Hong Kong Social Workers Association will enter its 70th Anniversary in 2019. Our Association moves alongside with the rapidly changing society over past 7 decades. We anticipate even more vigorous changes into an entire new world in coming decade. Social Work profession and social workers are definitely playing a significant role in participating and contributing to the change. Social Work underpinned by a strong foundation of human values, commitment to social justice and faith in change, we shall look forward to the new development of social work profession in meeting the changing environment. It has been such a great pleasure for our Association to co-host with HKU Social Work and Social Administration Department for an International Conference on “Change and Innovation for a Better World: the Future of Social Work Profession” as a joint celebration event for our both 70th Anniversary. We are honored to join with the Social Work Department of 5 local universities, Hong Kong Association of Schools of Social Work and Hong Kong Council of Social Service as partners in organizing this meaningful endeavor. It really demonstrates the solidarity and collaboration of different stakeholders in the midst of the future search for our profession.
Let us welcome you all to this Conference during 27-28 June 2019 in Hong Kong.
Ms Irene Leung, JP
Hong Kong Social Workers Association
A message from Professor Terry Lum, Head of Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong:
Social work education was launched at HKU seventy years ago. We and the Hong Kong Social Workers Association will celebrate our 70th anniversary together in a joint international conference in June 2019. The celebration is an opportune for a recollection of the past, a review of the present, and pondering over the future of social work education and social work profession in the territory. While looking back the hard work contributing to the evolution and development of the social work profession in the past seven decades, we have the indisputable responsibility to striving ahead in training and nurturing professional practitioners to meet the challenges in a rapidly changing society. With the support of the social work department of five local universities, the Hong Kong Association of Schools of Social Work and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, this joint event will bring together scholars and practitioners from all over the world to share their inspirations and innovations in social work education and social work practice. Together, we will explore the opportunities and prepare for the challenges ahead of us. I look forward to welcoming you in Hong Kong in June 27-28, 2019.