A Member Agency of the Community Chest
- Advocate Social Development Agenda, Address Poverty
and Social Exclusion
- Engaged 20 cross-sectoral organizations
in understanding child poverty in Hong Kong and presented joint
recommendations to the government.
- Completed and presented the Basic
Needs Study of CSSA recipients to the government and Legislative
- Solicited and organized the sector's views into a social
agenda advocacy paper: "Social Vision 2012: Towards a Sustainable
and Cohesive Hong Kong". Promoted and advocated 5 key social
issues, namely poverty, population ageing, family solidarity,
cross-border social needs and social participation, to the public,
the political parties, 800 Election Committee members, 40 Election
Committee members of the Social Welfare Sub-sector, and the two
Chief Executive election candidates.
- Completed the various sub-indexes of the Social
Development Index to provide objective social indicators to analyze
social development trends and identify critical issues that had
negative impact on the long-term development of the society.
a Thematic Report on Family and organized a Conference on Family-Work
Balance in May 2006 with over 200 participants from the Government,
business and NGO sector. Media report was extensive.
- Launched 5
consecutive weekly radio programme on Family-Work Balance with
RTHK Radio 1. Other public communication and promotion programmes
included a roving exhibition from May to August, launching a
special issue of the "Scenario" magazine, a Family-Work
Balance Website and conducting a Webpoll on the most welcomed
family friendly measures in the workplace.
- Engaged cross-sectoral efforts to provide support
and training to social enterprises. Social Enterprise Resource
Centre was established and, in collaboration with the SME Mentorship
Association, launched the "SynErgy- Social Enterprise Mentorship
Scheme" to enable NGOs to get assistance and guidance on
business operation and management from experienced entrepreneurs
and professionals. A total of 2 workshops and 3 leadership forums
as well as a series of training were organised, and free consultancy
service was offered to social enterprise by a group of professionals
from the 30S. Social Enterprise Market Day was organised to
enhance public understanding and support.
- Published and promoted Hong Kong Civil Society
Index in collaboration with RTHK. A series of workshop was also
organised to further promote the development of civil society
in Hong Kong. Regional Conference on Civil Society Development
in Greater China was held and 13 experts and scholars from Mainland
China and Taiwan were invited to participate in and speak at
- Promote Civic Responsibility, and Foster Social partnership
participation in Caring Companies to nearly 1,200 companies/organizations.
Website launched for more effective and direct matching of business
- Initiated cross-sectoral collaboration projects to bring
together wisdom, resources and efforts from different sectors
for the well being of service users.
- Organized the Convention on Social
Partnerships, promoted the Council's image as the lead advocate.
the NGOs Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) among Caring Companies
with publication of a promotion brochure and the organizing of
tea gatherings to promote co-operation between NGOs and companies.
promote greater awareness for Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR), organised 4 leaders' fora in collaboration with Hong Kong
Economic Times (HKET), Cable TV and South China Morning Post.
Senior government officials and top business leaders were invited
to share their viewpoints on Family Friendly Policy, Environmental
Protection, and Partnership etc. Four issues of CSR magazines
were published, with a total number of 200,000 copies inserted
in HKET for public distribution.
- Launched the 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Caring
Company Recognition Ceremony in Feb. 2007, celebrated and promoted
the welfare-business partnership, and highlighted the 60 years
of welfare service development and milestone achievement of the
- Organize the 60th Anniversary Community
Dinner ¡V "Salute
to Our Partners" on December 17, 2007 to give recognition
and appreciation to the long-serving as well as cross-professional
and funding partners of the welfare sector, and to reinforce
the "WE" feeling. Up to mid Nov. more than 60 tables
have been lined up.
- Enhance Strategic Development, Planning and Quality of Welfare
and facilitated the annual Welfare Agenda Setting and Rehabilitation
Program Planning exercise with HWFB.
- Successfully launched the 2005
and 2007 Best Practice Award in Social Welfare.
- Promoted and advocated
for active aging, a society for all, integration of ethnic minorities,
and digital inclusion.
- Consolidated & channeled the sector's
views on various service improvements, including DECC & NEC,
infirmary care, conversion of Home for the Aged, IFSC, 3 - year
Plan on Drug Abuse Treatment & Rehabilitation,
CD services, multi-disciplinary collaboration to tackle domestic
violence, school dropout, active ageing, integrated home care
service, and youth employment services.
- Submitted proposal on the formulation
of a Social Welfare Blueprint to SWAC and HWFB. Advocated for
a mechanism to work out the long term social welfare plan to
the Chief Executive candidates. Both candidates responded positively
and commitment was made in their respective election manifesto
in this direction.
- The Council staff also participated in 50 Government
committees/working groups and contributed views from the NGO
perspective. Major issues handled:
- Multi-disciplinary collaboration to tackle
- Implementation of Integrated Family Service Centre
and preparation for a service review
- Additional resources for Family
Support Service- Evaluation of District Elderly Community
Centre/ Neighbourhood Elderly Centre
- Improvement in Integrated Home Care
- Recommendations on Youth Employment Services
of cross sector collaboration on prevention of drug abuse,
prevention of school dropout, active ageing etc.
- Introduction of Race Discrimination
Bill and implications on service delivery Promotion of Barrier-free
society for people with disabilities
- Launched HKCSS Institute (HKCSSI),
with the support of Citigroup Inc., in February 2007 with the
mission of Enhancing Professionalism, Promoting Competencies.
HKCSSI promotes life-long learning in the Sector through trainings,
seminars, symposiums, scholarships and recognition scheme with
an aim to foster the growth and development of NGO practitioners'
and the Council's Agency Members.
- Organized the 60th Anniversary Forum ¡V Road to Excellence
¡V Working Smarter Together in October 2007, offering an exchange
forum for the sector on the development experience of the NGO
sector, partnership with Government, the Community and other
sectors, and the core issues and strategies shaping the sector's
and promoted the Top Ten Welfare Contributions to Better Livelihood
since 1997 through public voting held in June 2007. More than
1,600 people casted their votes. 10 stories of service users
or agency people corresponding to Top Ten Welfare Contribution
will be published in the HK Economic Times three times a week
in 4 consecutive weeks in November/December 2007.
for Adequate Resources & Develop Capacity
to Bring in New Resources
- Foundations Network formed
with participation of over 40 foundations.
- Promoted legacy giving,
insurance policy donation and payroll giving.
- Supported NGOs in
SOG applications and advocated for a more flexible approach to
accommodate different agencies' situations.
- Conducted the 1st
Survey on Public Attitude towards Non-government Social Welfare
- Promoted Pledge on Donors' Rights to
strengthen public support and trust to NGOs, adopted by over
151 agency members to nurture a donor-centered environment
for philanthropy. Donors' Rights was further promoted through
a supplement and
"Charity of the Day" in Hong Kong Economic Times. To
promote sharing of good practices in fundraising among NGOs,
3 workshops were organized and a network of fundraisers was formed.
the WiseGiving e-platform to promote public understanding of
the Community needs and citizens' support toward the projects
- Coordinate and organize joint efforts of NGOs to negotiate
with government for increase in recurrent baseline allocation
and LSG review in response to the issue of new civil service
starting salary and pay adjustments.
- Strengthen Organization
Capacity and Mandate from the Sector
- Conducted the 2005
and 2007 Membership Feedback Survey.
- Completed a 10-year financial
plan of the Council and submitted the SOG application for extended
assistance after the TOG period.
- Developed the Partnership Network
Management System to further enhance liaison with Agency Members
and build a stronger network with partners.
- Enhanced organizational
effectiveness by adopting the CAP ¡V HRM and FM systems.