Jointly set up by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) and Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) in 1992, the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) is a non-profit self-help group for the Chinese community.
CDAC offers programmes and assistance schemes to help the less-privileged in the community to maximise their potential and strive for social mobility through self-help and mutual support.
In 2017 alone, CDAC supported 21,000 households through its various programmes for students, workers, seniors and families.
The logo was inspired from the traditional Spring Festival couplets.
The contrasting figure on a red background suggests the organisation’s bright outlook into the future. The figure extends to the edge of the diamond symbol, signifying dynamism and earnestness.
The graphic lines symbolise a person, representing CDAC’s focus on People.
The top portion of the lines symbolises the efforts and endeavour made by the parties being assisted for educational advancement, self-reliance and self-improvement.
The lower portion of the lines symbolises the assistance and support provided by the community, which appears as a strong and unyielding motivating force.