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Youth

Caisse Desjardins du Réseau de la santé has a long tradition of involvement with healthcare professionals as well as local youth. This is why it implements promising projects and is so enthusiastic about the massive concerted effort being made by all Desjardins components toward youth outreach.

Coup de pouce santé! scholarship program

Caisse Desjardins du Réseau de la santé wishes to encourage its current and future students to pursue their education in the field of healthcare.

For that reason, the caisse, through its Community Development Fund, will award 10 scholarships totalling $10,000 to its member students to help them pursue their studies and reach their career goals.

To be won

  • Vocational level: 2 scholarships of $500
  • CEGEP level: 4 scholarships of $750
  • University level: 4 scholarships of $1,500

For more details, see the program rules (PDF, 128 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

To participate, fill out the online form - External site, This link will open in a new window. or PDF form (in French only, PDF, 201 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

Caisse Desjardins du Réseau de la santé has a long tradition of involvement with healthcare professionals as well as local youth. This is why it implements promising projects and is so enthusiastic about the massive concerted effort being made by all Desjardins components toward youth outreach.

First job scholarships

Caisse Desjardins du Réseau de la santé wants to recognize and encourage young people starting out in their careers and will award 5 scholarships of $1,000 each to members who land their first job in the health sector.

For more information about the program, see the rules (in French only, PDF, 293 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

To participate, fill out the online form - External site, This link will open in a new window. or PDF form (in French only, PDF, 318 KB) - This link will open in a new window..

Young Intern Director Program

The Young Intern Director Program gives young people 18 to 30 the chance to sit on a caisse Board of Directors to represent members of their community and contribute to caisse performance. Young Intern Directors actively participate in the board's work, but with no voting rights. They are named for a term determined by the board.

To learn more, see Young Intern Director Program.

Desjardins Foundation scholarships

Caisse Desjardins du Réseau de la santé is proud to contribute to Desjardins Foundation, which gives out over a half million dollars in scholarships each year. In 2012, Desjardins Group made its mark through considerable involvement in the communities it serves. Over $85 million was reinvested in the community through philanthropic partnerships, sponsorships, scholarships and bursaries.

To learn more, see Academic scholarships.

Youth ambassador program

It pays to talk about Caisse du Réseau de la santé! Students who refer friends who are medical students to the caisse receive a $50 gift certificate!

Student Cash Back Visa card

Advantages:

  • Interest rate: 19.9%
  • Low interest rate: optional, 12.9% ($30/year)
  • Annual fees: none
  • Cash back: up to 1% on your purchases
  • Free access to your online TransUnion credit report (for cardholders ages 18 to 25)
  • Mobile Device Insurance
  • Travel insurance for the first 3 days of your trip
  • Zero Liability in the event of fraud
  • Card is designed to appeal to health students

Learn more about the Student Cash Back Visa card.

The Personal

Group discount for health students2:

  • Member advantages for people ages 25 and under
  • $50 off and great rates
  • Free roadside assistance

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  1. Institutions covered as of August 1, 2015: Hôpital Sacré-Cœur (Centre intégré universitaire de santé et des services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Nord-de-l'île-de-Montréal), Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), Hôpital de Drummondville (CIUSSS de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec), Hôpital Le Gardeur and Hôpital Saint-Charles-Borromée (Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux (CISSS) de Lanaudière). The name and number of institutions may change depending on future enrolment of healthcare institutions (CISSS and CIUSSS) in the Caisse Desjardins du Réseau de la santé's TREMPLIN program.
  2. Offered only to students in certain departments.

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