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Engaging our Heartlanders (EOH) Network

Living in the heartlands is an enjoyable experience where you enjoy the company of neighbours and friends.

Participating fully in the community can bring about much cheer and harmony. This is why we have set up the Engaging our Heartlanders (EOH) Network in January 2010 – to synergise and leverage on our partner agencies’ community engagement efforts in order to bring more interesting programmes to you. 

Key activities, events, and programmes


 

Participating agencies

Here are the various participating agencies.

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Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)

MCCY seeks to inspire Singaporeans through the arts and sports, strengthen community bonds, and promote volunteerism and philanthropy. Since its inception in November 2012, MCCY has been actively engaging the arts, heritage, sports, community, and youth sectors.

The Ministry aims to bring into sharper focus the effects to build a more cohesive and vibrant society, and to deepen a sense of identity and belonging to the nation. MCCY will work with its stakeholders to create an environment where Singaporeans can pursue their aspirations for a better quality of life and together, build a gracious and caring society we are proud to call home.

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Ministry of Education (MOE)

MOE directs the formulation and implementation of education policies. It oversees the development and administration of the Government and Government-aided primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges, a centralised institute as well as the registration of private schools.

MOE aims to provide our children with a balanced and well-rounded education, develop them to their full potential, and nurture them into good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to family, society, and country.

MOE seeks the full support and confidence of parents and the community to work together with them as partners, to develop our children, who will shape the future of Singapore.

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Community Mediation Centre (CMC)

CMC operates under the Community Mediation Unit, which is a department under the Ministry of Law. The CMC provides mediation service to resolve community and social disputes. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process where a neutral party – the mediator – facilitates discussions to help parties resolve their dispute. Mediation at the CMC is voluntary, where all parties involved in the dispute have to agree to mediate before a session can be scheduled. When a settlement is reached at the end of a mediation session, parties will sign an agreement, which lists out the issues that they agree to resolve.

The benefits of mediation is that the session is private and confidential, saves time and cost (only a $5 admin fee is to be paid by the complainant), and is flexible and informal. It also seeks win-win solutions and strives to preserve post-conflict relationships in an amicable settlement. Common cases handled by the CMC include neighbour disputes over noise pollution, corridor obstruction, verbal abuse and family dispute such as a quarrel among siblings over the living arrangements for their aged parent(s).

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Housing & Development Board (HDB)

As Singapore’s public housing authority, HDB plans and develops public housing towns to provide Singaporeans with quality homes in a vibrant environment.

The vibrancy and continued relevance of towns is achieved through renewal and upgrading programmes, and improvements to older estates and towns.

Another key priority of HDB is the building of cohesive communities within its towns. To achieve this, communal spaces are created for residents to mingle and interact in estates and precincts. Residents are also engaged through community events, where they can learn more about their neighbourhoods and contribute actively to shape their community.

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Health Promotion Board (HPB)

Established in 2001, the vision of HPB is to build a nation of healthy people.

Although residents in Singapore today enjoy good health with high life expectancy and low mortality rates, we want to further improve our health status and continue to enjoy good health as we age.

To achieve this, HPB assumes the role of the main driver for national health promotion and disease prevention programmes. Our goal is to increase the quality and years of healthy life and prevent illness, disability and premature death.

HPB is committed to helping residents in Singapore attain optimal health through our health promotion and disease prevention programmes that reach out to the population, including children, adults and the elderly. To find out more about these programmes, visit our website.

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National Environment Agency (NEA)

NEA is the leading public organisation responsible for improving and sustaining a clean and green environment in Singapore.

NEA develops and spearheads environmental initiatives and programmes through its partnership with the People, Public and Private sectors. It is committed to motivating every individual to take up environmental ownership and to care for the environment as a way of life.

Through its programmes and initiatives, NEA endeavours to ensure sustainable development and a quality living environment for present and future generations.

