Co-operator Newsletter Issue: August 2018

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Co-op Champion Series:
Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon - Rochdale Medallist Outlines The Future of Local Co-operatives

Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon
“Co-operatives have a major role to play in helping our society to be more cohesive, resilient and self-reliant. The challenge for the Co-operative Movement is to remain relevant to society today and make an impact on the daily lives of the individual members and the community at large.”
Co-operatives in Singapore need to identify areas of priority, bearing in mind the nation’s social challenges, while the Government plays its role to support these entities with a social mission.
Faces of Co-operators: You've Got A Bro - Rudy, ISCOS

Faces of Co-operators: You've Got A Bro

Meet Rudy, who spoke passionately about the work he has been doing at Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd, despite being a quiet person by nature.

Runninghour Co-operative - Charmaine, Running Guide

Touching Lives: Run for Yourself, Run for Others

Charmaine loves running. It is her unwavering passion and obsession. It is one thing to run for yourself, but it takes an entirely different meaning when you make a difference in someone else’s life through running.

CICOPA new study on co-operatives

Co-operatives Provide Security & Meaningful Jobs to Young People

International Organisation of Industrial and Service Co-operatives (CICOPA) has recently published a new “Global Study on Youth Co-operative Entrepreneurship”, as part of its campaign “We own it! The future of work is ours”.

World Credit Union Conference 2018

Welcome to the World Credit Union Conference @ Singapore!

In WCUC 2018, credit co-operatives worldwide gathered at Singapore to discuss fintech trends, new technologies and global regulatory trends affecting the financial services industry today.

70 delegates from West Jawa, Indonesia visited SNCF and NTUC Warehouse Club

70 Delegates from West Jawa Visited SNCF & NTUC Warehouse Club

In Indonesia, the minimum age requirement for joining a co-operative is 18 years of age. The delegates were keen to learn from Singapore’s experience in promoting the co-operative movement...

Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) visited SNCF and AUPE Credit Co-operative

Getting To Know About Co-operatives

On 19 July, the Singapore National Co-operative Federation and AUPE Credit Co-operative hosted the six-member delegation from the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) at the AUPE premises.

SNCF that's a co-op contest

Check out the winners of our #thatsacoop contest!

Thank you for your support and participation in our contest! Click the button below to check out the full list of winners. Stay tuned for other exciting updates and campaigns coming your way! 

SNCF 38th Anniversary Dinner

Join SNCF in celebrating our 38th anniversary!

It will be an evening of fun and entertainment! Dress up in Retro to Futurist outfit and stand to win the Best Dressed award - plus other exciting lucky draw prizes including a pair of return tickets to London!


Logo Making Contest

By Union of Enterprising Cooperatives, Philippines. Stand to win Php. 5,000!


Happy Birthday, Singapore!

SNCF wishes everyone a happy national day as we come together to celebrate Singapore's 53rd birthday on 9 August.

Share Your Story!

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