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You are here: Home> Personal > Caisse Desjardins des Grands boulevards de Laval > 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.

The caisse plays a major role in community development and supports many local and regional initiatives to promote economic development, health and healthy lifestyles, cooperation, education, culture as well as humanitarian projects and community services.

Bilan de la distinction coopérative 2019 (in French only, PDF, 1.54 MB) - External link. This link will open in a new window.

Caisse des Grands boulevards de Laval is proud to support local organizations and our community's projects.


The caisse has always been associated with various local school projects and supports their sports and cultural activities.

As such, as part of its mission of providing cooperative, economic and financial education, the caisse offers the school caisse program to local elementary schools to help parents teach their children about saving money.

The Caisse Desjardins des Grands boulevards de Laval actively supports the school caisse at the following schools: Simon-Vanier, Socrates-Démosthène (Démosthène campus), Léon-Guilbault, Marcel-Vaillancourt, Charles-Perrault and Saint-Gilles.

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.

2018 social responsibility report: Bilan de la distinction coopérative 2019 (in French only, PDF, 7.38 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

To present a project that is near and dear to your heart and that will contribute to the community's development, fill out the Community Development Fund form (in French only, PDF, 681 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

Community Development Fund policy (in French only, PDF, 265 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

Help fund recipients:

Centre de pédiatrie sociale Laval

The Caisse has developed a solid and sustainable partnership with Centre de pédiatrie sociale Laval since the centrewas founded in 2011. The Centre helps families in Chomedey.

Desjardins Foundation

Desjardins Foundation supports the sustainable prosperity of individuals and communities through philanthropy in the fields of education and cooperation in accordance with Desjardins Group’s mission. It is an incomparable partner in achieving the dreams of young people and the upcoming generation. For all these reasons, the Caisse is proud to support Desjardins Foundation.

A colourful competition

The Caisse des Grands boulevards de Laval was on hand to award prizes to the Ligue d'improvisation de la Rencontre Théâtre Ados (LIRTA) competition, where dynamic young people vied for the prestigious Coupe Champlain trophy.

The Caisse underscored the importance of courtesy in all aspects of life by awarding a prize to the "most courteous" team. An honorable quality and value that deserves to be encouraged. Community development support is one of the strong points of Desjardins's cooperative difference and the Caisse des Grands boulevards de Laval wants to participate in this by providing credibility to community initiatives, such as helping young people develop their artistic talents while reducing the school drop-out rate. So what better way to do this than by supporting LIRTA?

Maison des enfants Le Dauphin de Laval

The "Confidences d'enfants" letter program at the Maison des enfants Le Dauphin de Laval gives Laval students the opportunity to write letters to express their happiness or sorrow. The children are guaranteed a personalized and confidential, along with a hand-drawn picture. Mailboxes are posted in participating schools and the team at the Maison des enfants collects and delivers the letters each week.

Val-Martin Community Centre

The Maison des jeunes du Centre communautaire Val-Martin organizes activities that give young people the chance to use their talents and social, sports and cultural strengths to develop their self-esteem and confidence. The Caisse is proud to have been supporting Maison des jeunes du Centre communautaire for the past 7 years.

Pareil, pas pareil

The "Pareil, pas pareil" program, organized in collaboration with École Gadbois and École Charles-Perrault, was set up to give physically disabled children the opportunity do activities with healthy children. The children enjoy the chance to share experiences while becoming aware of their differences and forging special friendships!

Maison des jeunes du Marigot

A recording studio was inaugurated at Maison des jeunes du Marigot. Supported by the Caisse, the project aims to introduce young people to music performance to help keep them off the street.