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Welcome to the homepage of the Community Development Department of Barbados.

Chief Community Development Officer (Ag),
Mrs. Yolande Skeete, with Minister of Youth, Sports & Community Empowerment, Hon. Charles Griffith, M.P.


To provide the highest quality professional Social Work in Community Development services, achieving strong, cohesive communities and in so doing transform the physical social and economic landscape of Barbados into one that is sustainable, fully developed and socially just.


The Community Development Department aims to be a vibrant hub and benchmark for community activity and prosperity that exemplifies the spirit of Barbadian social capital and the highest levels of sustainable productivity.

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