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About Us

About Us


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1. Chairman's  Message

 

On behalf of the Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities (Joint Council), I welcome you all to visit our website.

 

The Joint Council was established in 1964, it is the umbrella body of non-governmental organizations for and of persons with disabilities in Hong Kong.  The aims of the Joint Council are to promote the coordination and improvement of services and facilities for persons with disabilities, participate in policy review and formulation, conduct public education and develop new rehabilitation programmes.  It also plays an important role in the local and international rehabilitation field.

 

Since 2001, I have been the Chairperson of the Joint Council.  With the staunch support from the various stakeholders of rehabilitation fraternity, we have promoted the message of “A Society for All” for many years.  The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) has entered into force in the People’s Republic of China, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), since 31 August 2008 and we will continue to promote the spirit and values “Make the Right Real” of the UNCRPD and join hands with different sectors to build a society of equal opportunities for people with disabilities.

 

With an aim to meet the needs of different disability groups, we hope that through this accessible website, you will learn more about us and our newest development.  We appreciate any comments you may have on the work of Joint Council or on this website. 

 

Happy surfing!

 

CHEUNG Wai-leung, Benny BBS, MBE, QGM

Chairman of the Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities

 

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2. History of Joint Council

 
The Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities is the umbrella body of non-governmental organizations for and of persons with disabilities in Hong Kong.  Formerly known as the Joint Council for the Physically and Mentally Disabled – Hong Kong, it was established in 1964 and granted exemption of registration under the Societies Ordinance.  The aims of the Joint Council are to promote the coordination and improvement of services and facilities for persons with disabilities, participate in policy review and formulation, conduct public education and develop new rehabilitation programmes.  It also plays an important role in the local and international rehabilitation field.  As the objectives of the Joint Council are similar to the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), the Joint Council was incorporated into the HKCSS and became the Rehabilitation Division of HKCSS in 1965.  Further to the 2001 organizational review and re-structuring of HKCSS, it has been agreed that such partnership relationship shall be maintained and the Management Committee of Joint Council would be equivalent to the Rehabilitation Specialized Committee of HKCSS.  In 2006, the Joint Council was incorporated and registered under the Companies Ordinance, also renaming as the Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities.

 
 
香港社會服務聯會
 
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service Website: http://www.hkcss.org.hk/e/
 

3. Objectives

 
  • To provide an information service, promote and coordinate courses of study, sponsor institutes, workshops, conferences, seminars, and undertake research into any aspect of disability, and to provide educational opportunities for workers in each or any branch or section of rehabilitation.
  • To work for better coordination and integration of the various services and facilities for persons with disabilities.
  • To educate the public regarding the social and economic rights and needs of persons with disabilities.
  • From time to time, as need arises, to obtain for its members the services of specialists in the field of disability.
  • To initiate, evaluate and help to develop and modify rehabilitation programmes and services.
  • To represent views of its members both locally and internationally.
  • To organize conference and meetings as and where appropriate.
  • To make recommendations to Government and to advocate and promote such legislations as may be deemed necessary to protect the interests and rights of persons with disabilities.
  • To establish and maintain relations or affiliations with organizations anywhere in the world having similar or the same objects, and to subscribe or donate to the same.
 

4. Organization Chart

 
Organization Chart
 

5. 2017-2018 List of Management Committee Members

 
 

Name

Organization

Position

Mr. CHEUNG Wai-leung, Benny, BBS,

MBE, QGM

Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, The

Chairperson

Dr. NG Ka-wing

Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth

Vice-chairperson

Ms. Deborah WAN, BBS JP

Individual Member

Vice-chairperson

Mr. TSANG Kin-ping

Retina Hong Kong

Vice-chairperson

Dr. Joseph KWOK, BBS, JP, PhD

Individual Member

Vice-chairperson

Mr. FONG Cheung-fat

SAHK

Honorary Treasurer

Ms. LAU Miu-chun

St. James’ Settlement

Member

Ms. LAM Yee-li, Elaine

Caritas – Hong Kong

Member

Dr. YUK Tak-fun, Alice, BBS, JP

Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired

Member

Ms. LUK Wai-Yin, Becky

Fu Hong Society

Member

Ms. Nancy TSANG, JP

Heep Hong Society

Member

Ms. WONG Kam-fung

Hong Kong Alliance of Patients’ Organization Ltd.

Member

Ms. Rabi YIM Chor-pik

Direction Association for the Handicapped

Member

Mr. CHAN Kam-yuen, Allen, MH

Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth

Member

Mrs. LO CHENG Yuk-chun

Hong Kong Joint Council of Parents of the Mentally Handicapped

Member

Ms. Samantha KO

Hong Kong PHAB Association

Member

Ms. Maureen TAM

Hong Kong Society for the Blind

Member

Mrs. Winnie WONG

Hong Kong Society for the Deaf

Member

Ms. Mabel CHAU

Individual Member

Member

Ms. Kimmy HO Wai-Kuen

Mental Health Association of Hong Kong

Member

Mr. Kenneth LAW Ka-ping

New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Member

Mr. CHAN Wai-hung

Paraplegic and Quadraplegic Association Ltd.

Member

Mrs. Julie LEE, JP

Parents' Association of Pre-school Handicapped Children

Member

Mr. Joseph YUEN Hon-lam

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

Member

Dr. Crystal Cheng

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Member

Mr. KUO Chun-chuen

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Secretary General

 

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