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.
Jointly with Caisse populaire Trillium, the Caisse donated $4,000 to Théâtre du Trillium for #PigeonsAffamés. The play, based on a contemporary performing fresco, will be presented at the biannual Zones théâtrales in September 2015 and at La Nouvelle Scène in 2016.
The Caisse donated $150 to École élémentaire Horizon-Jeunesse for the end-of-year field trip to Quebec City for grade 6 students.
Jointly with Caisse populaire Trillium, the Caisse donated $5,000 to the Vanier Community Service Centre to support a French-speaking day camp for children ages 6 to 12 in the Vanier neighbourhood. The day camp will take place at école Horizon-Jeunesse from June 29 to August 7, 2015.
On May 27, 2015, 18 Desjardins employees participated in the Big Bike event, which raised $3,500 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
See the 2014 cooperative difference report: Bilan de la distinction coopérative 2014 (in French only, PDF, 3.79 MB) - This link will open in a new window..
Health and healthy lifestyles
Humanitarian causes and comunnity services
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.
The Community Development Fund supports:
Through the Community Development Fund, the Caisse contributes to the betterment of the community by supporting initiatives and projects that contribute to community development and have a real short-, medium- and long-term impact.
The Community Development Fund is made up of the Caisse's surplus earnings at the end of its fiscal year. It is voted on by members during the Annual General Meeting and is a key community development tool.
In 2014, the Caisse distributed $55,890 in donations and sponsorships and supported the following organizations:
Coopérative multiservices francophone d'Ottawa-Ouest
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, in collaboration with Caisse populaire Trillium
Personal Finance: I'm in Charge, in collaboration with caisses of Ottawa and Eastern Ontario
The Desjardins Mutual Assistance Funds were created in 2001 following Desjardins Group's 100th anniversary celebrations. They remind us of Alphonse Desjardins's commitment to get people to adopt sound management habits and prevent loansharking. They are inspired by community initiatives and Desjardins caisses that promote the financial education of consumers.
The EBO financial education centre is the largest non-profit community organization in Ottawa that aims, with a human approach, in an impartial and confidential way and in both official languages, to make its clientele more financially independent and give them a better quality of life through sound personal finance planning and management.
A meeting allows you to:
To be eligible for a loan, you must:
The Desjardins Mutual Assistance Fund is the result of a unique partnership between Desjardins, its 2 Ottawa-area caisses populaires (Rideau-Vision and Trillium) and EBO. Since 2008, the Desjardins Mutual Assistance Fund has awarded dozens of interest-free loans to people and families who have urgent needs. The loans now total over $36,000, which represents twice the original capital. And since 2015, 2 EBO trainers who are accredited by Desjardins are travelling through Ottawa and eastern Ontario to offer the Personal Finance: I'm in Charge financial education program modules to young francophones between the ages of 16 and 25, mainly in the region's 3 francophone school boards.
Ottawa-area Desjardins caisses (Caisse populaire Rideau-Vision and Caisse populaire Trillium) were the main sponsors of Festival de la St-Jean Ottawa, held on June 20, 2015, at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre park. An activity highlighting the benefits of being a Desjardins member was organized. Volunteer employees from both caisses handed out 200 coupons of $5 each to Desjardins members who showed their Desjardins Access Card and promotional items were given to children.
The information provided here is for demonstration purposes only, and is not a substitute for a professional advice.
Before making investment decisions, you are advice to speak with your caisse advisor ou your account manager at a Desjardins Business centre.
The information contained in this section should in no way be considered an advice or a recommendation by Desjardins Securities Inc.or Disnat.