Involvement in the community
The caisse enriches the lives of individuals and communities through its financial and human contributions. It supports projects that meet the needs and expectations of its members. Desjardins is an important socioeconomic leader in the community and works alongside several partners.
There are many ways the caisse can enrich the lives of people and communities. Along with providing financial support, the caisse can encourage employees and board members to develop strong relationships with members and the community.
The caisse always does what’s best for its members. After consulting members and partners, it has identified the following investment priorities. The following priorities are for illustrative purposes :
- Student success and staying in school
- Promoting careers in education
- Mental health of education professionals
Through donations, sponsorships and contributions from the Community Development Fund, the caisse supports multiple initiatives in the education sector.
The Community Development Fund (CDF), also called community dividends, is made possible by the caisse’s yearly surplus earnings. During the annual general meeting, members vote on the amount allocated to the CDF. This is a way for all caisse members to support education and important projects.
Apply for a donation, sponsorship and CDF
To apply for financial support, you must first have read the caisse’s investment policy and make sure that your project meets it.