A. Ka Tat Tsang

Professor; Factor-Inwentash Chair in Social Work in the Global Community Director, China Project (2008-2018); Ph.D., Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto; M.Soc.Sc. (Clin. Psy.), University of Hong Kong; B.Soc.Sc. (S.W. & Psy), University of Hong Kong
Phone Number: 
(416) 978-5817
Office Location: 

Room 428

Research Interests: 
  • SSLD System
  • post-professional practice and human service in a globalized context
  • theories in the social sciences and humanities informing social work practice
  • clinical practice (counseling and psychotherapy)
  • dementia, seniors service, aging
  • sexuality and sexual diversity
  • diversity and cultural issues
  • epistemology, knowledge production and utilization
  • mental health
  • spirituality

Website: http://www.kttsang.com/

The focus of Professor Tsang’s work is the development of a knowledge base for human service practice in a globalized context, combining conventional and creative forms of knowledge production. The key themes of his work are innovations in human service, diversity and global community, with active integration of theory and research.

His major activities include:

  1. Development and testing of direct practice model and programs (SSLD – Strategies and Skills Learning and Development
  2. Human service and post-professional conditions
  3. Global community: Research and development of service programs for the diverse communities in Canada and internationally
  4. Social work in China: Development of social work both as a practice profession and as an academic discipline in China

Research and Scholarship –

As the focus of Professor Tsang’s research and scholarship is to develop a transdisciplinary knowledge base for human service practitioners in a globalized context, his work is responsive to changes in the needs and circumstances of human service clients and practitioners. Practice-based research and development (PBRD) is a key direction, and specific programs include dementia, aging, sexuality and intimacy, autism, and culture. He supports epistemological ecumenism and methodological pluralism. He uses multiple methods in his research programs, and has received funding from varied sources, including Social Sciences and Human Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)Research Grant Council of Hong KongOntario Trillium FoundationCentre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS), and the Wellesley Institute.

Practice and Innovation

SSLD (Strategies and Skills Learning and Development)

Strategies and Skills Learning and Development (SSLD) is a learning system built on earlier experience of Social Skills Training. Through three decades of direct practice, training, and consultation work in various areas of social work practice in different parts of the world, Professor Tsang has developed a learning system that enables practitioners to: (1) gain a good understanding of the client’s needs and circumstances; (2) assist clients in setting relevant life-goals; and (3) help clients master appropriate strategies and skills in order to attain these life goals.

The SSLD system, based on multiple-contingencies thinking, is particularly responsive to the unique needs and circumstances of the client (individual, family, group, community, or organization). It is action-oriented and empowers clients through expanding their options and repertoire of strategies and skills. The model has been applied to a wide range of human service contexts including seniors with dementia, adults with severe long-term mental health issues, children with developmental disorders, couples experiencing relationship problems, as well as people who want to improve their interpersonal relationships, social competence, parenting skills, and so on. It has also been applied to the corporate and financial sectors, covering areas such as problem solving for senior management, cross-cultural management, human resources, executive development, investment and personal finance. More recent innovations include the integration of SSLD principles in architecture and built space, and the adoption of VR (virtual reality) technology in SSLD intervention programs.

In 2013, Learning to Change Lives: The Strategies and Skills Learning and Development System, a step-by-step guideline for SSLD intervention, was published by University of Toronto Press.

The system was declared an invention in 2015 in accordance with University of Toronto’s Inventions Policy. It is also a registered trademark in Canada, China, and Hong Kong.

SSLD programs have been conducted in Algeria, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Thailand. In 2017, the first MOOC (massive open online course) on SSLD and relationships was launched on the Coursera platform as one of University of Toronto’s offerings. Another MOOC on SSLD and dementia care is currently being produced.

To view SSLD in action, click here.


