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Families for Life

Families for Life logo

Families for Life Council’s vision is to build strong and resilient families because that makes for stronger communities and better individual well-being.

The National Family Council was first formed on 1 May 2006 to champion and promote resilient families. On 7 February 2014, the National Family Council was renamed as "Families for Life" to reflect its evolving approach to connect with Singaporean families, and to better mirror the Council's community-driven identity.

Families for Life (FFL) Council’s vision is to inculcate a “Families for Life” mindset and value among Singaporeans, by building strong and resilient families, as that makes for stronger communities and better individual well-being. A people-sector Council comprising 16 volunteers from the people and private sectors, the FFL Council is chaired by Mr Ishak Ismail, Regional Director (Asia) of BAE Systems Hägglunds AB.

The FFL Movement rallies like-minded individuals, families and organisations to strengthen family bonds through large-scale events, national celebrations and online digital campaigns.

We Listen. We listen to the issues that Singaporean families are facing.

We Explore and Promote. We bring people and organisations together to create platforms for family bonding and to engage Singaporeans in conversations about families.

We Voice. We voice out concerns that people have on family issues and continue this conversation with our partners and the community.

  • Singles

  • Couples

  • Parents

  • Families


Mr Ishak Ismail
Council Chairman, Families for Life
Principal Consultant for i-Grow Partners Pte Ltd
Senior Advisor for Glamco Aviation Pte Ltd


Mr Albert Lim
PBM Director
SG Mecor Pte Ltd

Dr Elly Sabrina Binte Ismail
Director of Banyan Clinic Pte Ltd
Director of Madison Academy of Music

Ms Joanna Portilla
The Collective Effort LLP

Dr John Wong
Associate Professor
Head and Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
President of the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine Singapore
Director, NUS Mind-Science Centre

Ms K Thanaletchimi
President, Healthcare Services Employees’ Union
Chairperson, NTUC Women’s Committee
Member, NTUC Central Committee

Prof Paulin Straughan
Professor of Sociology (Practice), Singapore Management University
Dean of Students, Singapore Management University

Mrs Sher-li Torrey
Founder, Mums@Work (Singapore)
Director, Career Navigators Singapore

Ms Sim Siew Moon
Head of Tax
Baker Tilly Singapore

Mr Jimmy Toh
Chief Executive Director
People’s Association

Mr Keith Magnus
Centre for Fathering (CFF)

Mr Tan Yap Kin
Executive Director
Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC)

Mr Yuvan Mohan
National Youth Council Member
Chairman of SINDA Youth Club

Dr Vincent Ng
AMKFSC Community Services

Ms Tricia Ho
Former lawyer at Drew & Napier LLC
Family law lecturer, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Ms Cheryl Wee
Entrepreneur and family blogger

Families for Life website

Families for Life Facebook

Families for Life Instagram

20 Lengkok Bahru
Family @ Enabling Village
Singapore 159053
Email: ask-familiesforlife@msf.gov.sg