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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 also invests in the community through the Community Development Fund. Its involvement clearly shows that the community’s well-being is a top priority. The caisse plays a major role in the community’s development by supporting many local and regional initiatives related to economic development, health and healthy lifestyles, cooperation, education and culture, as well as humanitarian projects and community services.

In 2019, a total of $327,931 was invested in nearly 100 local and regional projects.

Sponsorship application form (in French only, PDF, 1 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

Send the completed form to Marie-France Cyr, General Management Support Advisor by mail or by email - This link will open in a new window..

Eligibility and selection – Donations and sponsorships (in French only, PDF, 94 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

The caisse has a help fund that serves to redistribute a portion of the cooperative's surplus earnings to the community. Following a proposal by the board of directors, members decide, during the annual general meeting, what portion of the surplus earnings will be paid into the help fund. With the help of their caisse, members can support causes that are important to them.

Members of the board of directors (the Governance, Cooperation and Ethics Committee) manage the help fund. Every year, they report on the fund during the annual general meeting.

In 2019, a total of $327,931 from the Community Development Fund was awarded to various organizations to support local projects.

Read the 2019 annual review (in French only, PDF, 870 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

Read the 2019 Social and Cooperative Responsibility Report (in French only, PDF, 1.32 MB) - This link will open in a new window..

Watch the video on the social and cooperative responsibility report (in French only) - External link. This link will open in a new window..

Caisse Desjardins de Saint-Eustache–Deux-Montagnes practices intercooperation whenever possible and, with a view to maximizing the scope of its efforts, regularly joins forces with the following caisses:

  • Caisse Desjardins du Lac des Deux-Montagnes
  • Caisse populaire Desjardins de Mirabel
  • Caisse Desjardins de l'Envolée
  • Caisse Desjardins Thérèse-De Blainville

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

  • Desjardins Jeunes au travail
  • Fonds microcrédit Desjardins (managed by Centre local de développement Memphrémagog)
  • Senior prevention kits
  • Fondation du Collège Lionel-Groulx
  • Fondation Desjardins
  • Comité d'aide alimentaire des Patriotes
  • MRC de Deux-Montagnes Relay for Life

The Caisse also supports local cooperatives:

  • Coopérative des travailleurs manuels
  • Coopérative jeunesse de services created by Maison des jeunes de Saint-Eustache Entre-Ado
  • Coopérative PASSADELL, which came as a result of the "Jeunes en action" program organized by the Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi de la MRC de Deux-Montagnes