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Citizens' Panel on Work-Life Harmony

Citizens Panel 2019 Infographic
On 28 September 2019, a diverse mix of 55 Singaporeans – ranging from employers and employees from various occupations and sectors, to grandparents and homemakers – convened as a Citizens’ Panel to deliberate the issue of work-life harmony in Singapore. The challenge posed to them was to identify ways to create conditions for greater work-life harmony in Singapore, prioritising what can be acted upon in the next 12 months.

Meeting up every fortnight for four full Saturdays in total, the Panel examined the issue from different perspectives, identified the key barriers, consulted with subject matter experts, weighed the potential costs and benefits of their proposed solutions, and eventually converged on an agreed set of recommendations.

On 9 November 2019, the Panel shared their recommendations with community leaders, representatives from employer and employee groups, and political office holders – key stakeholders who could help to bring their proposals to fruition. 

Click here to find out more.


Online Surveys

The 2016 Marriage and Parenthood Survey showed that a majority of Singaporeans aspire to get married and have children. As a society, how can we better support Singaporeans in achieving this aspiration? 

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Thank you for taking part and sharing your views on 1) Making Singapore A Great Place for Families; 2) Shared Parental Responsibilities; 3) Work-Life Harmony and 4) Dating through our monthly thematic polls since April 2019. The surveys are now closed. 

You can view the results to our surveys below.

Play A Part Survey Infographic
Play A Part Dating Survey Infographic  

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Hari Raya with #HafandHaf
by Gov.sg

The time has come to gather the family, seek forgiveness and play catch up! But for singles like Haf, it's time to silat the (annoying) questions 🙅‍♀ But one Caffe Latte sends her Hari Raya on a completely different course...



Be #BabyReady
by HeyBaby and IKEA Singapore

The #BabyReady campaign kicked off on 3 November 2018 with an event in partnership with IKEA Singapore, which aimed to encourage young couples to consider starting a family earlier. Parenthood can be challenging, involving additional financial costs and responsibilities to take on, and requiring greater demands on one’s time and attention. The series of videos aimed to show that with proper planning, realistic expectations, and community support, parenthood can be attainable. Click on the links below to find out more.

Baby and maternity related matters
Baby Bonus Scheme -
Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
1800 253 7707
www.babybonus.msf.gov.sg
Government-Paid Maternity Benefit -
Government Paid Leave Scheme (GPLS)
Hotline 1800 253 4757
contactus@profamilyleave.gov.sg
www.profamilyleave.gov.sg
MediSave
  • Assisted Conception Procedures (ACP) and Medisave Maternity Package
  • MediSave Grant for Newborns
  • MediShield Life Coverage from Birth
CPF Board
1800 227 1188
member@cpf.gov.sg www.cpf.gov.sg
Co-Funding for Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) Treatment -
Ministry of Health (MOH)
6325-9220
moh_qsm@moh.gov.sg
www.moh.gov.sg
Child care related matters
Enhanced Subsidies for Centre-Based Infant Care & Child Care -
Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)
6258 5812
contact@ecda.gov.sg
www.ecda.gov.sg
Grow@Beanstalk -
Concession and tax relief related matters
Enhanced Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Concession (Young Child/Grandchild/ Elderly Person Schemes) -
Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
6438 5122
www.mom.gov.sg
Tax Measures
IRAS
1800 356 8300
www.iras.gov.sg
Housing related matters
Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) -
Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS) -
Relationship building and marriage related matters
Registry of Marriages (ROM) -
ROM/ROMM 6338 7808
www.rom.gov.sg
www.romm.gov.sg
Social Development Network (SDN)
Work-life related matters
Work-Life Grant -
Community partners
Centre for Fathering -
Focus on the Family Singapore -
I Love Children Singapore -
Other useful links
Families for Life -
Moments of Life -
Search for “Moments of Life” on iTunes or Google Play to download the app
Population.sg -
Drop us a feedback here or e-mail sg_feedback@pmo.gov.sg