Webinar – Compliance Updates for Tax-exempt Charitable Organizations

The Inland Revenue Department updated the Tax Guide for Charitable Institutions and Trusts of a Public Character in September 2021. As the guide contains the interpretation and practice of the Department in relation to the taxation of charitable organizations, it is essential for NGOs to be aware of the changes and the latest requirements in complying with the Inland Revenue Ordinance. In this connection, the Council has invited a tax expert to speak at a webinar on the subject. Detail as follows: Date: 9 December 2021 (Thursday) Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Speaker: Mr Wilson Cheng, Hong Kong Tax Controversy Leader, EY Language: Cantonese (presentation materials in English) The webinar will be conducted online via Zoom. Target participants: Board / Committee Members, Agency Heads, Advisors, Company Secretaries, Senior Management of HKCSS Agency Members Interested parties please register online on or before 2 December 2021 (Thursday). Successful registrants will be notified by email on 6 December 2021 (Monday). For enquiries, please contact the Project team at 2922 9247 ...

Jockey Club NGO Governance Health Programme

Ensuring good governance means safeguarding against risks, better monitoring and assurance of performance in delivering the missions effectively and efficiently. Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service has partnered with GAME for Good Limited and the Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong (the Centre of HKU) again to launch the “Jockey Club NGO Governance Health Programme” to help NGOs better understand and uphold good governance. The Programme will provide a self-assessment tool for local NGOs to measure their board governance health and examine the strengths and areas for improvement in governance practices. The assessment will generate comprehensive landscape data for reference of the sector. In addition, the Programme will also arrange debriefings, workshops and individual consultations for the participating agencies. Besides, tools and tips on governance practices will be developed for reference of NGO boards. Targets: NGOs (tax exempted charities under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, and has actual operation locally in Hong Kong). Both "subvented” and “non-subvented” agencies are welcomed to participate. Quota: 50 organisations (priority for HKCSS agency members). First come, first served. Free of charge. Results & Follow Up: A Confidential Individual Governance Health Assessment Report will be given to each participating ...

Invitation to Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES) 2021

The Council and the HKSAR Government will co-host the Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES) from 3 - 6 November, 2021. We cordially invite board members of agency members to participate in this event. Event details: 1. GIES Online Plenary Session and Workshops Date: 2 - 4 November 2021 (Tuesday to Thursday) For programme details and registration, please visit GIES official website. 2. GIES Guided Tour (Conducted in Cantonese) Date: A) 5 November 2021 (Friday) 11:00am –12:00noon B) 6 November 2021 (Saturday) 11:00am – 12:00noon Venue: Hall 1A-C, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Thematic Pavilions: Fall Prevention and Detection, Interactive Sports Ground, Smart City•Quality Service, Social Service Tech-based Support and Care Food Market Quota: 12 ppl for each tour (first come first serve) Target: for agency board members only Board members interested in joining the tour, please enroll online on or before 22 October 2021 (Friday). For enquiries, please contact the Project team at 2922 9242 ...

Webinars on the Protection of Personal Data Privacy for NGOs (Session 3)

The Council has invited representative from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) once again to share with the sector on the compliance requirement of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO). The focus of this session will be on the exemptions of the PDPO, regulations on direct marketing, procedures of handling data breach and introduction of the Privacy Impact Assessments. Details as follows: Date: 8 November 2021 (Monday) Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Speaker: Mr Anthony Chan, Senior Personal Data Officer (Complaints), PCPD Language: Cantonese (presentation materials in English) The webinar will be conducted online via Zoom. Target participants: NGO Board / committee members (top priority), Agency Heads, Advisors, Company Secretaries, Senior Management of HKCSS Agency Members Interested parties please register online on or before 1 November 2021 (Monday). Successful registrants will be notified by email on 3 November 2021 (Wednesday). For enquiries, please contact the Project team at 2922 9247 ...

Webinar – An Overview of the National Security Law from NGOs’ Perspective

The National Security Law (NSL) that came into effect on 30 June 2020 has undoubtedly casted deep impacts on the legal, social, economic, political and other systems of Hong Kong. In a nutshell, the 66-article law criminalizes four types of acts: secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with a foreign country or external elements to endanger national security. One year after its promulgation, the Council has invited 2 legal academics to share with the social service sector the implications of NSL on NGOs’ operations as legal entities. Details of the webinar as follows:   Date: 8 October 2021 (Friday) Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm   Speakers: Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong - Prof. Simon Young, Associate Dean (Research) - Dr Peter Chau, Associate Professor   Language: Cantonese (materials in English)   The webinar will be conducted online via Zoom.   Target participants: NGO Board / Committee Members (top priority), Agency Heads, Advisors, Company Secretaries, Senior Management of concerned HKCSS Agency Members   Interested parties please register online on or before 29 September 2021 (Wednesday). Successful registrants will be notified by email on 4 October 2021 (Monday).   For enquiries, please contact the Project team at 2922 9247 ...
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