Caisse Portugaise Desjardins

Caisse Portugaise Desjardins
Credit Union

Founded in 1969

4244 St. Laurent Boulevard, Montreal

The Caisse is like the lighthouse of our community. It’s that institution that is here to help the Portuguese community – Jacinta Amâncio.

Portuguese credit unions emerged in Montreal and Toronto in the 1960s to meet the financial needs of the immigrants, who had little credit with and linguistic difficulties accessing mainstream banks. They became important sources of financing for the business, organizational and cultural life of Portuguese communities, and for handling remittances to Portugal. The Caisse Portugaise Desjardins of Montreal, founded in 1969, is one of the most successful of these institutions.


Hora dos Portugueses