Co-operator Newsletter Bi-monthly Issue:
December 2020 - Keeping Up

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Know Our Co-ops Series:
Singapore Shell Employees' Union Co-operative

Despite the difficulties posed by COVID-19 pandemic, co-operatives continue to focus on helping members manage and weather through the current situation.
SSEUC - sg shell employees' union co-operative
Registered on 31 August 1990, the Singapore Shell Employees' Union Co-op was set up with the mission to promote the economic interest of its members.
in rememberance of kwek kok kwong, late sncf chairman

In Rememberance of Kwek Kok Kwong

His passing was mourned by all in both the local and international co-operative movements with many remembering him as a person with strong commitment, and a sense of utmost responsibility.

For 95 years, co-operatives have been an integral part of the Singapore Story.
Co-operatives' people-first approach exemplifies the ‘gotong royong’ spirit which centres around the heart to look out for each other’s needs, the selfless spirit to serve others and to come together to make a difference to people’s lives. The simple acronym H.E.A.R.T. says it all.
HEART acronyms to ready co-ops for a world of changing needs

Adaptability - Our Best Asset

Adaptability is defined as an ability or willingness to change to suit different conditions. Co-operator reached out to TCC Credit Co-operative and NTUC LearningHub Co-operative to find out how important adaptability has been for them in this season of unpredictability.

Co-op 4.0 Three Things Credit Co-operatives are Doing in the Digital Space Now

Co-op 4.0: Three Things Credit Co-operatives are Doing in the Digital Space Now

SCOOP Youth Portal - Zhng Series: The ABCS to Caregiving

Zhng Series: The ABCs to Caregiving

From the skillsets needed as a caregiver to caring for yourself as a caregiver, Dr Kalyani Mehta from the Silver Caregivers Co-operative Limited (SCCL) shares tips on how to become the best version of yourself as a caregiver.

how to be a responsible borrower

How To Be A Responsible Borrower

Borrowing comes with a cost. However, a good borrowing strategy can help to increase your net worth and improve your liquidity. 

Coopnews: Worker Co-ops Featured in European Report on New Tech and Digitisation

Worker Co-ops Featured in European Report on New Tech and Digitisation

The social economy can play a key role in driving digitisation. It looks at 26 social economy organisations that are using innovative digital technologies effectively.

SNCF Emerging Stronger Conversations with MCCY, Alvin Tan PAP MP

Emerging Stronger In The New Normal

Mr Alvin Tan, Minister of State (MOS) for the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, hosted 30 co-operators at the Emerging Stronger Conversations, co-organised with SNCF. Together, co-operatives can build a brighter future for Singapore.
Mr Ang Hin Kee, SNCF CEO

Mr Ang Hin Kee, NTUC’s Assistant Director-General, to helm the Singapore National Co-operative Federation

Mr Desmond Chin, left and Dr Ang Hak Seng, Right

Changing Hands at RCS

The Singapore Co-operative Movement thanks Dr Ang Hak Seng for his support and welcomes Mr Desmond Chin to the co-operative family.
creathon 2021 - a co-operative social enterprise business challenge

Creathon 2021

Stay tuned to find out the winning teams for #creathon2021!

Semi Final: 16 Jan 2021
Final: 17 Jan 2021
  Creathon 2021 Stay tuned to find out the winning teams for #creathon2021!  Semi Final: 16 Jan 2021 Final: 17 Jan 2021  Find out more   Online Session: Strengthening Your Wellness & Resilience

Online Session: Strengthening Your Wellness & Resilience

SNCF collaborates with NTUC LearningHub Co-operative to provide brief insights on Strengthening Your Wellness & Resilience which identify the stressors and how to apply suitable stress management strategies to better manage stress and improve mental resilience.

Date: 10 December 2020, Thursday
Time: 3pm
co-op hot shots 8 photography competition

Get ready your shots for Co-op Hot Shots 8 photography competition

Coming soon - follow our channels for the latest updates.


Fundraising appeal for cooperatives in the Philippines

Fundraising appeal for cooperatives in the Philippines

With the Philippines recently struck by two devastating typhoons, the International Cooperative Alliance Asia-Pacific is raising funds to support the co-operative movement in Philippines.
gp+ co-operative and askdr PCN conference 2020

PCN GP Annual Conference 2020

A Primary Care Network (PCN) conference by GP+ Co-operative and AskDr to create a platform for cross-sharing of best practices for patient care.
co-op grants enhanced ccf grant framework

Enhanced CCF Grant Framework

Do you know that your co-operative can tap on the CCF Grants to enhance capabilities, governance, and operational efficiency?

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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