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Below is a list of training events that we have mapped out for 2019 for your planning. For enquiries, please feel free to contact your respective Relationship Manager.

1st Quarter (January to March 2019)

Date Day Course Sector Trainer Status
22 Feb Fri Governance Guides Credit Deloitte and Touche Completed
15 Mar Fri Code of Governance Credit Victor Yeo Chuan Seng Completed


2nd Quarter (April to June 2019)

Date Day Course Sector Trainer Status
20 Apr Sat Governance Guides Credit Liow Yean Teng Open
10 May Fri Co-operative Governance (Part 1) All Victor Yeo Chuan Seng Open
24 May Fri Co-operative Governance (Part 2) All Jeanette Houmayune Open
15 Jun Sat Code of Governance Credit Victor Yeo Chuan Seng Open
TBC   Basic Financial Accounting Module 1,2,3 All Lee Kin Wai To be advised


3rd Quarter (July to September 2019)

Date Day Course Sector Trainer Status
26 Jul Fri Governance Guides Credit Liow Yean Teng Open
16 Sep Mon Code of Governance Credit Victor Yeo Chuan Seng Open


4th Quarter (October to December 2019)

Date Day Course Sector Trainer Status
19 Oct Sat Governance Guides Credit Liow Yean Teng Open
7 Dec Sat Code of Governance Credit Victor Yeo Chuan Seng Open
TBC   Basic Financial Accounting Module 1,2,3 All Lee Kin Wai To be advised

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Event Details

Date: 6 - 9 April 2019 (Saturday to Tuesday)

Venue: Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


Programme

The theme for the conference is ‘Forging Ahead as One’, which aims to evolve a collaborative culture among the co-operatives to take on greater transformation and creativeness towards an innovative future. Click here to download the Programme Outline.


Speakers

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Registration & Enquiries

Open to affiliated co-operatives only. Please contact your respective Relationship Manager if you have any queries.



We look forward to see you at ACLC 2019 in Ho Chi Minh!

Thank you to our affiliates, scholars and partners for attending our New Year Reception on 1 Feb 2018! It was a wonderful evening spent together to meet new friends, participate in activities together and start the year "Greater Together"!

Don't worry if you've missed the fun. View the snippets of the event below!

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For more photos, please visit our Facebook album here.

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It's that time of the year again! Join SNCF in celebrating our 38th anniversary!

Date: 22 September 2018, Saturday, 6pm
Venue:
 Grand Ballroom, One Farrer Hotel & Spa (view on map)
Attire: Retro to Futuristic Outfits


With the theme
“Coming Together: Journey Through Time”, we would like to bring you back in time to see the yesteryears and how co-operatives banded themselves to address social and economic needs. 

 

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It will be an evening of fun and entertainment! So, get yourself dressed up in Retro or Futurist outfit, paving a way for vintage styles to come back into the fashion of today. Who knows you may walk away with the best dressed award.


On top of that, stand a chance to win our top Lucky Draw prize - a pair of return tickets to London! Not forgetting attractive prizes like iPhone X, LED Smart TV and many more.


So, come join us for an exciting and memorable night as we celebrate our 38th Anniversary together as a movement!


Tables are limited! Kindly contact your respective Relationship Manager for more information.

Singapore, 17 November 2017 - Members of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), the apex organisation for more than 300 member organisations across 105 countries and representing close to one billion individuals worldwide, have today elected Mr Kwek Kok Kwong, Chairman of the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF), into the ICA Global Board.

Mr Kwek, who is also Chief Executive Officer of NTUC LearningHub Co-operative Limited, is one of 15 newly-elected members of the ICA Board this year. The Board oversees the interests of the global co-operative movement and works with international policymakers to create a more supportive political, legal and regulatory environment in which co-operatives can thrive.

Based on 2017 World Co-operative Monitor1, an annual research report produced by ICA that collects data on co-operatives around the world, the largest 300 co-operatives have a combined turnover of USD2.16 trillion in 2015, exceeding the GDP of countries such as Canada (USD1.53 trillion) and Italy (USD1.85 trillion) and placing it among the world’s top 10 economies.