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National Parks Board (NParks)

NParks is responsible for providing and enhancing the greenery of our City in Garden. Beyond building green infrastructure, NParks is actively engaging the community to enhance the quality of our living environment.

NParks manages over 300 parks and 4 nature reserves. Adding to this is the extensive streetscape, or roadside greenery, that forms the backbone of our City in a Garden. An island-wide Park Connector Network is also being developed to link major parks, nature areas and residential estates.

As the lead agency on biodiversity conservation, NParks has developed an urban biodiversity conservation model, which aims to conserve representative eco-systems in land-scarce Singapore. NParks also monitors and coordinates measures to enhance the presence of biodiversity in our urban landscape.

NParks is working closely with partners in the landscape and horticulture industry to increase productivity, and provide training for all levels of the workforce. Enhancing competencies of the industry will support Singapore’s vision of being a City in a Garden.

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People’s Association (PA)

The People’s Association (PA) was established on 1 July 1960 to promote racial harmony and social cohesion in Singapore. PA and its grassroots organisations (GROs) offer a wide range of programmes to connect people to people, and people and government. As key GROs under the PA, the Residents’ Committees (RCs) are formed by residents for residents staying in public housing estates. To promote neighbourliness and social cohesion among residents, RCs bring neighbours together through courses and activities so that they know each other better. These activities include block/ floor parties, house visits, and programmes of interest to residents, such as brisk-walking, community sports, community arts and culture.

The RCs also work with other agencies to improve the physical environment and safety of their precincts. RCs also organise familiarisation and bonding parties to promote integration amongst residents in the heartland community. PA and its GROs aim to reach out and engage residents of different races, ages, and backgrounds to build strong social capital. Together with our community and corporate partners, we hope to build a great home and a caring community, where residents know their neighbours, look out for one another, and feel a strong sense of belonging.

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PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency

PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the water agency that manages Singapore’s water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way.

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Singapore Police Force (SPF)

SPF, with its origins in 1819 as a small colonial police force has since evolved into a respectable organisation highly regarded by the global policing community as an effective and reliable ally in the fight against crime and terrorism.

In today’s increasingly complex landscape, SPF works closely with its foreign counterparts to ensure that it remains effective against the twin threats of transnational crime and terrorism.

Locally, working together with its partners from the community, public and private sectors, the SPF plays a critical role in Singapore’s Criminal Justice System with its mission to uphold the law, maintain order and keep the peace in the Republic. It also continually builds trust and strengthens its partnership with the community that it serves.

This is to ensure that the SPF achieves the best outcome and ensure the safety and security of the people it pledges to serve and protect.

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Central Singapore Community Development Council

The key roles of the Community Development Councils (CDCs) is best explained through the ABC mission of Assisting the Needy, Bonding the People and Connecting the Community. The CDCs marshal resources from the corporate organisations, government agencies and community and social organisations to organise programmes to reach out and uplift the lives of the more vulnerable in the community, such as needy families and elderly, as well as strengthen social cohesion.

The CDCs have also helped to organise financial literacy classes and educational and enrichment programmes for women and children from low income families to improve social mobility and help them to eventually become self-reliant again. The CDCs have also worked with various Government Ministries and Agencies, Community and Corporate Partners and aggregate their services, resources and expertise together for the benefit of residents.

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Northeast Community Development Council

The key roles of the Community Development Councils (CDCs) is best explained through the ABC mission of Assisting the Needy, Bonding the People and Connecting the Community. The CDCs marshal resources from the corporate organisations, government agencies and community and social organisations to organise programmes to reach out and uplift the lives of the more vulnerable in the community, such as needy families and elderly, as well as strengthen social cohesion.

The CDCs have also helped to organise financial literacy classes and educational and enrichment programmes for women and children from low income families to improve social mobility and help them to eventually become self-reliant again. The CDCs have also worked with various Government Ministries and Agencies, Community and Corporate Partners and aggregate their services, resources and expertise together for the benefit of residents.

