Desjardins has a caisse that is 100% focused on helping education professionals with their banking and financial needs—that’s us! Our advisors understand your professional circumstances (temp status, pension plans, etc.) and are there for you throughout your career and life milestones. We want to help you make your plans a reality.
Our mission is to support and contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of education professionals with a human and specialized approach adapted to the needs of our members, and with an ongoing commitment to the education community.
Our vision is to continue to be a trusted partner for education professionals, recognized for our quality services, our understanding of their needs, and our ongoing commitment to the field of education.
Based on the credit union model, the Caisse d’economie, now known as Caisses de groupes, began to grow in Quebec in the 1940s. At the dawn of the Quiet Revolution, the first French-speaking Caisse d’economie in the education sector was created by the Montreal Catholic School Commission (CECM), the Caisse populaire of the CECM administrative centre (1959). A few years later, in 1981, the latter organization joined the Caisse d’economie of the Alliance of Catholic Teachers of Montreal (1961) and the Caisse d’économie des employés C.E.C.M. (1966) to form the Éduco Credit Union.
1993 – The Éduco Caisse d’économie becomes the Éduco Desjardins Savings Bank.
2000 – Merger with the Caisse d’Economie du Lac-St-Louis (1966).
2001 – Merger with the Laval-St-Laurent Credit Union (1965), the Caisse d’économie de Lignery (1968) and the Caisse d’économie Richelieu-Yamaska (1971).
2002 – Merger with the Caisse populaire des Enseignants Pascal-Taché (1969) and the Caisse d’économie Desjardins de l’Enseignement de l’Est du Québec (1969).
2005 – Merger with the Caisse d’économie Desjardins du Cuivre (1954), the Caisse d’économie Desjardins de l’Éducation (Quebec Region, 2003) and the Caisse d’économie des Vieilles-Forges (1969).
2009 – Merger with the Caisse populaire de l’Enseignement du Grand-Portage, still known as the Caisse d’économie Desjardins de l’Éducation.
Caisse d’économie Desjardins Éduco becomes the Caisse Desjardins de l’Éducation.
2015 – Merger with the Caisse d’économie Henri-Bourassa.
2016 – Merger with the Caisse d’économie Desjardins Strathcona and the Caisse d’économie Laurentienne.
2020 – Merger with the Caisse Desjardins du Secteur de l’enseignement des Basses-Laurentides.
Today, the Caisse Desjardins de l’Éducation boasts a rich history thanks to its mergers with 37 caisses d’économie in the education sector, proudly serving more than 20,000 members throughout Quebec.