Co-operator Newsletter Bi-monthly Issue:
February 2020 - Celebrating the Co-op Spirit
Shared values: self help, mutual help, equality, care for community & co-operation

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The Difference Maker Series:
P Ramasamy (1921 - 1985)

"Co-operatives must meet the expectations of society,  the demands of the national economy and the complexities of modern technology."
As SNCF celebrates its Ruby Anniversary this year, we recognise the contributions and sacrifices of our pioneer leaders. In this issue of "The Difference Maker" series, Co-operator pays tribute to Mr P. Ramasamy, SNCF's first Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

We Never Walk Alone!

It was never just a job. It is about making that difference. It is about touching lives, and building on the legacy of our pioneers and make lives better.

Thank You Healthcare Professionals

Thank You Healthcare Professionals

Students in Coop Clubs have been packing hampers and penning notes of appreciation in self-made thank you cards as a form of encouragement for healthcare professionals.


Explore: I Leave My Comfort For Nepal!

The ancient city of Nepal is so rich in culture and history — it was a breath of fresh air (not literally though), yet so foreign and exotic to me. 


Touching Lives: Mariners Making It Big!

A co-op helped Raja Muhamad Asyraf to get closer to his dreams of becoming a Captain. 

sncf bicentennial pop-art event - better together #coopsiol

The First Creathon 2020 Experience

A community-based tourism co-op idea clinched the top prize at the inaugural CREATHON, which saw some 200 youths compete in teams of five across two categories. 

sncf new year reception - celebrating the co-op spirit

Celebrating the New Year in the Co-op Spirit

"At the beginning of the year, it is a good time to celebrate, renew bonds with each other, and at the same time reflect back in 2019 what we have done." 

SNCF and service co-ops bringing cheers to the residents

Together We Serve

Singapore co-operatives brought festive cheers to the senior residents of Jalan Kukoh estate.

Co-op Movt responds to Australia Bushfire Crisis

Co-op movement responds to Australian bushfire crisis 

Co-operatives in Australia and around the world have stepped up their response to the bushfires devastating Australia.

Philippines Delegation Inspired

Philippines Delegation Inspired

A community-based tourism co-op idea clinched the top prize at the inaugural CREATHON, which saw some 200 youths compete in teams of five across two categories. 

NTUC Health Co-op Refreshing their brand

Themed 'Taking the Co-op Spirit Forward', ACLC 2020 will kick start in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia on 18 to 21 April. Join our co-operators from various sectors who have already registered, and learn, share, advocate, and showcase co-operatives’ contributions to bring the movement forward. 

Contact your respective Relationship Manager to find out more.
sncf event calendar

With the elevation of Singapore's novel coronavirus outbreak response to code orange on 7 February, most companies have activated their BCP.  To help companies specially SMEs in Singapore to deal with the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Asia, Enterprise Singapore has released a guide on BCP.
ACLC 2020

NTUC Health Co-op’s health and eldercare services, which used to be represented by many different brands such as Unity Denticare, Unity Family Medicine Clinic, Silver Circle, and [email protected], will now come under a single NTUC Health brand this 2020! Look out for its new logo too! 
GP+ Co-op

Good news! GP+ Co-op is offering CNY Health Screening Package that comprises tests for diabetes with HbA1c, high blood pressure, cholesterol and liver & kidney screen at its clinics from January to March 2020. Have your screening done today!

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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