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You are here: Home> Personal > Caisse Desjardins de Joliette et du Centre de Lanaudière > Involvement in the community

Involvement in the community

The caisse understands the challenges and issues facing its members. With their support, it can provide its fellow citizens with valuable help regarding initiatives aimed at common betterment and the advancement of society.

Your caisse supports local and regional initiatives in various areas.

Fill out the sponsorship application form - This link will open in a new window. (in French only, PDF, 906 KB).

Please return the completed form to France Lacroix by email - This link will open in a new window..

The Community Development Fund 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 caisse, members can support causes that are important to them.

Members who sit on the board of directors manage the community fund. Every year, they report on the fund at the annual general meeting.

Caisse Desjardins de Joliette et du Centre de Lanaudière practices intercooperation whenever possible and, with a view to maximizing the scope of its efforts, regularly joins forces with the following caisses:

  • Caisse Desjardins de D'Autray
  • Caisse Desjardins du Nord de Lanaudière

Here are projects that have reaped the benefits of this cooperative synergy:

  • Fondation pour la Santé du Nord de Lanaudière
  • Fondation du CEGEP régional de Lanaudière à Joliette
  • Salon Rendez-vous commerce
  • Chambre immobilière de Lanaudière
  • M 103,5FM
  • And many others

Aging in a rural community

The "Vieillir en demeurant dans sa communauté rurale" project meets the needs of seniors who live in a rural environment and wish to stay there as long as possible. The objective is to enable our seniors to continue to live in the rural community they grew up in and where they have spent the best years of their lives.

As a proud supporter of community projects, the Caisse Desjardins de Joliette will contribute $275,000 from its Community Development Fund to help support this project estimated at more than $4.78 million. A community residence is an innovative idea that will make it possible for aging Crabtree residents to stay in their beloved municipality.

Thanks to this initiative, local seniors will be able to continue to call Crabtree their home.

The Marchés de Noël Joliette-Lanaudière

For many years, the Caisse has been a partner of various events organized by the Société de développement du centre-ville de Joliette. It is a pleasure to support the Marchés de Noël Joliette-Lanaudière which has a significant positive economic impact for local craftspersons and downtown merchants.

Once again this year, the Caisse Desjardins de Joliette sponsored the romantic Desjardins caleche, decorated in full Christmas regalia. For 2 weekends, people of all ages could take an enchanting ride, free of charge, through the downtown streets.