Desjardins partners with the Council of professionals in financial services for group savings representatives training

Lévis, June 22nd, 2017 –Desjardins Group and the Council of professionals in financial services (CDPSF), an organization unifying financial services professionals, are proud to announce a partnership under which the CDPSF will offer, starting July 4th, ongoing training services tailored to the needs of group savings representatives from the Desjardins Group in Quebec and Ontario.

“Training our representatives is not only a pledge to providing optimal service, but also to better meet the needs of our clients when it comes to the protection and enrichment of their assets,” declares Chantale Picard, vice-president of sales and distribution, Caisse Network and Member and Client Services of Desjardins Group. “This project also reinforces our commitment towards professionals and the maintenance of ongoing training requirements that distinguishes Quebec as a leader in the financial services sector,” she adds.

“Desjardins’ initiative shows an undeniable sign of confidence in the Council and its ability to contribute to the development of professionals and the flowering of the industry,” says Mario Grégoire, president and chief executive officer of the CDPSF. “In addition, the Council is proud to contribute to reducing the regulatory costs for the profession as a whole,” he adds.

About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the first cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth in the world, with assets totaling close to 268 billion dollars. According to Aon’s list, it is considered one of Canada’s Best Employers. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, personal and business, its extensive range of products is offered in a vast network of points of service, virtual platforms and branches across Canada. Listed among the most solid banking institutions in the world according to the magazine The Banker, Desjardins has among the best equity ratio and credit scoring in the industry.

About the Council of professionals in financial services
The Council of professionals in financial services (the Council) is a unifying and vital organization, serving all professionals in financial services. It takes on an advisory role while promoting its interests and building trust and professional solidarity. For more information: