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Solidarity-based Finance Program Canada

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Desjardins Group

Period of Implementation

March 2017 - December 2023

Geographic scope

Americas: Canada


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Others: Desjardins Group


Rural Development, Social, Wholesale and retail trade

Type of Activity

Business-to-Business exchanges, Monitoring & Evaluation, Networking, Training & Capacity Building, Visibility & Dissemination


2021 results include for the Desjardins Mutual Assistance Fund: 1) 10,055 people received personalized budgeting advice 2) 432 emergency loans were granted with an average amount of USD566 For the Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses program: 1) 840 entrepreneurs received support 2) 163 business projects were funded 3) 1,155 jobs were created or maintained For Créavenir: 1) 187 business projects were funded 2) 351 jobs were created or maintained 3) The average loan amount was USD10,210

Project Objectives

Help caisses deploy, monitor and promote 3 solidarity-based finance programs aimed at promoting financial inclusion and education.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Key Tags

Employment, Entrepreneurship, Youth