Organisation Profile

About Us

Jointly set up by the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) and Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) 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 2015 alone, CDAC supported close to 20,000 households through its various programmes for students, workers and families.


To nurture and develop the potential of the Chinese Community in contributing to the continued success of multi-racial Singapore

Committed and Trusted Organisation, Empowered and Caring Community

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.