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The Caisse Desjardins de la Pommeraie has a long tradition of involvement with local youth. This is why it is so enthusiastic about the massive concerted effort being made by all Desjardins components toward youth outreach.

Desjardins Youth Offer

In addition to offering financial products designed for young members, the caisse also provides the expert services of a youth advisor. Entirely dedicated to young people 18 to 35, our advisor provides them with a personalized advisory approach to help them achieve their dreams and goals.

The caisse is awarding $20,000 in scholarships

Every year, Desjardins comes together to support hundreds of our student members across Quebec and Ontario, with scholarships in all post-secondary fields and levels of study.

Once you've submitted your application, it will automatically be forwarded to several different Desjardins scholarship programs for review. You'll be considered for scholarships from individual caisses and other Desjardins partners, as well as the Desjardins Foundation, which lends a financial helping hand to students who need it.

The application period runs from March 1 to 31 every year.

Read the program rules (in French only, PDF, 197 KB)

Sign up on the Desjardins scholarship platform

Apply for the Young Intern Director Program

If you're a member between 18 and 30, you can join the board of directors and actively contribute to the caisse's performance through the Young Intern Director Program. You'll participate in the board meetings, but without voting rights.

Learn more about the Young Intern Director Program

As part of its educational mission, the caisse has partnered with local schools to offer the educational school caisse program to elementary school children. The program helps them become financially independent, responsible and competent.

The caisse currently has partnerships with 13 school caisses, namely those at the Saint-Jacques, Mgr Douville, Saint-Romuald, Farnham Elementary, Saint-Joseph, Premier Envol, Mgr Desranleau, Saint-François-d'Assise, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Butler, Jean XXIII, Notre-Dame-du-Sourire and Bee Lingue schools.

Want to enrol your child at a school caisse? Go to www.caissescolaire.com - External link. This link will open in a new window. and click the Enrol my child button. You can also subscribe to the newsletter to receive deposit date reminders and program news.

To learn more about the school caisse's educational program, contact Karolyne Boucher, Youth Advisor, at 450-293-5321, ext. 7003344, or by email - This link will open in a new window..

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!

Learn more about things that matter to you, such as:

  • budgeting: how does it work?
  • living in an apartment: key considerations
  • the labour market: your rights and responsibilities
  • credit: how to get the most out of it
  • saving: is it possible?

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 learn more? Contact one of our regional partners.

On February 18, 2014, Karolyne Boucher, Youth Advisor for the Bedford and Farnham caisses, was recognized by the Commission scolaire du Val-des-Cerfs (school board) for the My future now program she started with Odette Laberge at École Jean-Jacques-Bertrand in Farnham.


Project goals:

  • Teach young people about various employment sectors
  • Publicize employment opportunities with regional businesses
  • Encourage continuing education
  • Ensure workforce renewal
  • Develop entrepreneurship
  • Improve self-awareness
Recommended approaches:
  • Self-awareness activities for undergraduate students
  • Activities to raise awareness about the local job market
  • Lectures and workshops
  • Job-shadowing;
  • Visits to businesses and institutions
  • Youth cooperative

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