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|Formed||1 September 2004|
|Dissolved||1 November 2012|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Singapore|
|Headquarters||MCYS Building, 512 Thomson Road, Singapore 298136|
|Employees||5,063 (Estimated FY2011)|
|Annual budget||$1.83 billion SGD (Estimated FY2011)|
The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (Abbreviation: MCYS; Chinese: 社会发展、青年及体育部; Malay: Kementerian Pembangunan Komuniti, Belia dan Sukan) was a ministry of the Government of Singapore tasked with building a "cohesive and resilient" society in Singapore.
On 1 November 2012, the MCYS was restructured and became the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Several portfolios such as Youth Development and Sports was shifted to a new Ministry, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY).
The MCYS pursues social engineering campaigns of varying effectiveness. However, it also tries to encourage widespread youth participation, constructive social activity such as sport and volunteerism. It also tries to encourage acceptance of individual differences among youth.
MCYS has produced various campaigns to address issues such as filial piety to parents and the falling birthrate. Its three-minute short film promoting filial piety, in using more subtle and indirect artistic techniques compared to previous decades' campaigns, found local critical success and won MediaCorp's Viewer's Choice gold award and caused the page "Filial Piety" to receive over 40,000 likes on Facebook.
The MCYS seeks to make Singaporeans "socially responsible individuals", create "inspired and committed Youth" and is a ministry explicitly devoted towards family values ("strong and stable families"). It also seeks to create a "caring and active community" and to promote healthy, sportful lifestyles. It wishes to promote integration of people with disabilities into wider society, and prevent "youths-at-risk" from falling into juvenile delinquency. It also tries to encourage seniors to practice "active aging".
- "Filial Piety" in 2010
- "A Girl's Hope" in 2010
- "Beautifully Imperfect" in 2009
- "Family" in 2008
- "Excuses" in 2008
The Ministry was previously led by the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, who was appointed as part of the Cabinet of Singapore.
|Minister||Start of Term||End of Term||Political Party||Ref.|
|Minister for Community Development|
|S. Dhanabalan||1985||1986||People's Action Party|
|Wong Kan Seng||18 February 1986||31 December 1986|
|Seet Ai Mee||1986||1991|
|Yeo Cheow Tong||1991||1994|
|Abdullah Tarmugi||2 January 1994 (Acting)||14 January 1996|
|15 January 1996||31 March 2000|
|Minister for Community Development and Sports|
|Abdullah Tarmugi||1 April 2000||24 March 2002||People's Action Party|
|Yaacob Ibrahim||25 March 2002 (Acting)||11 May 2003|
|12 May 2003||11 August 2004|
|Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports|
|Vivian Balakrishnan||12 August 2004 (Acting)||31 March 2005||People's Action Party|
|1 April 2005||20 May 2011|
|Chan Chun Sing||21 May 2011 (Acting)||31 October 2012|
- "Head I: Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports" (PDF). Budget 2011: Revenue and Expenditure Estimates. Ministry of Finance, Singapore. March 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2012.