Retirement Committee

The Desjardins Group Retirement Committee (DGRC) is the Plan administrator and trustee of the pension fund. Its role is to ensure the financial management and the day-to-day administration of the pension plan. To do so, the DGRC takes the necessary steps to protect the benefits of Plan members or beneficiaries, and enhance pension fund assets.

DGRC's address
995, boulevard Alphonse-Desjardins,
bureau 201
Lévis (Québec) G6V 0M5


By virtue of the powers vested in it by the Supplemental Pension Plans Act and the Plan Regulation, the Retirement Committee is responsible for soundly administering the pension plan and paying promised benefits to participants and their heirs. It applies the rules provided under the Plan Regulation and ensures that the legal requirements are met.


The Desjardins Group Retirement Committee is made up of 11 voting members. According to the Supplemental Pension Plans Act, two non-voting members, elected at the annual meeting, may be added to the Committee.

Voting members are divided up as follows:

  • - The president designated by the Fédération's Board of Directors
  • - Five members designated by the employers and appointed by the Fédération's Board of Directors
  • - Four members designated by members and elected in accordance with the electoral procedures determined by the Retirement Committee, namely:
    • Two members designated by active members from the caisses Desjardins du Québec

    • One member designated by active members from corporate affiliates

    • One member designated by non-active members and beneficiaries

  • - An external member appointed by the Fédération's Board of Directors

The active members as a group and the non-active members and beneficiaries as a group may each exercise their right to designate a non-voting member on the Retirement Committee. The electoral procedures are established by the Retirement Committee. The mandates of the members designated by active members, non-active members and beneficiaries do not all end in the same year, in order to ensure continuity within the Retirement Committee.

Members of the Desjardins Group Retirement Committee
Members designated by the employers

             Yvon Vinet
Committee Chair
Caisse Desjardins
de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

             Roch Ouellet
Committee Vice-Chair
Caisse Desjardins d'Amos

             Pierre Perras
Committee Secretary
Caisse Desjardins du Coeur-des-vallées

             Bernard Morency
Adjunct Professor at HEC Montréal,
Retirement and Savings Institute

             Marie-Eve Tremblay
Caisse Desjardins du Quartier-Latin
de Montréal


Stéphane Trottier
President of the Fédération des caisses
populaires de l'Ontario
Caisse populaire Trillium Inc.

External member
             Marc St-Pierre
President, MSP & Associés​

Members designated by active members of the Desjardins Caisses
             Vincent Coulombe
Director, Market individuals
and business development
Caisse Desjardins du Centre de Portneuf

             Julie Tremblay
Business Development Manager
Financial Planner and Group Savings
Representative for Desjardins
Financial Services Firm Inc.
Caisse Desjardins de Lévis
Member designated by active members of the affiliated corporations
             Dominic Laurin
Development Advisor
Investment Solutions Development and 
Management, Wealth Management and
Life and Health Insurance
Desjardins Investments

Members designated by retirees, beneficiaries and members entitled to a deferred pension
             Jacques Dignard
Desjardins retiree

Observer member designated by retirees, beneficiaries and members entitled to a deferred pension
             Robert Desbiens
Desjardins retiree

Observer member designated by active members
             Brigitte Chabarekh
Manager, Financial Operations
Centre Department
Finance, Treasury and Administration
Executive Division