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Youth

Youth are our top priority

Education and youth are priorities for Caisse Desjardins de Wendake.

Our role is to inform young people about Desjardins products and services developed especially for them. To do so, we hold educational lectures at various schools, including Wahta’ elementary school and Centre de développement de la formation et de la main-d’œuvre (CDFM) huron wendat. The lectures help young people determine which products and services are best suited to their needs. Students also learn more about their current financial situation, budgeting, sound credit management, indebtedness and how to avoid it, saving for a special project and much more.

Young people are invited to make an appointment with a caisse advisor to develop a financial plan. Our advisors can pinpoint their needs and meet their expectations.

Services for youth clientele

Caisse Desjardins de Wendake has a long tradition of involvement with local youth. In addition to providing personalized training for students of the Centre de développement de la formation et de la main-d'œuvre (CDFM) huron-wendat, the caisse is also enthusiastic about the massive converted effort being made by all Desjardins components toward youth outreach.

School Caisse

Created in 1965, the School Caisse program has always kept up with the times. To help children start developing sound savings habits at a young age, Caisse Desjardins de Wendake actively supports the educational school caisse service offered at Wahta’ elementary school.

Through this program, elementary school children learn the value of money, the cost of goods, and the importance of setting savings goals and meeting financial commitments. In 2018, close to 50 students participated in the School Caisse program at our elementary school in Wendake. The School Caisse website - External link. This link opens in a new window. has a wide range of activities, videos and games that help young people become independent, responsible and capable, instill cooperative values, and teach them the importance of sound financial management. It also helps parents get involved in their children's financial education.

Services for members ages 12 to 17

For a wide range of cool information and entertainment and to learn more about finance, see High school students.

You'll find information on:

Services for post-secondary student members

Students

Are you a vocational, CEGEP or university student?

See Post-secondary students. You'll find products and services designed with you in mind.

Did you know?

Many transaction plans are offered free of charge to students. Ask a Caisse Desjardins de Wendake youth advisor to help you choose the right plan for your situation.

Caisse Desjardins de Wendake scholarship program

From March 1 to March 31, 2021, you can apply for the caisse's scholarship program on the Desjardins Foundation platform. In 2021, we will award $2,500 in scholarships: 1 scholarship of $500 for CEGEP studies and 2 scholarships of $1,000 for university studies.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be between 17 and 30 years old
  • Have been a member of Caisse de Wendake for at least 90 days
  • Be a full-time CEGEP or university student

Apply - External link. This link opens in a new window.

See the contest rules (in French only, PDF, 193 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

For more information, contact Stéphanie Castonguay at 418-843-0242.

Desjardins Foundation scholarships

Caisse Desjardins de Wendake contributes to Desjardins Foundation, which gives out over a half million dollars in scholarships each year. Keep an eye out for the application period and apply for a scholarship. The Foundation supports students in high school, vocational school, CEGEP and university in all regions of Quebec.

Fondation AFDU-Québec scholarships (Association des femmes diplômées des universités)

Association des femmes diplômées des universités de Québec (AFDU Québec) formed a partnership with Caisse Desjardins de Wendake a few years ago to award 4 scholarships of $250 and 1 scholarship of $500, all of which are for CDFM huron Wendat de Wendake students. The scholarships are always much appreciated and encourage women to pursue their studies until they graduate.

Visit the Association des femmes diplômées des universités de Québec site (site in French only) - External link. This link will open in a new window..

Education is vital to help young First Nations women become aware of their true value, improve their social standing, take control of their lives and become role models for the next generation.

Young workers

Are you a new member of the workforce? Want to know how to make the most of your salary?

See Young workers.

If you are a healthcare or business professional, see Professionals.

If you like challenges, there are career opportunities at Desjardins that could match your skills. A job or an internship with Desjardins could give your career a boost!

See Career opportunities.

Young Intern Director Program

The Young Intern Director program gives you the chance to complete a 1-year practical internship on a caisse board of directors. You'll gain valuable work experience and add concrete achievements to your résumé while contributing to your community's socioeconomic development.

Up for the challenge?

You have until October 31, 2021, to apply. Send your cover letter and résumé to Sonia Lefebvre by email.