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Address: Social Development Commision Head Office, 22 Camp Road, Kingston 4
Telephone: (876) 928-8304/1856
Fax: (876) 938-1492/2531
Email: pr@sdc.gov.jm
Web Site: http://www.sdc.gov.jm

The Social Development Commission (SDC) is the principal community development agency working with Jamaica’s 783 communities. Positioned in the Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Sports (MoYCS) since 2007, the SDC continues to execute its legal mandate to inter alia, “promote and control schemes for, and to do any act or thing which may directly or indirectly serve the advancement of - sport, social, cultural & economic development - for the people of Jamaica and workers in particular” (S7/1965).

Executive Director
Monday to Thursday 8:30 - 5:00 pm; Fridays 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The main activities of SDC have been to:

  1. Build and strengthen CSOs (including CBOs, CDCs, DACs, and PDCs) to engage in, promote, and facilitate dialogue, decisions, and actions that promote development. 

  2. Increase emphasis on strengthening youth groups to improve youth participation in positive development options.

  3. Facilitate the preparation and use of community and parish profiles and poverty assessments to inform planning, policy, programme, and project design with special emphasis on volatile communities.

  4. Facilitate stakeholder involvement in the preparation and implementation of local plans and projects.

  5. Use sports and entertainment to generate energy and maintain presence in all communities and to rebuild strong cultural identity.

- Mr. Paul Burke - Chairman
- Mr. Paul Arscott
- Mr. Denworth Finnikin
- Dr. Jane Dodman
- Mr. Robert Buddan
- Mr. Cedric McCollough
- Miss Nicole Allen
- Mrs. Yvonne McCormack
- Mr. Ricardo James
- Dr Eris Schoburgh

*Appointed June 11, 2012 to June 10, 2015

SDC Offices Island-wide

Head Office

22 Camp Road

Kingston 4

Jamaica

Tel:  (876) 928-8304

Fax: (876) 938-2531

Email: sdc@sdc.gov.jm

Web: www.sdc.gov.jm

Kingston and St Andrew

Banana Board Building

10 South Avenue

Kingston 4

Tel: (876) 948-1194

Fax: (876) 948-3069

St. Thomas

1 Springfield Road

Morant Bay

St. Thomas

Tel: (876) 982-0232

Fax: (876) 734-1769

Portland

Oliver Park Centre

Smatt Road

Port Antonio

Portland

Tel: (876) 993-2644

Fax: (876) 993-4962

St. Mary

Cape Clear

Clonmel

St Mary

Tel: (876) 992-4088

Fax: (876) 992-4563

St. Ann

Addison Park Centre

Brown’s Town

St. Ann

Tel: (876) 975-6322

Fax: (876) 917-6322

Trelawny

26 Market Street

Falmouth

Trelawny

Tel: (876) 617-5221

St. James

1 Albion Road

Montego Bay

St James

Tel:  (876) 940-6596

Fax: (876) 940-7068

Hanover

Watson Taylor Park

Lucea

Hanover

Tel: (876) 956-2548

Fax: (876) 956-3778

Westmoreland

JNBS Building

Hendon Circle

Westmoreland

Tel: (876) 918-0996

Fax: (876) 955-4150

St. Elizabeth

23 Coke Drive

Santa Cruz

St. Elizabeth

Tel: (876) 966-2908

Fax: (876) 966-4298

Manchester

Lot 15 & 16 Nashville Subdivision

Mandeville

Manchester

Tel:  (876) 962-3263

Fax: (876) 961-1050

Clarendon

8B Manchester Avenue

May Pen

Clarendon

St. Catherine

Port Henderson Road

Spanish Town

St Catherine

Tel:  (876) 907-4056

Fax: (876) 984-2865

Portmore

Shops 11&12 Palm Plaza

Lot 23 West Trade Way

Portmore

St. Catherine


Social Development Commission (SDC)
Government of Jamaica