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Youth

Caisse Desjardins de Saint-Hubert has a long tradition of involvement with local youth. This is why it is so enthusiastic about the massive concerted effort being made by all Desjardins components toward youth outreach.

Discover your caisse's youth initiatives (in French only, PDF, 2.3MB) - This link will open in a new window..

Learn about the following programs and activities:

School caisse

Kids are becoming consumers at a younger and younger age, hence the importance of becoming aware of the benefits of sound financial management and acquiring good savings habits. School caisse is a personalized savings project. Its goal is to help kids take charge and become financially independent and competent adults.

In Saint-Hubert, the following elementary schools participate in the school caisse program: Paul-Chagnon, Charles-LeMoyne, De Maricourt, Du Jardin-Bienville and Des Milles-Fleurs.

Visit the school caisse site - External link. This link will open in a new window. to sign your child up for the program. You'll find tips, ideas for activities you can do at home and explanatory videos to help you discuss money with your child.

Scholarship

Every year, Desjardins awards hundreds of scholarships to recognize the hard work you put in to your studies.

With a single application, you'll have access to several Desjardins Group scholarship programs. Your application will automatically be forwarded to the ones you're eligible for, so your chances of getting a scholarship are increased!

To apply, see desjardins.com/scholarships.

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

Good luck!

Personal Finance: I'm in charge

Planifier

In a joint effort with caisses in the Greater Longueuil area, Caisse de Saint-Hubert and Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi Saint-Hubert offer a financial education program for young people between the ages of 16 to 25, whether or not they live in the community.

Want to take charge of your finances and make sound decisions as a consumer, a student or a young worker? The series of 2-hour classes on personal finances are available to you. The program is tailored to your reality and lifestyle, and addresses in a dynamic way topics of concern to you.

Why you should take the course

  • To learn how to save, how to spend and how to use credit wisely.
  • To plan your financial future with confidence.
  • To learn how to make money work for you.
  • To get equipped with the right tools needed to avoid overspending and prevent over-indebtedness.
  • To become aware of your rights and responsibilities
  • To make decisions that are right for YOU.

And because it's free!

See an overview of the 16 modules by going to the Personal Finance: I'm in Charge site.

To see the workshops available as well as their dates and location, contact Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi Saint-Hubert - External link. This link will open in a new window. at 450-678-7644.

The Desjardins Youth Work Experience program

Since 2004, the Caisse Desjardins de Saint-Hubert has been helping its young members get their first summer job with the Desjardins Youth Work Experience program.

Planifier

The Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Saint-Hubert organizes the whole program. In spring, it promotes the program among young people, finds Saint-Hubert employers to participate, does interviews, selects the best candidates for the positions available and follows up throughout the summer.

Thanks to the program, a dozen young people will get a first summer job as soon as school ended. The Caisse will make an appointment with the new employee, who can come alone or with a parent to meet with a Personal Finance Advisor - Youth Representative. This advisor will go over some important subjects for a first-time employee: savings, credit and how to make a budget.

The Caisse invites businesses in the Saint-Hubert territory to participate in the program by offering a summer job (30 hours a week for 6 weeks). The Caisse will contribute by reimbursing participating employers 50% of the employee's wages.

Some conditions apply. For more information, young people and businesses can contact the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Saint-Hubert by calling 450-678-7644 or by visiting the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi's website - This link will open in a new window. (in French only).

Young Intern Officer Program

Planifier

Each year, Caisse Desjardins de Saint-Hubert seeks intern officers to sit on the Board of Directors and Board of Supervision. For you, this is an opportunity to actively contribute to the development of your financial cooperative, represent younger members and acquire certified experience.

The role

Intern officers take part in regular Board of Directors and Board of Supervision meetings along with elected officers to assess various topics submitted, Intern officers do not, however, have voting rights. Internships are for a minimum 1-year term, and meetings take place once a month.

Profile

  • Be age 18 to 30.
  • Be a member of the Caisse or agree to become one.
  • Be a university student or on the job market.
  • Show a marked interest in learning how a cooperative works and about its different organizational and decisional structures.
  • Be able to represent the opinions of young people.
  • Have the skills to easily become part of a team.

My experience as an intern officer was a real asset to my job training process. I encourage all students who want to work in a management role one day to sign up for the Young Intern Officer Program. The program is also in line with Desjardins's commitment to support young people.

– Vanessa Sylvestre, Intern Officer, 2009-2010 and Director since 2011

The CRÉAVENIR program

Créavenir

The CRÉAVENIR Rive-Sud program provides financing for young entrepreneurs between ages 18 and 35 who don't qualify for traditional commercial financing. Participating caisses finance young entrepreneurs without requiring the usual investments or guarantees. This aid can take the form of working capital or an interest-free loan payable as of the second year. Learn more about the The CRÉAVENIR program - This link will open in a new window..

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