To value and nurture the best of Québec entrepreneurship

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Created in 2001 as a development capital investment fund, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins (CRCD) takes an active role in the economic development of Québec

Our mission

Energize our entrepreneurship. Prioritize Québec ownership. Grow our collective wealth and make it last for generations to come. By crossing over our walkways to tomorrow, together we can contribute to the vitality of an entire economy.

Managed by Desjardins Capital, CRCD has achieved significant profile in Québec’s venture capital industry through innovative and novel solutions, especially among small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in the regions. Today, CRCD is seen as a lever of choice for helping regional SMEs achieve their full potential. CRCD has a real affinity for SMEs.

To fulfil its mission, CRCD issues a share offering available for subscription by all Québec taxpayers. Buying shares of CRCD allows shareholders to enjoy a provincial tax credit equal to 35% of the amount they invest. To learn more

CRCD in figures…

  • Net assets of $1.9B
  • Over 450 partner companies, cooperatives and funds
  • Creation or retention of 67,000 jobs
  • Some 40 professionals to guide you
  • Over 250 seasoned external directors
  • 105,000 shareholders supporting Québec’s economic development


An initiative of Desjardins Group, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins was founded on July 1, 2001 following adoption of the Act constituting Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins by Québec’s National Assembly on June 21, 2001.

As provided for in our constituting act, CRCD’s General Bylaws were ratified at the first annual general meeting of shareholders on April 19, 2002. Amendments have been made over the years, mainly to reflect prevailing regulations. The General Bylaws govern a variety of matters relating to directors, the board of directors, the executive committee, general meetings of shareholders, share capital, etc.