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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.

In 2017, the caisse awarded $129,174 to various Drummondville organizations through its Donation and Sponsorship Program. The following areas have benefitted from the program:

  • Culture ($14,890)
  • Education ($49,201)
  • Humanitarian aid ($23,677)
  • Health and healthy lifestyles ($27,665)
  • Cooperation ($1,000)
  • Economic development ($12,741)

The caisse awards donations and sponsorships in the form of financial aid for initiatives and events.

Requests for $2,500 or more

Each year, the caisse accepts applications for financial support in the amount of $2,500 or more between January 1 and 31.

To apply, fill out the online application (site in French only) - External link. This link will open in a new window..

Requests under $2,500

Organization may apply for financial support in amounts less than $2,500 at any time.

Fill out the online application form (site in French only) - External link. This link will open in a new window..

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.

$100 million development fund

The fund aims to support the socioeconomic development of regions and growth-generating, value-added initiatives in communities.

In the Centre-du-Québec region, projects must secure benefits in one of the following fields:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Labour
  • Education
  • Technology and internet
  • Demographic increase in the region (for example a project encouraging people to move to and stay in the region)

Projects must also benefit the entire Drummond RCM or have an even greater outreach. The projects considered will be those who benefit territory or reflect positively on the Centre-du-Québec region.

Projects submitted must be in their start-up phase and have a total budget of $25,000 or more. Each application must be for an amount of no more than 80% of that budget.

To apply, fill out the $100 million development fund's project sheet (in French only, PDF, 211 KB) - This link will open in a new window.. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Andréane Proulx, Communications and Associative Affairs Agent, at 819-474-2524, ext. 4122.