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Desjardins has a long tradition of involvement with local youth. This is why Caisse Desjardins du Centre-est de Montréal is so enthusiastic about the concerted effort being made by all Desjardins components toward youth outreach.

The caisses are highly committed to promoting savings and financial education. Learn more about caisse youth programs and promotions on JeunesseD (site in French only) - External link. This link will open in a new window..

Desjardins youth offer

Are you between 12 and 17? See High school students.

Are you a vocational, college or university student? See Post-secondary students.

Are you a new member of the workforce? See Young workers.

Personal Finance: I'm in Charge

Throughout fall 2021, the caisse is offering free online financial literacy workshops on budgeting, credit, and digital security in collaboration with community organizations including l'Association de coopérative d'économie familiale (ACEF) de l'Est de Montréal and Carrefour jeunesse-emploi (CJE) d'Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

See the winter 2022 workshops


Desjardins supports post-secondary students by offering them scholarships of up to $10,000. For more information, see the Scholarships page in the Desjardins Foundation section.

School caisse

To introduce elementary school students to good savings habits and better prepare them to manage their finances in adulthood, Caisse du Centre-est de Montréal is an active supporter of the school caisse in these schools:

  • École Notre-Dame-du-Foyer
  • École Notre-Dame-des-Victoires
  • École Sainte-Bernadette-Soubirous
  • École Sainte-Anne
  • école Saint-Donat
  • École St-Jean Vianney

Students with a school caisse account don’t pay administration fees and are not subject to a minimum deposit.

Finance Lab

With a view to introducing high school students to the basics of managing a caisse as well as its democratic and cooperative principles, Caisse du Centre-est de Montréal supports 2 student caisses (now called Finance Labs) at the following schools:

  • École Joseph-François-Perreault