A surprise donation to help the cause of healing in Nunavik
Thanks to the incredible power of word of mouth, we received a surprise contribution to help the cause of healing in Nunavik. In early March 2020, Desjardins made a $5,000 donation to the Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre to support the Pingngupaa Challenge, which took place last February in Nunavik.
This generous donation came as a nice surprise on a Wednesday morning in the form of a cheque, delivered by Clara Morrissette-Boileau, an employee of the Kativik Regional Government. Her brother Antoine, a Desjardins partner, explains, “Every year, Desjardins, in partnership with Freedom International Brokerage, donates a portion of its investment profits to a cause chosen by a Desjardins employee. And this year, I was the lucky one designated to choose the cause!” In a telephone interview, he stressed how he always had a strong interest in Nunavik and the Inuit people. That’s why he wanted to take this opportunity to make a small difference in the lives of people in need. “When I asked my sister to name organizations that play a key role in the region, she immediately told me about Isuarsivik and I was quickly charmed by the cause,” says Antoine.
Isuarsivik would like to warmly thank the Morrissette-Boileau family as well as Desjardins’s team for their trust and for contributing to the Centre’s mission.
Isuarsivik is a registered charity. We therefore accept donations from companies who wish to help making the Centre’s services more accessible to the 14 communities of Nunavik. Donations will also be used to buy equipment to support the cultural component of our new Centre’s programs.