Co-operator Newsletter Bi-monthly Issue:
October 2019 - Better Together

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The Difference Maker:
Dr Goh Keng Swee

"He suggested in particular an insurance co-operative – which would provide the financial base for the Movement – and a consumer co-operative."
goh keng swee architect of co-op movement
The champion of the Labour Movement was also the architect of the Co-operative Movement. A man of great vision and foresight, he formulated a blueprint for the setting up of Singapore’s Co-operative Movement, having taken lessons from co-operatives in other countries.
Be part of the SNCF Bicentennial Finale Carnival launch together with
Guest-of-Honour President Halimah Yacob.
Contact your respective Relationship Manager for more info.
faces of co-operators polwel co-op

Faces of Co-operators Young, Fearless And Growing – Winny Soong

While most 21-year olds are still studying full time in university, Winny is already into her second year of working at POLWEL Co-operative Society Limited.

ntuc learninghub testimonial upskill for a longer better career ride

Upskill For A Longer & Better Career Ride

“I would strongly encourage my fellow taxi drivers to take up courses to upgrade their skills which will help them in their job.” - Harry Ng

co-ops can help workers in the gig economy

How can co-ops help workers in the gig economy?

Faced with continuing automation and digitisation, the world of work is experiencing drastic changes.

sncf bicentennial pop-art event - better together #coopsiol

Co-ops: Better Together

Are we really better together? Our answer is yes. Let us take you on a journey through the Singapore Co-operative Movement since the 1900s and show you why!

sncf 39 anniversary dinner - colouring the world as one co-op

Colouring the World as One Co-operative Community

The Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) 39th Anniversary Dinner is back, and it’s colourful! 

sgs co-op first co-op in singapore growing in strength

Singapore’s First Co-operative Growing in Strength

As the first and oldest co-operative founded in 1925, we believe that leadership renewal is crucial for the continuity of SGS Co-op.

sncf Philippines delegation visit

Maligayang Pagdating – Welcome Friends from Philippines

On 13 September, the Singapore National Co-operative Federation welcomed a 34-member delegation from...

creathon 2020 - a co-operative and social enterprise business challenge
sncf bicentennial pop-art event: better together #coopsiol
SNCF Bicentennial Pop-art Event
The year-long series of pop-art events – which started with Credit Co-operatives, Service Co-operatives and then NTUC Co-operatives – will end with a finale, themed Better Together, that takes you on a journey through the Singapore Co-operative Movement from the 1900s to present.
sncf event calendar
Lock in the dates for co-op related events such as SNCF Bicentennial finale, WOCCU 2020 and more!

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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