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You are here: Home> Personal > Caisse populaire Desjardins des Ramées > Involvement in the community

Involvement in the community

As a member, your relationship with your caisse is a way for you to contribute to your community. The Community Development Fund, donations and sponsorships are important tools to foster the economic vitality of your neighbourhood. in 2019, more than $616,294 was invested in support of dozens of local initiatives.

See the 2019 year in review (in French only, PDF, 1.34 MB) - This link will open in a new window..

In addition to contributions from the Community Development Fund, Caisse populaire Desjardins des Ramées gave $260,415 in donations and sponsorships to the community over 2019.

Numerous projects and organizations received financial support from the caisse, including: Carrefour jeunesse-emploi des Îles, Centre d'activités physiques, Fondation Santé de l'Archipel, Regroupement Loisir des Îles, Site de la Côte, Attention Frag'Îles and Entraide communautaire des Îles.

Donations and sponsorships
Education $23,893
Cooperation $1,923
Health and healthy lifestyles $141,997
Culture $30,665
Economic development $35,024
Humanitarian works and community services $26,913
Total $260,415

In addition to the donations and sponsorships it awards, 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.

The members who sit on the Board of Directors manage the help fund. Every year, they report on the fund during the Annual General Meeting.

Here is a 2019 breakdown of contributions by Caisses populaires Desjardins des Ramées distributed to local projects through the Community Development Fund.

Community Development Fund
Education $20,109
Cooperation $5,000
Health and healthy lifestyles $220,375
Culture $1,563
Economic development $19,512
Humanitarian work and community services $89,320
Total $355,879

Several organizations received support from Caisse populaire Desjardins des Ramées Community Development Fund in 2019, including: Centre Multisport Desjardins, Fondation Madeli-Aide, Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders (CAMI), Association madelinienne pour la sécurité énergétique et environnementale (AMSÉE) and Coopérative École Cindy Mae Danse.

The fund's mission

The mission of this fund is to support the actions and projects that target the development of our community and the welfare of its people.To learn more about the eligibility criteria or how to make a request, fill out the registration form (PDF, 380 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

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