Other Information

UN Special Consultative Status

CIFA is granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations, a formal recognition of our efforts in enhancing FAMILY WELL-BEING in Asia!

Formal approval letter from ECOSOC, UN


Organizational Structure

The CIFA Council is set up by the full members. It is the decision-making body of the consortium and exercises all the powers conferred by the Memorandum and Articles of Association. The Council consists of a number of councilors that is elected by the full members. The Council elects its own chairperson and deputy chairperson. It also establishes committees and appoints advisors/patron(s) where necessary.

CIFA has been inaugurated on 24 January 2008 and the Council has decided to set up committees to take forward the various aspects of work of CIFA,

a. Research & Training Committee (Chaired by Dr. Miranda CHUNG)

b. WEP Development Committee (Chaired by Mr. KWOK Wai Keung)

c. Publicity & Fund Raising Committee (Chaired by Ms. WAN Ngai Teck Alice)

d. 3A Project Committee (Chaired by Dr. Agnes NG Kwok Tung)

e. Membership Committee (Chaired by Ms. LAM Yee Wan Eliza)

Council 2019-2021
Honorary Advisor: Ms. LEUNG Oi Sie Elsie, GBM, JP, Ex-Secretary for Justice, HKSAR
Chairperson: Mrs. Patricia CHU, Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society

Ms. Bawany CHINAPAN, HELP University, Malaysia (for Singapore & Malaysia)

Prof. Yen FENG, National Taiwan University Children and Family Research Center, Taiwan (for Taiwan)

Prof. Yeong-Hee KIM, Chungbuk National University, Korea (for Korea & Japan)

Prof. Zhu Meihua, Social and Public Administration School, East China University of Science and Technology, China (for China)

Honorary Secretary: Ms. Cindy YIU, New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Hong Kong
Honorary Treasurer: Ms. LAM Yee Mui, The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ms. Angie CHAN, Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Hong Kong

Ms. Brenda CHUNG, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Hong Kong

Dr. Miranda CHUNG CHAN Lai Foon, Hong Kong

Ms. Tabitha HO, Hong Kong

Mr. KWOK Wai Keung, Hong Kong

Mr. LAI Chi Tong, Hong Kong

Ms. LAM Yee Wan Eliza, Caritas-Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ms. LOK Wai Fong, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society, Hong Kong

Prof. Vivian LOU, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. NG Kwok Tung, Mission Healthy Greens Ltd, Hong Kong

Ms. WAN Ngai Teck Alice, Aberdeen Kai-Fong Welfare Association, Hong Kong

Ms. Phoebe WAN, Wofoo Social Enterprises, Hong Kong

Dr. Steve FONG Fu-fai, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong

Honorary Legal Advisor: Ms. May TSUI (Marie Tsang, Dustin Chan & Co.)
Honorary Auditor:

Mr. Edwin CHIU (T.C. Ng & Company CPA Limited)




The Consortium is supported by a secretariat that will provide administrative support to the Council and the chairpersons, as well as to maintain the information clearing house and develop/upkeep the CIFA website. Initially, the secretariat is based in the HKUFI.

General Meetings

The Company shall in each year hold a general meeting as its annual general meeting in addition to any other meetings in that year, and shall specify the meeting as such in the notices calling it; and not more than 15 months shall elapse between the date of one annual general meeting of the Company and that of the next.


As the Consortium is operated on a self-funding basis, sources of funding may include the following:-

1. Tertiary institutes / organizations involved in CIFA

2. Donation/sponsorship from charitable organizations/individuals/corporations

3. Membership fees

Income generating activities, research grants and government sponsorship for special activities relevant to work of CIFA may contribute to the income of the CIFA.

Annual Report















Publication on “Converging Professional Wisdom for Family Well-Being”

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