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You are here: Home> Personal > Caisse populaire Desjardins des Plaines boréales > 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.

Your caisse supports local and regional initiatives in various areas.

For requests under $500 complete this form (in French only, PDF, 118 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

For requests over $500, see Community Development - Request for Community Development Fund projects

Caisse populaire Desjardins des Plaines boréales understands how important community development is. For this reason, it financially supports several organizations and activities. By providing this continuing support, Caisse populaire Desjardins des Plaines boréales fulfills its twofold mission: guiding its members in their financial activities and contributing to the improved well-being of the community it is privileged to serve.

During the financial year ended December 31, 2018, Caisse populaire Desjardins des Plaines boréales invested $104,530 from its Community Development Fund to support various initiatives and gave $9,889 in donations and sponsorships to local organizations, for a total contribution of $114,419.

Budget distribution for 2018
Economic development
$18,459
Humanitarian assistance
$19,731
Culture
$4,003
Education
$40,033
Health and healthy lifestyle
$27,043
Cooperation
$5,150
TOTAL:
$114,419

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 the 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.

The Donations and Sponsorships Committee, made up of in members of the Caisse Board of Directors, implemented a Community Involvement Policy.

The main goal of this policy is to clarify the Caisse's community involvement so as to support its economic and social mission.

This policy became effective January 1, 2010. If you have any questions about the policy, please contact us at 418-274-2916.

See the community involvement policy: Politique d’engagement dans le milieu (in French only, PDF, 419 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

The Caisse accepts applications for financial aid twice a year, in April and October, to ensure that they are processed in a fair and unbiased manner.

Important message for local organizations

Given the current situation, we've decided to postpone the Community Development Fund call for projects, originally scheduled for April 1 to 30, 2020. We'll post any new developments here on this page.

In the meantime, we're here for you. If you have any questions about your specific situation, please contact us.

For more information, please contact Édith Bouchard, Administrative Assistant, at 418-274-2916, ext. 7452274 or by email - This link will open in a new window..

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Recipients

April and October 2019 calls for projects

A total of $67,550 has been granted to 38 local organizations at an activity held on November 20, 2019 at Saint-Thomas-Didyme.

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Recipients

April and October 2018 call for projects

A total of $56,350 was given to 33 local organizations at an event on November 28, 2018 in Normandin.

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Recipients

April and October 2017 call for projects

A total of $45,000 was awarded to 34 local organizations at an event held on December 6, 2017 in Saint-Edmond-les-Plaines.

Read the 2017 cooperative difference report: Bilan de la distinction coopérative 2017 (in French only, PDF, 1.20 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

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Luc Girard, General Manager, and Julie Dion, Associative Affairs and Communications Agent, with representatives of recipient organizations of the Community Development Fund

April 2016 call for projects

A total of $45,000 was awarded to 25 local organizations at an event held on May 19, 2016, in Albanel.

October 2015 call for projects

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Luc Girard, General Manager, and Julie Dion, Associative Affairs and Communications Agent, with representatives of recipient organizations of the Community Development Fund

A total of $14,650 was awarded to 9 local organizations at an event held on December 1, 2016, in Normandin.

Read the 2016 cooperative difference report: Bilan de la distinction coopérative 2016 (in French only, PDF, 1.17 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

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Luc Girard, General Manager, and Julie Dion, Communications and Associational Affairs Advisor, with representatives of recipient organizations

April 2015 call for projects

On May 21, 2015, Caisse populaire Desjardins des Plaines boréales awarded a total of $42,200 to 21 local organizations through the Community Development Fund.

Amounts varied from $500 to $5,000 and were awarded following a call for projects in May 2015 to organizations in the following industries:

  • economic development
  • health and healthy lifestyles
  • humanitarian causes and community service
  • culture and education

October 2015 call for projects

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Jean-Paul David, Chair of the Board of Directors, and Luc Girard, General Manager, with representatives of recipient organizations

On November 18, 2015, Caisse populaire Desjardins des Plaines boréales awarded a total of $26,750 to 14 local organizations through the Community Development Fund.

Amounts varied from $500 to $5,000 and were awarded following a call for projects in May 2015 to organizations in the following industries:

  • economic development
  • health and healthy lifestyles
  • humanitarian causes and community service
  • culture and education

Read the 2015 cooperative difference report: Bilan de la distinction coopérative 2015 (in French only, PDF, 506 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

On June 19, 2014, Caisse populaire Desjardins des Plaines boréales gave a total of $39,600 to 18 local organizations through its Community Development Fund.

Funding varied from $500 to $5,000 based on a call for projects held in May 2014 for organizations working in the following areas: economic development, health and health lifestyles, humanitarian projects and community services, culture and education.

