Community Development Councils
The Community Development Councils (CDCs) were set up in 1997. They function as the local administration for their districts, initiating, planning and managing community programmes to promote community bonding and social cohesion. Being closer to the ground, the CDCs are more attuned and responsive to the specific needs of their respective communities.
The CDCs offer an excellent avenue for residents to actively participate in community activities and work towards creating a more vibrant society. Those who are more successful are encouraged to give back to the community so that the community as a whole can progress together.
The CDCs also render various community and social assistance services initiated by the government.
Services and Programmes
The CDCs offer services identified under the common strategic goals of ‘ABC’:
Assisting the Needy
To build a caring and cohesive community where people are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others.
Each CDC administers various government programmes and schemes to help needy residents by offering social and job assistance.
Bonding the People
To work together with residents to take charge of the well-being and harmony of the community and to forge stronger bonds within the community through projects and programmes.
CDCs encourage and facilitate residents to be involved in community projects and programmes that match their areas of interest or expertise.
Connecting the Community
To develop strategic partnerships with corporate and community partners to better serve our residents.
The CDCs work closely with stakeholders and partners to better engage the community and build synergy within.
Find out more about the CDC, services offered and how you can get involved. Visit your nearest CDC or go online.