This year, there are 21 candidates for the ‘at large’ board of directors.

Mr Kwek is the second Singaporean to be elected into the ICA Global Board after Mr Seah Kian Peng, Chief Executive Officer, NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Ltd of Singapore. Mr Seah served on the Board for three terms from 2005 to 2017.

Dr Ang Hak Seng, Executive Director of the Registry of Co-operative Societies (the Registry), and Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) said: “On behalf of MCCY and the Registry, I would like to congratulate Mr Kwek on his appointment to the ICA Global Board. This is a strong testimony to Singapore’s achievement and contribution to the global co-operative sector. I believe that Mr Kwek will represent Singapore well in the global co-operative movement to meet the changing needs of people around the world. Through greater collaboration in areas like supporting the silver generation and engaging the youth, we can build a stronger co-operative movement and bond within communities.”

The election took place at ICA’s Global Conference and General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. From 14 to 17 November 2017, ICA members and the global co-operative community gathered to discuss the sustainability and growth of the co-operative movement.

Themed “Putting People at the Centre of Development”, the conference delved into the key role of co-operatives, as a growing and sustainable form of enterprise, can play to improve equality, end poverty, care for the environment, and empower communities around the world.

“It is a great honour for me to be elected and I am grateful to ICA members, ICA-Asia Pacific Board members and SNCF for their support and nomination. Co-operatives have a unique sustainable business model that puts people at the centre of development. As a new member of the Global Board, I believe my experience in diplomacy and collaboration will help ICA to achieve its strategic objectives – to create an enabling environment for co-operatives to thrive and grow, and to advance the global co-operative movement’s economic and social impact,” said Mr Kwek, who will serve a four-year term from November 2017. He continued, “I also look forward to forging closer collaborations between local, regional and international co-operatives, supporting the needs of the world’s ageing population and growing the co-operative movement amongst the youth of today to promote the sustainability of the co-operatives. Only by working together can we be Greater Together."

A board member of the ICA-Asia Pacific Board since November 2016, Mr Kwek has actively forged closer relations and strengthened ties between Singapore’s co-operative movement and regional and international co-operatives. Under his leadership, SNCF has hosted and organised many exchanges with co-operative leaders from countries such as Iran, South Korea, India and Malaysia.

As the CEO of NTUC LearningHub, Singapore’s largest education and training co-operative, Mr Kwek had been instrumental in supporting the nation-wide SkillsFuture campaign to re-skill and up-skill the workforce, focusing on Infocomm Technology (ICT) and digitisation to better prepare employees for a fast-changing economy. In recent years, he also led the expansion of its suite of offerings to include training in design thinking, productivity, human resource, and eldercare.

ICA is an independent, non-governmental association that unites, represents and serves co-operatives globally. Members of ICA include national level co-operative federations, individual co-operatives, organisations and government offices.

It is one of the first non-government organisations officially recognised by the United Nations. Today it holds general category consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and works with global and regional governments and organisations to create conducive legislative environment that allow co-operatives to form and grow.


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

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
  1.  Follow our @sncfsg instagram account

  2. Post an original image on your public instagram account with/of a co-operative of your choice

  3. In the caption: tell us the name of the co-op, where is the co-op from, why you like this co-op and hashtag #thatsacoop
    (Example: I love RunningHour (Singapore) because it made a difference to the lives of the visually handicapped. #thatsacoop )
PRIZES 


Stand to win SGD100 worth of vouchers!
3 winners will be selected for each month.

Local Prize: Starbucks / NTUC FairPrice / CapitaLand vouchers

International Prize: Amazon vouchers

JUDGING CRITERIA 
Entries will be shortlisted based on Relevancy, Creativity and Number of Likes (on post).

BONUS: Participants who choose a co-op that is least featured stand a higher chance!

 

Terms & Conditions:

Organiser: Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF)

Contest Period: 10 March - 27 July 2018

Eligible Entrants: Open to local and international entries

Judging Dates: 27 March, 24 April, 22 May, 26 June, 24 July 2018

Winner Announcement: Last Friday of each month

Prizes: Prizes are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Prizes that are not collected within two months of notification will be forfeited. SNCF reserves the right to substitute any prize, if deemed necessary.

