Desjardins is committed to making a difference in the lives of young people

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As the leading cooperative financial group in Canada, Desjardins helps kids and teens reach their goals with its Together For Our Youth program. In fact, young people are one of Desjardins’s top priorities. Thanks to its long-time partnership with Kids Help Phone, which now spans more than 30 years, Desjardins is able to go even further in its commitment to helping young people in Canada. 

In addition to supporting a wide range of programs, events and initiatives over the years, in 2020 Desjardins came forward as the Presenting Sponsor of Kids Help Phone’s special back-to-school program, a multi-faceted campaign offering online resources for young people, caring adults and educators about the stresses of returning to school.

Through the Desjardins Foundation, Desjardins continued its support for the initiative in 2021, and recently made a transformational pledge of $1 million, its highest to date, to support the highest priority needs across Kids Help Phone’s ecosystem of services. Desjardins will remain the Presenting Sponsor of the special back-to-school program through 2024. You can watch a video about our partnership!

We’re deeply grateful to Desjardins for its steadfast partnership, and for helping young people across Canada feel safe, supported and heard during these unprecedented times.

Youth have been at the heart of the Desjardins Foundation’s priorities from the moment it was created over 50 years ago. By taking action to support young people’s well-being in school, we strive to help them feel hopeful and empowered. It’s one reason we’re so proud to partner with Kids Help Phone, an organization that provides innovative services for the many kids and families who find themselves in need.

— Nancy Lee, Director, Desjardins Foundation and History