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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 2018, more than $431,750 was invested in support of dozens of local initiatives.

See the 2018 year in review: Revue de l'année 2018 (in French only, PDF, 1.02 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

In addition to contributions from the Community Development Fund, Caisse populaire Desjardins des Ramées gave $198,579 in donations and sponsorships to the community over 2018.

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

Donations and sponsorships
Education $39,358
Health and healthy lifestyles $38,499
Arts and culture $48,701
Economic development $34,070
Humanitarian works and community services $36,004
Cooperation $1,947
Total $198,579

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 2018 breakdown of contributions by Caisses populaires Desjardins des Ramées distributed to local projects through the Community Development Fund.

Community Development Fund
Education $80,211
Health and healthy lifestyles $20,625
Arts and culture $16,650
Economic development $35,000
Humanitarian works and community services $66,563
Cooperation $14,125
Total $233,174

Several organizations received support from Caisse populaire Desjardins des Ramées Community Development Fund in 2018, including: CERMIM, la Coopérative École Cindy Mae Danse, la Corporation de développement portuaire de la Baie du Cap-Vert, la Fondation Madeli-Aide, le Paradis plein-air, l'Association culturelle de Havre-Aubert, le Club des 50 ans et plus de Fatima et de Grande-Entrée and le Centre Alfred-Gallant.

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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