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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.

The Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal's donations and sponsorships program is one of the many ways the caisse maintains its cooperative difference and achieves its economic and social mission in the community. By supporting local organizations and partners, the caisse contributes to the community's economic development and well-being.

The Caisse intends to take on a proactive role to promote collaborative efforts between the many community stakeholders.

Donations and sponsorships policy

Politique et critères d'admissibilité (in French only, PDF, 900 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

We encourage you to read the donations and sponsorships policy and to submit your project using the form below.

You want to:

Submit a request for donation or sponsorship

Apply for financial aid from the Community Development Fund (site in French only) - External link. This link will open in a new window.

Response time

Your request will be considered once we receive your duly completed form. We will give you the committee’s decision approximately 4 weeks after the deadline.

Required documents

  • Duly completed form
  • Detailed total budget required to complete your initiative
  • Visibility plan
  • Detailed description of the initiative (if applicable)
  • Description of the organization (if applicable)

For more information, contact Andréanne Côté at 514-288-5249, ext. 7700154 or by email - This link will open in a new window..

Request a refund of user fees

For more information, contact Jenny Labbé (temporarily replacing Audrey Fortier) at 514-288-5249, ext. 7700260 or by email - This link will open in a new window..

Response time

Your request will be considered and processed within 4 weeks after we receive it.

Submission deadline Approximate response date
January 31, 2020 Week of March 2, 2020
March 27, 2020 Week of May 4, 2020
May 29, 2020 Week of July 6, 2020
September 4, 2020 Week of October 5, 2020
November 6, 2020 Week of December 1, 2020

Required documents

  • Duly completed form
  • Summary (monthly amounts and annual total)

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.

Read the cooperative difference report (in French only, PDF, 1.32 MB) - This link will open in a new window..

Watch the 2018 cooperative difference report video (in French only) - External link. This link will open in a new window..

Even thought we're well-established in our community, Caisse du Plateau-Mont-Royal works directly with several neighbouring caisses, particularly in donations and sponsorship. In fact, we collaborate on many regional initiatives whether in arts and culture or projects affecting youth and families. Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM Festival), Montreal Museums Day, Fantasia Festival, The Eurêka! Festival and the Zero Waste Festival are just a few examples.

A joint effort for Co-op Week

During Co-op Week that is held every year in mid-October, a hundred or so employees from Plateau-Mont-Royal, du Quartier-Latin and Complexe Desjardins volunteer at the Refuge des jeunes de Montréal for a week—because cooperation is who we are!

Desjardins partout!

Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal reiterates its commitment to the environment with a unique project!

Thanks to the Desjardins partout! project, the Caisse encourages urban, residential and commercial agricultural projects that:

  • counter the effects of urban heat islands
  • reduce greenhouse gases
  • collect rainwater
  • reduce energy consumption

The project must be sustainable, such as green walls, or the installation of a green roof, a rainwater collection barrel, solar panels, etc.

This project is subsized through the Community Development Fund at Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal and is for all members wishing to reduce their ecological footprint.

Neighbourhood Loan

In the interest of community development, Caisse populaire Desjardins du Mont-Royal offers people of limited means the possibility of obtaining a small loan. This comes as a result of an association with the Option Consommateurs organization through the "Neighbourhood Loan" program. For more information, please contact Option Consommateurs.