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.
Read our donations and sponsorships policy (in French only, PDF, 218 KB)
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.
The fund was created to support regional socio-economic development and growth-generating, value-added initiatives for communities.
In the Centre-du-Québec region, projects must have a favourable impact on one of the following:
Projects must also have economic spinoffs for the whole of the MRC d’ Arthabaska and MRC de L’Érable areas, or have even greater outreach. The projects selected will be those that spread out through the 2 MRCs or have a positive impact on the Centre-du-Québec region.
Projects submitted must be in the start-up stage and have a total cost estimated at $25,000 or more. Each request must correspond to 80% of this amount.
To submit a project, fill out the $100 million development fund project description sheet (in French only, PDF, 707 KB) - This link will open in a new window..
The information provided here is for demonstration purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional advice.
Before making investment decisions, you are advised to speak with your caisse advisor or your account manager at a Desjardins Business centre.
The information contained in this section should in no way be considered as advice or a recommendation by Desjardins Securities Inc. or Disnat.