Purpose is important in business today. For Desjardins, being a socio-economic leader that supports members/clients, employees and the community is pivotal to our success as shared by Guy Cormier, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, in The Globe and Mail. And with Canada regarded as one of the best countries to be a social entrepreneur, Desjardins is proud to be a sponsor of CBC's Dragons' Den.

The Desjardins GoodSpark program is looking for passionate social entrepreneurs who are committed to positively impacting young Canadians.

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Supporting Young Canadians

The Desjardins GoodSpark program is looking to support social entrepreneurs, of all ages, who have business ideas that positively impact youth. The program will be featured on the upcoming season of Dragons' Den in the fall.

Shared prosperity is important to Desjardins and investing in our youth helps create a more prosperous future for everyone. The Desjardins GoodSpark program will support Canadian businesses with their goals to help young Canadians reach their full potential. While all entrepreneurs may audition for Dragons' Den, Desjardins's GoodSpark program has a special interest in supporting and funding social ventures which may benefit from additional financial and/or in-kind investment through our expertise and other resources!

Social entrepreneurs of all ages are invited to submit ideas that positively impact young Canadians. Specifically, these ideas will need to address at least one of four key areas:
  • Education
  • Employment and entrepreneurship
  • Health and healthy living
  • Social engagement
The Desjardins GoodSpark segments will air during the 2019 season on CBC. So, make sure you tune in to watch this fall! For more details, visit the Dragons' Den auditions page.

GoodSpark is now live on CBC's Dragons' Den! To learn more, visit cbc.ca/dragonsden/desjardins.

Media Relations, Desjardins