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.
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
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
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
Mr Keith Magnus
Centre for Fathering (CFF)
Mr Tan Yap Kin
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