Mission Statement

To promote sustainable economic development by engineering and regulating a vibrant co-operative sector in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Vision Statement

To advance the socio-economic well being of Vincentians by promoting the philosophies of co-operativism.


  • To facilitate the development of viable Co-operative and small Business Enterprises.

  • To provide Management Services to Co-operatives, small Businesses and Public Sector Institutions at a reasonable price.

  • To provide the necessary advocacy and lobbying strategy to achieve stated mission.


  • To improve the capability of Small Business and Co-operatives so that they influence national development through job creation, increased productivity, foreign exchange earnings through import substitution.

  • To access and harness specialized human resources from International, Regional Agencies and various social partners to assist with product development, management training and financial assistance.

  • To ensure that relevant legislation is formulated and enacted to reflect the new realities in terms of dire need for Small Business Development financing.

  • To attempt to create a workable environment that will be necessary in linking the various local social partners in the diversification process.

Contact Information

Permanent Secretaries
Ms. Catherine Defreitas 
PS For Housing and Informal Human Settlement
Location: Granby Street, Kingstown
Tel : (PBX) :(784) 456-1111, Ext : 4681
E-mail: email-office.housing@mail.gov.vc

Mrs. Merissa Finch-Burke 
PS For Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, and Youth
Tel : (PBX) :(784) 456-1111, Ext : 3863
E-mail: mobililsation1@hotmail.com


The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Housing and Informal Settlement

Halifax Street Kingstown St. Vincent

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday - Sunday