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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.

Caisse Desjardins des Sources concretely supports community organizations through its donations and sponsorships program. This contributes to community well-being and development.

In 2018, your caisse helped more than 46 organizations by awarding $30,265 in donations and sponsorships.

Here are some of the organizations your caisse supported:

  • Maison de la Famille FamillAction
  • La croisée des sentiers
  • La corporation de développement du Mont-Ham
  • Bouge pour la santé
  • La meunerie de Saint-Adrien

Every year, your caisse fairly redistributes its surplus earnings to community organizations. Our involvement in the community clearly shows that the caisse has the well-being of the community at heart and plays a major role in its social and economic development.

See the community involvement policy (in French only, PDF, 182 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

Fill out the financial assistance application form (in French only, PDF, 162 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

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.

In 2018, your caisse contributed $127,053 trough the Community Development Fund, demonstrating its significant level of involvement in the community.

A few Community Development Fund recipients

Trio Desjardins pour l’emploi

An awards and grants program promoting summer student employment by local companies and community organizations.

Programme Créavenir Desjardins

A program that provides young entrepreneurs aged 18 to 35 with coaching, mentorship and financial assistance.The program is intended for young entrepreneurs who want to start their own business or who have a business that's less than 3 years old and don’t have access to traditional financing.

Personal Finance: I’m in Charge

An educational program for young adults, to help them:

  • Learn how to save, how to spend and how to use credit wisely
  • Get equipped with the right tools to avoid overspending and prevent over-indebtedness
  • Become aware of their rights and responsibilities

Desjardins Mutual Assistance Fund

A program that provides people in financial difficulty or who have unexpected, urgent expenses with free budget counselling and advice. They may also have access, subject to certain conditions, to small loans with payment terms adapted to their financial capacity.

Caisse Desjardins des Sources practices inter-cooperation with local caisses whenever possible. To maximize the scope of its efforts, it regularly joins forces with other caisses.

  • Caisse Desjardins du Val St-François
  • Caisse Desjardins du Nord du Haut St-François

Many projects have reaped the benefits of cooperative synergy, including:

  • Destination St-Camille
  • Accélérateur entrepreneurial Desjardins

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