April 11, 2008 - News

Fondation Desjardins Launches Call for Candidates for 33rd Desjardins Annual Prizes
Fondation Desjardins invites organizations involved in social, economic and community development to send in their applications for the 33rd edition of the Desjardins Annual Prizes. Six prizes of $5,000 each will be awarded to social and community organizations that are members of Desjardins caisses in Québec, caisses/branches in Ontario or caisses populaires in New Brunswick or Manitoba. The prizes will be awarded in the following categories: senior citizen assistance, youth assistance, community development, cultural development, community economic development and sustainable development. Applications must be sent to Fondation Desjardins by June 20, 2008. Over the past few years, in recognition of the values of mutual assistance and solidarity demonstrated by people involved in their community, Fondation Desjardins has awarded $860,000 to 151 organizations.