Co-operator Newsletter Issue:
April 2019 - Taking Ownership

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The Difference Maker:
Impacting Community Life with Every Shopping Dollar

“In the co-operative model, the relationship between the owners and management is much closer, and every owner has an equal voice...”
The benefits of The Co-op operations are far-reaching. The convenience it provides to members is unrivalled even by Internet shopping.
faces of co-operators coop club youth

Faces of Co-operators: Student by Day, Entrepreneur by Night

"Either you win or you learn. Never stop striving or trying."

Touching Lives Story The Women of Rah-E-Roshd Cooperative in Iran

Touching Lives: The Women of Rah-E-Roshd Cooperative in Iran

The young girl leading me to the meeting hall, without waiting for my answer, burst out with pride, “She was a mathematics professor, she was from Iran, and she was a woman!”

climate change, dairy farm co-ops cut emissions

Climate change: Pledge to cut emissions from dairy farms

"It's an ambitious target, but if everyone works together then it's possible," said Kari Dunford, a farming co-operative member.

coming together as one through art #coopsiol pop-up art installation

Coming Together As One Through Art: “Serving Everyday Needs”

Today, many youths are unaware of the social issues that surrounds our society such as ageing, healthcare and employment...

our hawker culture istoria co-op photography

Our Hawker Culture Through the Lens of Istoria Co-operative

We would like to raise awareness to the public on the hard work put in by hawkers who labour from as early as 3am to prepare the delicious dishes to satisfy our stomachs.

scoop trail 2019 participants running

Did You Have Fun At SCOOP Trail 2019?

This year, the race revolves around the escape theme with an added element of mystery and adventure. Participants had to obtain 5 magical jewels and complete the “Co-op’s Braces” in order to...

koreans from Gyeonggido Job Foundation visiting sncf


Mutual sharing of best practices is the way to grow co-operatively, as the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) welcomed the five delegates from the Gyeonggido Job Foundation, South Korea to Singapore on 13 March 2019.

cosem basic first-aid course
Want to be a heartsaver?
Get certified as a first-aider through COSEM's Basic First Aid Course (BFAC), accredited by National Resuscitation Council Singapore.
ccf development grant

Staff Upgrading and Training
If you're sending your employees for upgrading and training, you can claim it as Education & Training expenses under the CCF Development Grant!

indonesia international cooperative expo & forum (icef) 2019
International Cooperative Expo & Forum (ICEF) 2019
Date: 9 to 11 July 2019
Venue: Bidakara Hotel-Jakarta, Indonesia
SNCF calendar of events
SNCF Calendar of Events 2019
Save the dates for upcoming events and activities from the co-operative movement.

Share Your Story ///// Feature Your Co-op Updates!

We love hearing about how co-operatives can make a difference and we couldn’t be happier to have you sharing your story or updates with us. Your story or updates would help strengthen the co-operative movement and we would love to feature it in our next issue. Share your story or updates with us here.

The Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) is the apex body of Singapore's Co-operative Movement, and secretariat of the Central Co-operative Fund (CCF). Formed in 1980 with the aim of championing Singapore's co-operative movement, the apex body represents 99% of co-operative members in Singapore. Today, the Movement boasts a base of more than 1.4 million members. SNCF aims to promote and develop co-operatives as sustainable enterprises that address the social and economic needs through the co-operative principle of self and mutual help, so as to foster a more resilient society. SNCF is a member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). It enjoys co-operative relationship with the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other International and regional bodies. For more information on SNCF and the Singapore Co-op movement, visit


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