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You are here: Home> Personal > Caisse Desjardins de Mont-Joli–Est de La Mitis > 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 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.

Community Development Fund and donation and sponsorship application policy (in French only, PDF, 251 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

Financial aid application (in French only, PDF, 33 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

See our 2018 community outreach report (in French only, PDF, 758 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

We're listening

In October 2016, your caisse conducted a consultation to make sure our commitment to the community was in line with the new Desjardins Group Standard for the Community Development Fund.

The Standard aims to:

  • ensure that caisse actions reflect the needs of the community
  • let members speak out about the caisse's commitment to the community
  • maintain the caisse's role as a local socio economic leader

We held an online consultation on AccèsD during Cooperation Week which—like the 2016 survey results—confirmed that our commitments are in line with member concerns.

See our 2016 contributions (in French only, PDF, 46 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

$100 million development fund

Desjardins Group created a $100 million development fund to support regional socio-economic development. The goal of the fund is to support growth-generating, value-added community initiatives.

To apply, fill out the $100 million development fund application (in French only, PDF, 153 MB) - This link will open in a new window..

The Caisse awards a sum to an organization in La Mitis selected by a member when meeting with their advisor. Certain conditions apply.

Your community contribution (in French only, PDF, 221 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

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