About the credit union

About the credit union

In November 2018, members of the 11 Ontario caisses populaires and delegates of the Fédération des caisses populaires de l'Ontario overwhelmingly voted in favour of merging. Thank you to all the members who shared their views and took part in this important democratic process.

The new Desjardins Ontario Credit Union will officially open January 1, 2020. We'll continue to play an active role in community development primarily through our donation and sponsorship program and through our Community Development Fund.

The first caisses in Ontario

In 1910, Caisse Sainte-Famille was the first caisse populaire founded in Ontario by Alphonse Desjardins.

From 1910 to 1913, Alphonse Desjardins participated directly in founding 18 caisses in French Ontario. From May 1910 to April 1913, he helped found the first wave of 7 caisses in the heart of French-Canadian parishes, located mainly in Ottawa. In fall 1913, he visited northern Ontario, where he founded 11 new caisses in the Sudbury area in only 29 days.

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Our mission

Contribute to the economic and social well-being of individuals and communities.

Our vision

As a member of Canada's leading financial cooperative group, Desjardins Ontario Credit Union inspires confidence with contemporary financial services offer designed for its members, while enriching the lives of individuals and communities.

Our values

  • Money serving human development
  • Personal commitment
  • Democratic action
  • Integrity and rigour in the cooperative business
  • Solidarity with the community
  • Intercooperation

Democratic life

As a member, you can have your say in your credit union's decisions by taking part in its democratic life.

At the annual general meeting, you'll be called upon by your credit union. You can participate in the various consultations about how to use the surplus earnings, among other things. You can also exercise your right to vote to adopt and change rules and elect the directors who'll sit on the board.

Every credit union member is also a co-owner.

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The credit union's board of directors

Elected directors are credit union members who dedicate their time to the board and to the good functioning of their credit union.

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Executive Committee

Francine Côté

Francine Côté

Chair
Stephane Trottier

Stephane Trottier

Outgoing Chair
Louise Gervais-Guy

Louise Gervais-Guy

Vice-Chair
William Boucher

William Boucher

Assistant Secretary and Treasurer
Martine Nolin-Simard

Martine Nolin-Simard

Secretary

Directors

France Bélanger-Houle

France Bélanger-Houle

Director
Sylvain Charlebois

Sylvain Charlebois

Director
Valérie Doré

Valérie Doré

Director
Roger Gauthier

Roger Gauthier

Director
Alex Hazan

Alex Hazan

Intern Director
Lucie Huot

Lucie Huot

Director
Bululu Kabatakaka

Bululu Kabatakaka

Director
Alain Larocque

Alain Larocque

Director
Sophie Miller

Sophie Miller

Director
Donald Narbonne

Donald Narbonne

Director
Geneviève Evelyn Patry

Geneviève Evelyn Patry

Director
Brad Robertson

Brad Robertson

Director

Sami Saïdi

Director
Michel Yelle

Michel Yelle

Director
Maxine Vincent

Maxine Vincent

Intern Director

Our managers

These managers ensure the credit union's good financial health in a way that protects members' interests and provides them secure and profitable financial services.

Management Committee

William Boucher

William Boucher

General Manager and Chief Operating Officer
Richard Fortin

Richard Fortin

General Management Support Senior Manager
Stéphane Plante

Stéphane Plante

Market Leader – Retail Banking
Richard Dupuis

Richard Dupuis

Market Leader – Business Banking
David Deschenes

David Deschenes

Wealth Management Manager
Line Haché

Line Haché

Human Resources Manager
Michael Béland

Michael Béland

Operations and Integration Manager

Multi-Segment Regional Management

Chantal Lajoie

Chantal Lajoie

Vice-President, Retail Banking and Ottawa Region
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Karine Foster

Karine Foster

Regional Vice-President, Eastern Ontario
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Josée Préseault

Josée Préseault

Regional Vice-President, Sudbury and Northern Ontario
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Ronald Corbett

Ronald Corbett

Regional Vice-President, Toronto and Southwestern Ontario
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  1. Mutual Funds Representative for Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc.