First Credit Union In Canada

On January 23rd 1901, Alphonse Desjardins, a Legislative Reporter founded a Credit Union in Levi’s, Quebec, Canada.

For More Information:

  • Credit Union History – Wikipedia
    The first credit union in North America, the Caisse Populaire de Lévis in Quebec, Canada, began operations on January 23, 1901 with a 10-cent deposit.
  • Alphonse Desjardins – Wikipedia
    Gabriel-Alphonse Desjardins (November 5, 1854 – October 31, 1920), born in Lévis, Quebec, was the co-founder of the Caisses Populaires Desjardins (today Desjardins Group), a forerunner of North American credit unions and community banks.
  • Desjardins Group – Wikipedia
    The Desjardins Group (or Mouvement des caisses Desjardins in French) is the largest association of credit unions in North America. It was founded in 1900 in Lévis, Quebec by Alphonse Desjardins.

      January 23rd 1901
      Alphonse Desjardins
      Legislative Reporter
      Levi’s, Quebec, Canada

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