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 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.
Caisse Desjardins des Verts-Sommets de l'Estrie shows its cooperative difference in many ways. Whether it's through involvement in the community or cooperative, economic and financial education we provide, our objective remains the same: the satisfaction of our members.
Also, Caisse Desjardins des Verts-Sommets de l'Estrie shares its results with its members through individual and collective dividends. And it's thanks to dividends that the Caisse can support community development. It is committed to:
In 2018, the caisse paid out a total of $235,565 through its Community Development Fund and donations and sponsorships policy. The organizations who benefitted from these funds work in a wide range of fields, such as healthcare and healthy lifestyles, community and humanitarian services, education, arts and culture and economic development.
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The information provided here is for demonstration purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional advice.
Before making investment decisions, you are advised to speak with your caisse advisor or your account manager at a Desjardins Business centre.
The information contained in this section should in no way be considered as advice or a recommendation by Desjardins Securities Inc. or Disnat.