About Us

Organizational Structure

Our structure consists of five (5) Divisions and three (3) programmes.  The Permanent Secretary is the Accounting Officer and advises the Honourable Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Relations, who is responsible for direction on policy matters.  The Permanent Secretary also supervises Heads of Division who co-ordinate, manage and work with a team of technical, clerical and other ancillary staff.

The work force of the Ministry, excluding Village Council Clerks and Sanitary Labourers, comprises 67 established and 94 Non-Established staff or a total of one hundred and sixty one (161) people.

A Brief Summary of the Ministry's Functions:

The Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Relations has responsibility for the provision of social services, community development and gender programmes. Functions vary and include social and remedial work with vulnerable clients, promotion of adult education, community entrepreneurship and empowerment, gender equity and equality, involvement in cooperative and economic activities with non-financial cooperatives, civil society and other non-state actors.

Vision and Mission Statement:

Our Mission is:

To facilitate the development of human and social capital via the provision of support to the most vulnerable segments of society, the reduction of inequality and improved access to opportunities.

Our Vision is:

To function as a driving force for the improved social well- being of the populace and to facilitate a transition to a more just society.

Key Officials


Hon. Catherine Daniel

Permanent Secretary

Mrs. Helen Royer

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