Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Key moves to further transform the early childhood sector
Aug 20, 2017
Over 40,000 new full-day pre-school places by 2022; further support to transform the early childhood profession
Ministry of Social and Family Development Appoints New Families For Life Council Members
Aug 7, 2017
New Council kicks off with My Family Weekend, a new nationwide initiative that calls on corporations and community to support a family-friendly culture in Singapore
Commuting made easier and more affordable for persons with disabilities
Jul 27, 2017
The Ministry of Social and Family Development will enhance the Taxi Subsidy Scheme and revise the Car Park Label Scheme to make transportation more accesible for persons with disabilities.
New Initiatives to Attract and Develop Infant Educarers
Mar 8, 2017
At the 2017 Committee of Supply debates, MSF announced new initiatives to attract more persons to become infant educarers and to develop more rewarding careers in the early childhood sector.
Strengthening the Ecosystem of Support for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families
Mar 8, 2017
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will roll out new initiatives for persons with disabilities in response to the recommendations put forth in the Third Enabling Masterplan. These initiatives aim to strengthen the eco-system of support for persons with disabilities and their families, so as to improve their quality of life.
Continued Support for Voluntary Welfare Organisations to Build Professional and Organisational capabilities
Mar 8, 2017
The Government and Tote Board will commit additional funding of up to $100 million to the VWOs-Charities Capability Fund (VCF) over the next five years, to support Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) in building professional and organisational capabilities.
Early Childhood Development Centres Bill Passed in Parliament to Raise Quality of Pre-School Sector
Feb 28, 2017
Under the new Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC) Bill, all child care centres and kindergartens will be licensed under a common regulatory framework to ensure more consistent and higher quality standards across the pre-school sector.
Spark Connections 2017 brings new and more exciting trendy treats to singles
Feb 10, 2017
More than 200 events, workshops and services, including a thematic cruise and volunteering opportunities, have been specially curated to encourage more social interaction opportunities for eligible individuals in the latest edition of Spark Connections 2017, a signature initiative supported by the Social Development Network (SDN).
MSF to study and consider recommendations made by Enabling Masterplan Steering Committee
Dec 20, 2016
MSF has received the recommendations by the Steering Committee for the 3rd Enabling Masterplan. Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Tan Chuan-Jin thanked Ms Anita Fam, the Committee's Chairperson, and members of the Steering Committee for the comprehensive report.
$130 million disbursed under ComCare in FY2015
Dec 9, 2016
The Government’s ComCare schemes disbursed $130 million to about 87,000 beneficiaries in FY2015. This was 10% higher than the previous year. The Ministry of Social and Family Development released these figures today (9 Dec) in its ComCare Annual Report and Trends Report.