|Coop Name: Desjardins Group||N° of Employees: 45,219|
|City: Lévis||N° of Members: 5800000|
|Country: Canada||Year of formation: 1900|
|Website: http://www.desjardins.com||Twitter: Link|
With more than 6 million members and clients, Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada. As an International Co-operative Alliance member, Desjardins shares the same ideals as thousands of cooperatives around the world. These ideals are expressed through a set of values that defined the cooperative identity since the very start. For more than 40 years, its component Développement international Desjardins (DID) has been working with developing and emerging countries towards the goal of sharing the expertise and experience of Desjardins and helping local communities set up their own financial cooperative networks. DID’s goal is to provide disadvantaged communities around the world with access to secure, diversified financial services that fit their needs. Find stories from Desjardin Group and DID below.
In this video, cooperators from all over the world invite their peers to attend the International Summit of Cooperatives, which will take place October 8 to 11 in Quebec City. As part of the International Year of Cooperatives, more than 35 representatives from microfinance networks that are partners with Développement international Desjardins (DID), and members of the Proxfin association, will take part in the International Summit of Cooperatives from October 8 to 11. Five of them will share their experience in workshops and plenary sessions dealing with financial services, alliances among cooperatives, insurance, organizational performance and cooperative values.