Disclaimer:

  • By tagging #thatsacoop and entering the competition, you agree that your submitted entry may be used for SNCF's marketing purposes and that you have sought the permission of the people featured in your photo prior to the submission.
  • SNCF reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the contest.
  • SNCF's decision on the winning entries is final.
  • SNCF reserves the right to publish participants' names and contest entries in its publicity materials. SNCF reserves the right to use and publish the submitted post in any form.
  • SNCF reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions, if necessary at any time.

 

WINNERS   
March
Hannahalkaff
@hannahalkaff: #DoYouKnow FairPrice maintains a basket of 400 essential items that are affordable for people. At least 90 per cent of Everyday Low Price items are among the lowest priced in the market!
#ScoopTrail2018 #SNCFsg #CoopYouth #thatsacoop #Cooperative #NTUCFairPrice #teamneed2grad
Kennethyapper
@kennethyapper:#DoYouKnow CJC Coop;is the first school-based co-operative;society in Singapore!
#ScoopTrail2018 #SNCFsg #CatholicJC #CoopYouth #thatsacoop #Cooperative #TeamGobiyond #Team10 @sncfsg
Ouh Dreey
@ouh_dreey: DoYouKnow FairPrice maintains a basket of 400 essential items that are affordable for people. At least 90 per cent of Everyday Low Price items are among the lowest priced in the market!
#ScoopTrail2018 #SNCFsg #CoopYouth #thatsacoop #Cooperative #NTUCFairPrice #TeamRHouse
April
 Actofvalor
@_actofvalor: Fareground: Serving hipster food at a fair amount. #thatsacoop #sncf #ntucfoodfare #pasirirshawkercentre
Brickandmotarcollective
@brickandmortarcollective: Name: Brick and Mortar Collective -Detroit Michigan Why we like it here: owning a and repairing a home is a lot easier with solidarity! #coop #thatsacoop #comrades #icecream
Powerpsyduck
@powerpsyduck: Just got my TCC credit co-op card today !!! I have been seeing @sncfsg
promoting about co-op this month, so I went to find out more and sign up for this !
Now I'm a member of ntuc co-op, aupe co-op and now tcc co-op !! 😁
For those members who earn "average" salary may find it easier to borrow from them compared to large commercial banks. #sncfsg #thatsacoop #contest #cooperatives #gocoop #coops4dev #coopyouth
May    
Sereneyew
@sereneyew: <The Good Life Co-operative> is located at 820 Thomson Road #07-57 Singapore 574623. I like this Co-op. because the founder Dr. Carol Tan Yean Eng offers medical services such as highly subsidised vaccinations to the Low-Income families in an honest and equitable manner. #thatsacoop
W.orm
@w.orm: I love CJC CO-OP. Co-op is my life and home I feel that it is really insiprational that co-op contribute its profits to the student needy fund!!! making sure that it contributes back to the school the students and the auntie spending hrs working in the co-op to help serve the school community!!!!! #thatsacoop
Huiru Ruien
@huiru_ruien: CJC co-op #thatsacoop @sncfsg I love how the coop is my third home :)) the hours our nexus spent in the co-op 1hr every wk to serve the students was memorable :)) I love how the co-op choose to keep their prices low and profits donated to the student needy fund so as to contribute back to the community!!! All my nexus members I love y'all ❤️❤️
June    
1810fm
@1810fm: #throwback #doyouknow @incomemadedifferent launched #orangeforce on 18 Oct 2011 which also my DOB. 😊 Orange Force became my second home ever since. I love this Co-Op because we are the only #insurance company offering assistsnce to policy holders after they met with an accident. The hotline to remember is 67895000 and did I mention it is 24/7. #BeSafe #BeSmart #BeSeen today & everyday. 😉 #thatsacoop @sncfsg
Nickdapoohbear
@nickdapoohbear: AGM marks our final CCA Session together.
Beginning my entrepreneurial journey not knowing what to expect and who I'll meet were things I feared. As time passed, the awkward us grew to be a loving Nexus Family.
I looked forward to every session because it was always fun & laughter, things that turned my down days around. Even though we won't meet up as frequent, I hope that we will continue hanging out even as our schedule becomes busier. Love you guys!!!❤ All the best for A Levels! Wishing the J1s a fruitful time as well & make Nexus even greater☺ I don't regret joining a cooperative because it gave me an insight on how certain products came about for a purposeful objective & many of such products are common items seen in our everyday lives which I would never have realised unless I became a member of a cooperative.
Moreover, it gave me the opportunity to serve others together with my team members which is really meaningful. @sncfsg #thatsacoop
Coldkohmew
@coldkohmew: #thatsacoop @ntuclearninghub is a local co-op, I love the co-op because it provides me the opportunity to upgrade my skills and take on greater responsibilities in the future
July    
Lavender Teo
@lavender_teo: I ❤💗💖 NTUC Health Co-op (Singapore) because they provides a comprehensive and integrated suite of quality and affordable health and eldercare services such as the active ageing hub at Kampung Admiralty. Active agers are encouraged to remain engaged and healthy through a host of community activities and health services. This is my grandma favourite local hangout 😊❤ #thatsacoop
Thetomitomo
@thetomitomo: The Credit Co-operative (TCC) is comprehensive non profit financial institution. I like TCC because they provide members with a safe repository for savings and access to credit at affordable interest rates! So... Need to pay tuition fee? Buying a house? Getting married? TCC is there for you! The Credit Co-op with a heart! #thatsacoop #sncfsg
Ivonecr
@ivonecr: Anlene is one of Co-operative company from New Zealand by @fonterra.nz a global dairy nutrion company owned by 10.500 farmers ans their families! Make people can get the power of dairy in easy and tasty way 😍 #thatsacoop #anlene