Developing Social Work Internationally

Professor Tsang is very active in international social work, and has collaborated with colleagues in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Turkey. This work was enhanced by the endowed Factor-Inwentash Chair in Social Work and the Global Community (2008-2018). As the Director of the China Project, he has been working with social work colleagues in China since 1996 to develop social work practice, education, and research to address the unique challenges faced by the country in its attempt to develop a market economy within a socialist political structure.


Integrative Model for Cross-Cultural Practice

In collaboration with colleagues at the Faculty (Marion BogoEunjung Lee), Professor Tsang has been developing an integrative approach to cross-cultural psychotherapy and social work practice (ICCP). This research and development program involves empirical research, including a process-outcome study funded by SSHRC, and is grounded in practice. The model has been presented in academic publications, conferences, and special training workshops.


Multiple Contingencies Management (MCM) Approach to Clinical Practice

In response to the competing claims made by various systems of psychotherapy, and considering the evidence generated by psychotherapy research, Professor Tsang is working towards the development of a systematic approach to psychotherapy that will help practitioners to manage the increasingly diverse and complicated situations in clinical practice. The MCM Model helps practitioners to integrate psychotherapeutic procedures that can effectively address the unique client circumstances through different phases of clinical change.



Professor Tsang believes in the integration of teaching, research and practice. As social work is a practice profession, the emphasis is placed on how teaching and research can support practice. At the Master’s level, he teaches direct practice courses, covering the elements of social work practice, client-practitioner engagement, assessment, intervention skills in individual work and group work. Professor Tsang’s Ph.D. courses explore epistemology, narrative (qualitative) research method, and theoretical foundation for human service. He has supervised Ph.D. theses in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, sexual diversity, cultural competence, citizenship, identity, and spirituality.

The Faculty of Social Work does not have an undergraduate program, but Professor Tsang is part of the Summer Abroad program offered by Woodsworth College. He believes in the importance of education in a global context. By extension, he highly values lifelong learning, including continuing education and professional development. It is his belief that online learning will become increasingly important in most kinds of education in the future; and the boundary between online learning and regular academic programs is already becoming increasingly nebulous. He is actively involved in the creation of online courses and learning resources, and is a strong advocate for academic and professional colleagues to increase their online presence.

Publications In Refereed Journals: 

Tsang, A.K.T., Tan, W., & Chiu, N. (under review). Global Migration in a Changing World: A Multi-Centered Model. International Migration Review

Tsang, A.K.T., Leung, V. W. Y., Tan, W., & Hu, R. (under review). Inter-Ethnic Relations: A Multi-Dimensional Conceptualization based on a Study of Chinese Canadians. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Lee, E., Tsang, A.K.T., Bogo, M., Johnstone, M., Herschman, J., & Ryan, M. (2019). Honoring the voice of the client in clinical social work practice: Negotiating with epistemic injustice. Social Work, DOI:10.1093/sw/swy050 jan 

Tan, W., Huang, Y., & Tsang, A.K.T. (2018). Social work in funeral homes, a unique Chinese practice? OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying. DOI: 10.1177/0030222818820423 dec

Ng, A.W., Leung, T.C.H., Tsang, A.K.T. (2018). Social enterprise for elderly housing: Policy for accountability and public-private responsible financing. Journal of Population Aging. DOI:10.1007/s12062-018-9235-5 dec

Eaton, A.D., Tsang, A.K.T., Craig, S.L., & Ginocchio, G.F. (2018). Peer researchers in post-professional healthcare: A glimpse at motivations and partial objectivity as opportunities for action researchers. Action Research. DOI: 10.1177/1476750318811913 nov

Leung, V.W.Y., Zhu, Y., Peng, H., & Tsang, A. K. T.  (2018). Chinese immigrant mothers negotiating family and career: Intersectionality and the role of social support. The British Journal of Social Work. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy081  sept

Lee, E., Tsang, A.K.T., Bogo, M., Johnstone, M., & Herschman, J. (2018). Enactments of racial microaggression in everyday therapeutic encounters, Smith College Studies in Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/00377317.2018.1476646 May

Lee, E., Tsang, A.K.T., Bogo, M., Wilson, G., Johnstone, M., & Herschman, J. (2017). Joining revisited in family therapy: Discourse analysis of cross-cultural encounters between a therapist and an immigrant family. Journal of Family Therapy, 40(2), 148–179.

