to fulfill a dream, take a trip or save for a their first home
  • Develop a repayment strategy and solutions to lower the debt burden and build a solid credit file
  • Provide information on how to protect and grow their assets, as well as help them better understand the world of finance.

Young Intern Director Program

To pave the way for new officers, the caisse has been participating for several years now in the Young Intern Director Program. An internship on the Board of Directors gives you a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience.

To learn more, see Young Intern Director Program.

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