Co-operator Newsletter Issue: January 2019

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The Difference Maker:
Mr Chan Tee Seng


“The challenges are the same in every business.... But in the co-operative, I have a very worthwhile pursuit - to give every child from any background a head start in life. "
Mr Chan Tee Seng - NTUC First Campus Co-op
For an entity that lost money on day one, after taking over 10 childcare centres operated by a government department in 1977, NTUC First Campus Co-operative has performed well beyond expectation to become Singapore’s biggest childcare chain.
SCOOP youth portal article bangkok tips and co-op

Explore: More Than Just Shopping in Bangkok

Other than the top 5 shopping recommendations, find out how you can contribute to the co-operative movement in Bangkok, Thailand!

Touching Lives Story SGS Co-op

Touching Lives: Co-operator to the Last Breath

To Mr Yusuf Bin Bachik, it was never just a job but a career where he could learn and take pride in. He recalled...

ntuc income co-op story

Did you know...

NTUC Income Co-operative sold more than $1m worth of policies on the first day?

youth at risk of exclusion

What Future for Youth at Risk of Exclusion?

Having a job today is no longer a guarantee for an independent and decent living. New challenges such as delayed transition from education to work, expansion of non-standard work, migration, and...

capability workshops for co-ops

Co-ops can Now Register for The Capability Workshops by SME Centres

SNCF would like to thank the Strategic Planning & Finance Division at MCCY for their support and...

sccl caregivers southwest cdc event

Caregivers' Day Out with South-West CDC

The event was graced by the Minister of Health Gan Kim Yong and South West District Mayor Low Yen Ling.

ntuc income co-op story

Meaningful Shopping to Do Good in Bangkok

In early January this year, as part of the SRC activity, SNCF staff had the opportunity to visit The Orphanage Foundation of Thailand.

Register for Annual Co-operative Leaders' Conference 2019

sncf events 2019 aclc

SNCF Co-operative Scholarship is here for the 12th year. Do you know who has what it takes to make a difference? Share with them about the scholarship now!

sncf new year reception

SNCF wishes everyone a Happy 2019! Keep a lookout for our New Year Reception invitation edm in January.


Looking for a Photographer for your event?

Check out newly formed co-operative, Istoria Co-operative Singapore!

co-ops apply for ccf development grant

Preparing new brochures for membership drive?

You can claim it as marketing expenses under the CCF Development Grant.

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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