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Involvement in the community

The Caisse understands the challenges and issues its members face on a daily basis. Sensitive to their needs and concerns, the Caisse is proactive and supports its members in advancing their community and in initiatives aimed at improving individual and collective well-being.

Your caisse supports local and regional initiatives in various areas.

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.

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.

In 2015, The Community Development Fund of Caisse d'économie des Mines, métaux et services publics (Côte-Nord) was renamed the Hélène-Gariépy Fund in her honour.

Active on the board of directors since 1980, Ms. Gariépy was Secretary and then Chair from 2003 to 2015. She passed away on July 18, 2015 after a lengthy illness.

Caisse officers wanted to pay tribute to the values this great lady embodied so well: sharing community wealth, cooperation among members and improving the quality of life for workers.

In 2016, the Hélène-Gariépy Fund paid $50,567.25 to 17 organizations and major initiatives.

Learn more about the Hélène-Gariépy Fund (in French only, PDF, 494 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

Fill out an application form (in French only, PDF, 148 KB) - This link will open in a new window.

Every year, the caisse invests considerably in the community because we love to support members in their daily lives, professional successes and personal bests!

In 2016, the caisse contributed $10,693.98 to several initiatives suggested by members of various groups.