Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Saint-Laurent has a long tradition of involvement with local youth. That's why we're so enthusiastic about the massive concerted effort being made by all Desjardins components toward youth outreach.
Your caisse is proud to support:
With the goal of providing products and services tailored to the needs of everyone, a team of the caisse's expert advisors dedicated to our youth clientele can help you achieve your financial goals. Our advisors will develop a personalized relationship with you to help you make informed decisions and make your projects a reality.
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To pave the way for dynamic new officers, for several years now, the caisse has been participating in the Youth Intern Director Program. An internship on the board of directors gives you a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience and where your opinions are taken into consideration to better serve members.
Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Saint-Laurent also contributes to the Desjardins Foundation, which awards over $500,000 in scholarships every year.
In 2019, we've allocated a total of $20,500 in scholarships to high school, vocational, CEGEP and university students. To enter, students must apply between March 1 and 31, 2019, at boursesdesjardins.com.
3 scholarships were drawn at the caisse's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2019:
Congratulations to the winners!
As part of Desjardins Co-op Week which will be held from October 13 to 19, 2019, the caisse will award 10 scholarships for a total value of $14,000 to its post-secondary student members.
Good luck to all participants!
Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Saint-Laurent works directly with local high schools to encourage kids in the community to stay in school and introduce them to the job market. To do this, we've implemented a job shadowing internship program for these schools.
Each year, the caisse receives students from Arthur-Pigeon School and Châteauguay Valley High School. Selected students have the opportunity to spend a day at the Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Saint-Laurent head office.
The job shadowing internship in a professional environment lets young people to discover various trades in the cooperative, learn about working conditions, follow company rules and habits, and evolve within a team and work environment.
These internships also help build the interns' professional and interpersonal skills. Integrating in a company also allows them to better orient their career choices.
For more information or to apply for an internship, contact your communication advisor by email - This link will open in a new window..
To help introduce children to sound savings habits at an early age, the caisse actively supports the educational school caisse services at the following schools:
As well, the caisse is proud to encourage primary schools with their projects. We've created a partnership with each one to provide students financial assistance for their innovative projects and in this way contribute to their success and well-being.
In particular, we've supported projects such as the LÜ interactive whiteboard at École des Jeunes-Riverains, restoring Ormstown Elementary School's auditorium chairs and creating the sticker trail at Howick Elementary School.
In 2019, Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Saint-Laurent also donated our office furniture as part of modernizing our distribution network. The value of goods donated to schools is more than $32,000.
Several lectures have been organized for young people in our area to help them pursue their financial education. The goal is to make young people aware of savings, credit, overspending, and most of all, the importance of making a budget.
Learn more about the Personal Finance: I'm in Charge program.
To learn more about what Desjardins has to offer to young people, go to the following sections:
Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Saint-Laurent encourages the personal and professional development of young students in the area through its cooperative enterprise of financial services, operated entirely by student volunteers from Chateauguay Valley Regional High School.
The Finance Lab provides financial services for the school's students and staff, as well as:
Just like Caisse Desjardins du Haut-Saint-Laurent's involvement in its community, the Finance Lab is a unifying project that will certainly have a positive impact.
The information provided here is for demonstration purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional advice.
Before making investment decisions, you are advised to speak with your caisse advisor or your account manager at a Desjardins Business centre.
The information contained in this section should in no way be considered as advice or a recommendation by Desjardins Securities Inc. or Disnat.