The online special general meetings (SGMs) will be held until the end of September 2020. Last March, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Desjardins decided to postpone all caisse annual general meetings, which are usually held in April. And just like so many other organizations, your financial cooperative has worked hard at finding ways to do things differently, including meeting with you.
Let’s hear what you have to say!
Are you a Desjardins member? You can vote on the way your caisse shares its surplus earnings. Your vote can make a difference.
Online general meetings are an innovative work-around!
This year, your caisse’s SGM will be held online! You’ll get all the information you need to make a decision on how your caisse’s surplus earnings are allocated, plus you’ll get the meeting date and time so you can update your agenda. You’ll find the link to attend the meeting on your caisse’s website. You can also ask questions about items you see in the agenda.
Make it work for you
Not able to attend your caisse’s meeting live? No problem. A recording of the meeting will be posted on your caisse’s website for 7 days. You’ll also find useful documents on the site, like your caisse’s annual report and financial statements.
Choose when to vote
Good news! We’ve extending the voting period to a full week. You can vote starting the day after the meeting is held. This change allows voters time to read over the caisse’s documents and think through what they would like for the community and how to allocate member dividends.
Vote online or by phone
You can vote online at desjardins.com - This link will open in a new window. or by phone (1-800-CAISSES, options 9-8) in the 7 days following your caisse’s special general meeting. The results of the vote will be posted on your caisse’s website.
Your member dividend
Your member dividend will be deposited right in your account this fall, whether you voted or not.
This is the very first time our cooperative has held our special general meetings online! We’ve found a way for you to make your voice heard!