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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.

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..

Caisses that stand for diversity

Since 2008, caisses of the greater Montreal area, including Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal, have been participating in initiatives aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, primarily by creating an internal LGBT Committee and sponsoring key events in these communities.

Through their commitment, caisses of the greater Montreal area are are proud to be partners of Fondation Émergence and to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community projects in Montreal.

Learn more about Fondation Émergence (website in French only).

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.