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Publication of a book on the history of credit unions in Ontario

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book on the history of credit unions in Ontario: Desjardins Ontario Credit Union: More than 100 Years in the Making, by historian Pierre-Olivier Maheux.

Desjardins Ontario Credit Union opened on January 1, 2020. Today, it serves members across the entire province and represents more than 100 years of history—Alphonse Desjardins founded the first caisses populaires in Ontario in the 1910s.

From humble beginnings as small savings and credit cooperatives, the caisses populaires have grown through the generations to become an integral part of Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth largest in the world.

This is a story of continually adapting to members' needs—it's also the story of the Franco-Ontarian community, which this book also explores.

Get your digital copy - External link. This link will open in a new window.

Missed the webinar with historian and author Pierre-Olivier Maheux and Stéphane Trottier, Chair of the Desjardins Ontario Credit Union? The recording is now available.

View the webinar recording (in French only) - External link. This link will open in a new window.