Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Three Social Enterprises Honoured for Outstanding Contributions to the Community
Dec 20, 2013
The 2013 President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Award (PCSEA) unveiled its top winners at the Istana this evening. Bliss Restaurant & Catering Pte Ltd, and SATA CommHealth were awarded the “Social Enterprise of the Year” while Bettr Barista Pte Ltd was named the “Social Enterprise Start-Up of the Year” for their outstanding contributions made to the community.
Diversity Task Force's Work Gathers Steam, Advisory Panel of Prominent Business Leaders Announced
Dec 19, 2013
With an Advisory Panel sharing its expertise and providing guidance to the Diversity Task Force (DTF), much progress has been made in its study. The DTF was formed last year to examine the state of gender diversity on boards and in senior management in Singapore, as well as its impact on corporate performance and governance.
Continuing Professional Development Masterplan
Nov 20, 2013
Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Chan Chun Sing, announced a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Masterplan for the early childhood sector at ECDA’s inaugural Early Childhood Conference today. The CPD Masterplan is a key component of ECDA’s manpower strategies to attract, develop and retain early childhood (EC) professionals, and raise the quality of EC programmes.
Resource Kit on Developmental Needs for Parents
Nov 12, 2013
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) has developed a resource kit for parents whose children in mainstream pre-schools have been diagnosed with developmental needs. The resource was developed in collaboration with the National Council of Social Services (NCSS), Health Promotion Board (HPB) and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH).
ASEAN Plus Three Workshop on on Work-Life Harmony
Nov 5, 2013
Singapore hosted the ASEAN Plus Three Workshop on “Work-Life Harmony to Promote Women’s Economic Participation” on 4-5 Nov 2013.
Revised Tender Evaluation Process for State Properties identified for Child Care Centres and Kindergartens
Nov 5, 2013
From November 2013, a revised tender evaluation process will be used to evaluate bids put in by Child Care and Kindergarten operators for State-owned properties.
Fostering Parent-Teen Relationships
Nov 5, 2013
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will introduce evidence-based programmes to support parents in building strong relationships with their children in the teen and pre-teen years.
New Day Activity Centre by MINDS opens at Tampines
Oct 17, 2013
Located at the MINDS Tampines Training and Development Centre, it provides full-time care services for persons with disabilities with higher care needs.
MSF Pilots Mentoring Programme to Build Capabilities of Social Enterprises
Oct 14, 2013
The programme aims to strengthen the organisational capabilities of social enterprises and help them scale up their business operations and social impact.
More Training and Funding Support for Family Life Educators Launched at Inaugural Family Life Conference
Oct 10, 2013
Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development, Ms Low Yen Ling, announced a suite of initiatives to enhance the capabilities of family life educators at the inaugural Family Life Education (FLE) Conference 2013 today. For a start, up to 150 volunteers will be trained over the next 3 years to help co-facilitate FLE programmes in schools and the community. Ms Low also announced funding schemes and more training platforms aimed to strengthen the FLE sector to provide quality FLE programmes and resources for families.