Help fund recipients:

  • Comité de développement de Girardville - $5,000

  • Maison de jeunes l’Exode de Saint-Thomas-Didyme - $750

  • Loisirs Sports et Famille de
    Saint-Edmond-les-Plaines
    - $2,400

  • Festival de la Gourgane d’Albanel - $4,500

  • Hockey mineur de Normandin - $4,000

  • Résidence de la Retraite en Or - $4,000

  • Résidence des Blés d’Or - $4,000

    On November 10, 2014, Caisse populaire Desjardins des Plaines boréales gave a total of $26,300 to 13 local organizations through its Community Development Fund.

    Funding varied from $500 to $6,000 based on a call for projects held in October 2014 for organizations working in the following areas: economic development, health and health lifestyles, humanitarian projects and community services, culture and education.

    Here are some of the recipients:

  • Cercle de Fermières d’Albanel - $750

  • Club de hockey junior AA de Normandin - $1,000

  • Comité de bassin versant de la rivière Ticouapé - $4,450

  • Coopérative de solidarité du Lac-à-Jim - $2,000

  • Maison des jeunes l’Illusion de Girardville - $750

Read the 2014 cooperative difference report: Bilan de la distinction coopérative 2014 (in French only, PDF, 1.15 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

Help fund recipients:

  • Student life activities

    Caisse Desjardins des Plaines boréales is aware of the needs of young people, which is why, every year since the 2003-2004 school year, it has contributed $4,000 to $5,000 to the Polyvalente de Normandin for student life activities. To date, over $42,000 has allowed several students to benefit from enriching experiences.

  • Marathon du Lac-à-Jim

    The Caisse awarded $5,000 to support the annual Marathon du Lac-à-Jim.

  • Comité porteur d'Albanel

    The Caisse awarded $5,000 to the Comité porteur d'Albanel.

  • Résidence de la Retraite en Or

    With a view to contributing to its members' well-being, the Caisse provided financial support to the Résidence de la Retraite en Or in Girardville.

  • Corps de cadets 1497 de Normandin

    In keeping with its community involvement objectives, the Caisse donated $2,500 to the Corps de cadets 1497 de Normandin.

  • Corporation Résidence des Blés d'Or

    The Caisse awarded $6,000 to the Corporation Résidence des Blés d'Or in Saint-Thomas-Didyme..

  • Club Coursiers des neiges GÉANT

    Caisse populaire Desjardins des Plaines boréales has always been a loyal partner of the Club Coursiers des neiges. This year it made a $10,000 contribution toward the purchase of a new snow-grooming machine.

  • Festival de la gourgane d'Albanel

    Caisse helps the community and is pleased to contribute $2,000 to the Festival de la gourgane d'Albanel.

  • Municipality of Girardville

    The Caisse awarded $3,000 to the Municipality of Girardville to install water games.

Read the 2013 cooperative difference report: Bilan de la distinction coopérative 2013 (in French only, PDF, 1.76 MB) - This link will open in a new window.

In 2012, the members of the Caisse populaire Desjardins des Plaines boréales agreed to contribute $200,000 to the Community Development Fund.

Help fund recipients:

  • Maison des Aînés Carré Nérée

    The Caisse will award $100,000 to Maison des Aînés Carré Nérée over a 7-year period.

  • Coopérative de solidarité du Lac-à-Jim

    The Caisse agreed to award $25,000 to Coopérative de solidarité du Lac-à-Jim over a 3-year period.

  • Comité du bassin versant de la rivière Ticouapé

    The Caisse will award $32,000 to the organization over a 4-year period.

  • Student life activities

    The Caisse Desjardins des Plaines boréales is aware of the needs of young people, which is why, every year since the 2003-2004 school year, it has contributed $4,000 to $5,000 to the Polyvalente de Normandin for student life activities. To date, over $38,000 has allowed several students to benefit from enriching experiences.

  • Festival Dédé Fortin

    In 2012, the Caisse awarded $10,000 to the Festival de musique de Normandin organization for the organizing and hosting of the Festival Dédé Fortin.

  • Les Étoiles sur glace figure skating club

    In 2012, the Caisse awarded $3,000 to the Les Étoiles sur glace figure skating club.

Other projects and community involvement:

  • Fondation du Centre Maria-Chapdelaine
  • Corporation Résidence des Blés d'Or
  • Résidence de la Retraite en Or inc
  • Véloroute des bleuets
  • Service budgétaire et communautaire
  • Fondation du Cégep de Saint-Félicien
  • Corporation de développement de Girardville
  • Corporation de développement d'Albanel (CODA)
  • Corporation de développement économique des grandes plaines
  • Coopérative forestière de Girardville
  • La Fondation de ma vie
  • Créavenir
  • CJS (Coopératives Jeunesse de Services)

Read the 2012 cooperative difference report: Bilan de la distinction coopérative 2012 (in French only, PDF, 952 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

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