Professional Traineeship Programme for the Ethnic Minorities Application Cum “What a multicultural team!” Sharing Session

Funded by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s Anti-epidemic Fund, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (The Council) has initiated a “Professional Traineeship Programme for the Ethnic Minorites” to nurture a pool of young EM professionals in the social service and business sector. There will be 24 trainees deployed to 6-24 NGOs and 16 trainees to 8-16 business companies. Trainees’ salaries and MPF costs will be reimbursed by the Government between September 2022 and August 2023. NGOs interested to recruit and nurture trainees can refer to the Programme Factsheet and submit the application form between May 12 and June 12, 2022. Interested Ethnic Minorities can apply for the traineeship program between May 31 and June 20, 2022, the job advertisement will be released in late May 2022. In anticipation of more Ethnic Minorities joining the teams, there will be a “What a multi-cultural team!” sharing session to enhance the NGOs/company’s competence in multicultural management, and to engage the sectors to make a successful multi-cultural team. Details are as follows: “What a multi-cultural team!” Sharing Session Date: May 26, 2022 (Thursday) Time: 10:00 - 12:00  Venue: Zoom  Language: English  Target: ...

[Social Enterprise Seminar:Creating Effective and Accountable Impact Through Data and Tech] Workshop #1 Understanding Changes and Identifying Outcomes

Impact Incubator X IDCC [Social Enterprise Seminar:Creating Effective and Accountable Impact Through Data and Tech] Workshop #1 Understanding Changes and Identifying Outcomes Click Here for Registration Under the SIE Fund funded Impact Capacity Building (ICB) program, Impact Data Consortium Chain (IDCC) works with Social Enterprise Business Centre (SEBC; one of our nine impact intermediary members) to build capacity in Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) for the impact community in Hong Kong, including the many social purpose organizations (SPOs) and social projects applying to SEBC’s Impact Incubator Program.  This IMM workshop series offered by IDCC consists of three sessions with the aim to build up the essential digital literacy and IMM knowledge for SPOs as well as equip them with the necessary tools (both online and offline) to implement IMM. At the end of workshops, SPOs will be onboarded to IDCC technology platform where they can adopt the existing or develop customized digital IMM tools, share data with others in the impact community, and communicate impact with their stakeholders effectively. The IDCC platform will also drive social innovation, impact investment, and development ...

Webinar on New Inspection Regime for Personal Information on the Companies Register

Several pieces of subsidiary legislation relating to the implementation of the new inspection regime of the Companies Register under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) were passed by the Legislative Council in mid 2021 which provide additional protection to the personal information of company directors and other relevant individuals. While phase 1 of the new inspection regime came into effect on 23 August 2021, phase 2 and 3 will be implemented on 24 October 2022 and 27 December 2023 respectively.  To alert NGOs about latest compliance requirements, the Council has invited subject matter experts from PwC Hong Kong to guide us through key features of the new measures and the implications to NGOs (as a registered local company). The speakers will also advise on the appropriate due diligence practices in conducting background checks of potential donors and partners of NGOs through accessing public information made available on the Companies Register for risk management purposes. Details of the webinar are as follows: Date: 29 June 2022 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm Speakers: PwC Hong Kong Tax- Corporate Services - Ms. Alice Cheng, Senior Manager - Ms ...

Publication of 2021 – 2022 Research Brief

In order to get the practitioners of the sector informed of the Council’s latest research findings and recommendations, the Council has endeavored to publish Research Brief from time to time. A new Research Briefs Issue 4 for the year of 2021-2022 have just been published, introducing 2nd Annual Conference on Policy Research and Advocacy, with the topic on Forward and Onward: Challenges and Opportunities in data science and informing social services. We hope the sharing would help by providing perspective on future possibilities of using big data on service development and policy advocacy. For further enquiries of conference, please contact the respective officer based on the contact information provided in the Research Brief. Please feel free to access the latest research (Chinese only) conducted by the Council: 2nd Annual Conference on Policy Research and Advocacy, with the topic on Forward and Onward: Challenges and Opportunities in data science and informing social services For enquiries on collection of research information and our publications, please contact Miss Connie Chen by email [email protected] or at 2864 2963.  Thank you! ...

Webinar on Employment Issues NGOs Face in the Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic (Session 2)

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work and the social service sector is no exception. As such, we have once again collaborated with PILnet and invited a legal expert to discuss the impact of the pandemic on NGOs as employers, including areas to watch out for with the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 and other measures to combat COVID-19 (such as the vaccine pass requirements). Details of the event are as follows: Date: 2 June 2022 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Speaker: Ms Jennifer Tam, Partner, Mayer Brown 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 26 May 2022. Successful registrants will be notified by email on 30 May 2022. For enquiries, please contact the NGO Governance Platform Project team at 2922 9247 ...
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