About the credit union

About the credit union

In November 2018, our members decided to be stronger together. The new Desjardins Ontario Credit Union was created from the merger of these caisses:

  • Caisse populaire d'Alfred
  • Caisse populaire de Cornwall
  • Caisse populaire de Hawkesbury
  • Caisse populaire de la Vallée
  • Caisse populaire Nouvel-Horizon
  • Caisse populaire Rideau-Vision d'Ottawa
  • Caisse populaire Sud-Ouest Ontario
  • Caisse populaire Trillium
  • Caisse populaire Vallée Est
  • Caisse populaire Vermillon
  • Caisse populaire Voyageurs

This natural alliance is at the core of our vision for the future, always in our members' interest.

Our mission

Contribute to the economic and social well-being of individuals and communities.

Our vision

As a member of Canada's leading financial cooperative group, Desjardins Ontario Credit Union inspires confidence with contemporary financial services offer designed for its members, while enriching the lives of individuals and communities.

Our values

  • Money at the service for human development
  • Personal commitment
  • Democratic action
  • Integrity and rigour in the cooperative business
  • Solidarity with the community
  • Intercooperation

Our history

In November 2018, members of the 11 Ontario caisses populaires and delegates of the Fédération des caisses populaires de l'Ontario overwhelmingly voted in favour of merging. Thank you to all the members who shared their views and took part in this important democratic process.

The new Desjardins Ontario Credit Union will officially open January 1, 2020. We'll continue to play an active role in community development primarily through our donation and sponsorship program, and our Community Development Fund.

The first caisses in Ontario

In 1910, Caisse Sainte-Famille was the first caisse populaire founded in Ontario by Alphonse Desjardins.

From 1910 to 1913, Alphonse Desjardins participated directly in founding 19 caisses in French Ontario. From May 1910 to April 1913, he helped found the first wave of 7 caisses in the heart of French-Canadian parishes, located mainly in Ottawa. In fall 1913, he visited northern Ontario where he founded 11 new caisses in only 29 days.

Democratic life

As a member, you can have your say in your credit union's decisions by taking part in its democratic life.

At the annual general meeting, you'll be called upon by your credit union. You can participate in the various consultations about how to use the surplus earnings, among other things. You can also exercise your right to vote to adopt and change rules and elect the directors who'll sit on the board.

Every credit union member is also a co-owner.

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The credit union's board of directors

Elected directors are credit union members who dedicate their time to the board and to the good functioning of their credit union.

Learn more about the elected directors and young intern directors

Executive Committee

Stéphane Trottier

Stéphane Trottier

Chair
Francine Côté

Francine Côté

Vice-Chair
Louise Gervais-Guy

Louise Gervais-Guy

Secretary
Pierre Benoit

Pierre Benoit

Director
Robert Boucher

Robert Boucher

Director
William Boucher

William Boucher

Assistant Secretary and Treasurer

Directors

Marie-Paule Bonin

Marie-Paule Bonin

Director
Sylvain Charlebois

Sylvain Charlebois

Director
Jean Cloutier

Jean Cloutier

Director
Valérie Doré

Valérie Doré

Director
Lucie Huot

Lucie Huot

Director
Bululu Kabatakaka

Bululu Kabatakaka

Director
Roger Leduc

Roger Leduc

Director
Pierre Messier

Pierre Messier

Director
Sophie Miller

Sophie Miller

Director
Donald Narbonne

Donald Narbonne

Director
Chantal Sabourin

Chantal Sabourin

Director
Michel Yelle

Michel Yelle

Director

Our managers

These managers ensure the credit union's good financial health in a way that protects members' interests and provides them secure and profitable financial services.

Management Committee

Billy Boucher

Billy Boucher

General Manager and Chief Operating Officer
Normand Leroux

Normand Leroux

General Management Support Senior Manager
Stéphane Plante

Stéphane Plante

Consumer Market Manager
Pascale Bazinet

Pascale Bazinet

Sales Support Manager
Richard Dupuis

Richard Dupuis

Business Manager
David Deschenes

David Deschenes

Signature Service Manager
Line Haché

Line Haché

Human Resources Manager

Multi-Segment Regional Management

Chantal Lajoie

Chantal Lajoie

Manager - Ottawa Region
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Paul Doré

Paul Doré

Manager - Eastern Ontario Region
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Josée Préseault

Josée Préseault

Manager - Northern Sudbury Region
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