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Northwest Community Development Council

The key roles of the Community Development Councils (CDCs) is best explained through the ABC mission of Assisting the Needy, Bonding the People and Connecting the Community. The CDCs marshal resources from the corporate organisations, government agencies and community and social organisations to organise programmes to reach out and uplift the lives of the more vulnerable in the community, such as needy families and elderly, as well as strengthen social cohesion.

The CDCs have also helped to organise financial literacy classes and educational and enrichment programmes for women and children from low income families to improve social mobility and help them to eventually become self-reliant again. The CDCs have also worked with various Government Ministries and Agencies, Community and Corporate Partners and aggregate their services, resources and expertise together for the benefit of residents.

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Southeast Community Development Council

The key roles of the Community Development Councils (CDCs) is best explained through the ABC mission of Assisting the Needy, Bonding the People and Connecting the Community. The CDCs marshal resources from the corporate organisations, government agencies and community and social organisations to organise programmes to reach out and uplift the lives of the more vulnerable in the community, such as needy families and elderly, as well as strengthen social cohesion.

The CDCs have also helped to organise financial literacy classes and educational and enrichment programmes for women and children from low income families to improve social mobility and help them to eventually become self-reliant again. The CDCs have also worked with various Government Ministries and Agencies, Community and Corporate Partners and aggregate their services, resources and expertise together for the benefit of residents.

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Southwest Community Development Council

The key roles of the Community Development Councils (CDCs) is best explained through the ABC mission of Assisting the Needy, Bonding the People and Connecting the Community. The CDCs marshal resources from the corporate organisations, government agencies and community and social organisations to organise programmes to reach out and uplift the lives of the more vulnerable in the community, such as needy families and elderly, as well as strengthen social cohesion.

The CDCs have also helped to organise financial literacy classes and educational and enrichment programmes for women and children from low income families to improve social mobility and help them to eventually become self-reliant again. The CDCs have also worked with various Government Ministries and Agencies, Community and Corporate Partners and aggregate their services, resources and expertise together for the benefit of residents.

Working as one

Keep a lookout for and participate in these exciting programmes we have organised in collaboration with our EOH Network partners and other agencies.

Good Neighbour Award

Punggol Eco-Town

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The Good Neighbour Award recognises residents who have shown acts of kindness to their neighbours and contributed to their community.

Partners: PA, MND, SKM, SPH

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A multi-agency collaboration to develop Punggol into Singapore’s first Eco-Town. Get to know more about the extensive eco-initiatives planned for Punggol.

Partners: MND, NEA, NParks, PA, BCA, EDB, EMA, LTA, PUB, URA, Pasir Ris-Punggol TC

Completion Ceremonies

Welcome Parties

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Completion ceremonies are organised for residents of new iconic precincts to commemorate the setting up of a home in a new community.

Partners: PA, RCs

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Welcome parties provide an opportunity for you to bond with your neighbours and families in a carnival-like setting, and you also get to learn more about interest groups in your community.

Partners: PA, RCs

Heartland Talks

Welcome Kit

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HDB Heartland Talks give residents and stakeholders a clearer picture of our policies and programmes. To enhance the learning experience of participants, we invite expert speakers from other agencies as well. We also participate in talks organised by other agencies.

Partner: ACRA, BCA, CEA, CPFB, CMC, ICA, IRAS, MoneySENSE, MSF, NFEC, NParks, SPF

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The InHeart programme helps new residents settle in and familiarise themselves with their neighbourhood and the community. Browse through the e-Welcome Kit for your town now!

Partners: MCCY, MOE, CDCs, CMC, HPB, NEA, NParks, PA, PUB, SPF

OHYAY!

 

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The Outreach to Young and Youth (OHYAY!) programme nurtures our young and youth to grow up as responsible and active residents. Join in the activities today!

Partner: MOE

 
 

Find Out More

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