 

The results for Co-op Hot Shots 6 are out! Top three winners of the International and Local Open categories as well as the winner of the Youth category, were selected by a panel of judges comprising Fujifilm's first female X-Photographer in Southeast Asia Ms Mindy Tan, Chairman of SAFRA Photographic Club Mr Calvin Ng and CEO of SNCF Ms Dolly Goh.

Over 330 entries from 11 countries, namely: Singapore, Bangladesh, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, US and Vietnam, were received. Below are the winning entries:

International Category - 1st Place: Amitava Chandra, India
International 1st Amitava Chandra India
Caption: In a food camp for the rural children, the eldest has taken the full-hearted initiative in feeding the youngest for the latter's proper nutrition.

International Category - 2nd Place: Pranab Basak, India
International 2nd Pranab Basak India
Caption: This black and white photo shows little kids of a brickfield are helping a physically challenged street hawker to move up.

International Category - 3rd Place: Deba Prasad Roy, India
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CaptionA teacher associated with a NGO in the state of West Bengal, India, is providing free education to the children of the down trodden class in the society. These children are the sons and daughters of the local Brick Kiln employees.

Local Open Category - 1st Place: Ong Yi Chao
Local 1st Winner 33 Ong Yi Chao lowres
CaptionCaring for the less fortunate is one of the best ways to build a caring and inclusive community. A simple act of kindness brightens their day.

Local Open Category - 2nd Place: Jasline Tan
Local 2nd Winner 24 Jasline Tan lowres
CaptionOne Sunday morning, I happened to see this young lady helping to push this elderly woman up a zig-zag ramp below my block. In view of our ageing population, it is important that we strive to be a caring and inclusive society.

Local Open Category - 3rd Place: Ahmad Iskandar Bin Abdullah
Local 3rd Winner 58 Ahmad Iskandar Bin Abdullah lowres
Caption: This photo from an aerial view shows a group of people working together as a team in order to achieve excellence.

Youth Category - 1st Place: Xin Lin
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CaptionThis was taken last September during our 2-day community service trip to Batam, Indonesia where we liaised with a village – packing and distributing primary necessities to every household in the village. It is a heart-warming to see the genuine smiles upon receiving their packs from us.

Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all participants for your wonderful submissions! 

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Annual Co-operative Leaders' Conference 2019
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