Co-operator Newsletter Issue: July 2018

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Co-op Champion Series:
C V Devan Nair - A Champion for Co-op Co-ownership

Mr C V Devan Nair
“… this is what the NTUC seminar on the ‘Modernisation of Organised Labour’ is all about. To take a hard look at ourselves and at our surrounding circumstances, and provide some positive ideas about how to become unstuck from the grooves of the past.”
These “positive ideas”, which were shared with passion and clarity, took root deeply and started a social revolution with the birth of the NTUC Co-operatives, whose ideals invigorated Singapore’s co-operative landscape.
Faces of Co-operators: Ohana Means Family - Alvin Kuah

Faces of Co-operators: Ohana Means Family

In our Faces of Co-operators series, we speak to young co-operators who share their passion for promoting the well-being of the communities where we live and work. Today, we feature Alvin Kuah who is not your usual quiet and reserved Finance personnel.

NTUC Health Pauline Leong Graduates

Touching Lives: "Passion Goes Beyond Age"

Kudos to Mdm Pauline Leong Wai Chan who has recently attained her Specialist Diploma in Community Gerontology Nursing, at 60 years young! As a strong advocate of lifelong learning, Pauline, with a deep sense of conviction, shared her life philosophy...

Runninghour 2017 Warm Up on Stage

Register Now for Run For Inclusion 2018!

To promote the well-being and integration of Persons with Special Needs (PWSN), Run for Inclusion 2018, is back for its fourth edition under a new banner.

Worldwide Foundation launches new website - Do Good. Do Global Good.

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Launches New Website

The official philanthropic arm of the World Council recently launched its new website and tagline as a new vehicle for credit unions to participate in the global credit union movement.

Seacare Co-op and SNCF staff volunteers for Hari Raya CSR

Hari Raya Outreach: Home Visit to Families at Jalan Kukoh

On 8 June, SNCF staff and interns joined members and staff of SOS and Seacare Co-operative in their yearly corporate social responsibility initiative.

SNCF 38th Anniversary Dinner: Coming Together - Journey Through Time

Sign up for our 38th Anniversary Dinner - Stand a Chance to Win a Pair of Return Tickets to London and More Exciting Prizes!


Feature Your Co-operative with other Youth Co-operators in the Asia Pacific Region. Submit a 1-Minute Video of Your Co-operative Now!

SNCF that's a co-op contest

A selfie at NTUC FairPrice Co-operative, Singapore that has a social mission to moderate the cost of living. #thatsacoop

Join our "That's a Co-op" contest and win SGD100 worth of vouchers!

Open to local and international submissions. Take a photo of a co-op and hashtag #thatsacoop on instagram. And you could walk away with SGD 100!

WCUC Singapore 2018 - World Credit Union Conference

World Credit Union Conference 2018

WCUC 2018 is happening in a week's time! Follow us on social media for the latest updates! Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

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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