Community Involvement

Community involvement

The credit union understands the challenges and issues facing its members. With their support, we can help our fellow citizens through the initiatives aimed at the common betterment and advancement of society.

Donations and sponsorships

In keeping with our goal of making a significant contribution to local activities, Desjardins Ontario Credit Union is a major player in community development. We support many organizations and a multitude of major projects.

Each year, various local organizations benefit from the cooperative difference and support of their financial institution.

Community Development Fund

The Community Development Fund (CDF) serves to redistribute a portion of the cooperative's surplus earnings to the community. Following a proposal by the board of directors, during the annual general meeting, members decide what portion of the surplus earnings will be paid into the community fund. Through their credit union, members can support causes that are important to them.

The CDF helps fund beneficial initiatives submitted by individuals, associations, groups, institutions or organizations that operate in Ontario.

To apply for funding, please complete the online form - External link. This link will open in a new window..