Tsang, A.K.T. (2017). Play intervention for dementia: Practice manual. Toronto: Centre for Learning and Change.

Tsang, A.K.T., & Ip, C.F.L. (2017). SSLD and senior service: A comprehensive model for practice. In B. Fong, A. Ng, & P. Yuen (Eds.), Sustainable health and long-term care solutions for an aging population (pp. 238-258). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Tsang, A.K.T., & Li, B.Y. (2017). Building a practice system for working with immigrants and refugees: The SSLD approach. In M.C. Yan & U. Anucha (Eds.), Working with immigrants and refugees: A handbook for social work and human services (pp. 67-86). Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Tsang, A.K.T., Yau, T.Y, Chu, C.K., & Cheung, M.S. (2017). 知行易徑與其他心理治療的對話 [Dialogue between SSLD and other psychotherapies]. In C.H. Lee, L.C.F. Ip, & T.Y. Yau (Eds). 萬象 [Thousand Images] (collection of SSLD practice papers) (pp. 17-36). Hong Kong: Hong Riding Publishing. (Published in Chinese)

Yau, T.Y., and Tsang, A.K.T. (2017). Mapping the SSLD pathways. In C.H. Lee, L.C.F. Ip, & T.Y. Yau (Eds). 萬象 [Thousand Images] (collection of SSLD practice papers) (pp. 3-16). Hong Kong: Hong Riding Publishing. (Published in Chinese)

Lee, E., Tsang, A.K.T., Bogo, M., Wilson, G., Johnstone, M., & Herschman, J. (2017). Joining revisited in family therapy: Cross-cultural encounters between a therapist and an immigrant family. Journal of Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/1467-6427.12148

Tsang, A.K.T. (2016). 知行易徑實務介入模式於社會共融工作的應用研究計畫實務手冊[Developing effective settlement program for new migrants to Hong Kong using the SSLD (Strategies and Skills Learning and Development) System]. Hong Kong: Yan Oi Tong Community Service Centre. (Published in Chinese)

Zaheer, J., Shera, W., Tsang, A.K.T., Law, S., Fung, W.L.A., Eynan, R., Lam, J., Zheng, X., Liu, P, & Links, P.S. (2016). “I just couldn’t step out of the circle. I was trapped”: Patterns of endurance and distress in Chinese-Canadian women with a history of suicidal behaviour. Social Science and Medicine, 160: 43-53.

Chu, M.L.S.C., Liu, K.Y., Ip, C.F., Leung, E., & Tsang, A.K.T. (2015). Transforming organizational culture using the SSLD system to address the taboo of sexuality and intimacy needs of seniors. Journal of Contemporary Management, 4(4): 15-23.

Jia, X., & Tsang, K.T. (2015). 当代中国心理咨询与心理治疗的反思与探讨北京理工大学贾晓明教授与多伦多大学曾家达教授的对话 [Critical Issues in psychological counseling and psychotherapy in contemporary China: A cross-cultural international dialogue between Xiaoming Jia and Ka Tat Tsang]. Beijing: Beijing Institute of Technology Press. (Published in Chinese)

Tsang, A.K.T., Kim, H., Kim, S., Peng, T., & Wu, J. (2014). Handbook of Settlement Practice: The Strategies and Skills Learning and Development (SSLD) Approach. Toronto: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.

Tsang, A.K.T., with Chu, M., Liu, K.Y., Ip, L.C.F., & Mak, N.S. (2014). Managing sexuality and intimacy issues among seniors: The SSLD approach. Toronto: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care.

Tsang, A. K. T., & Xu, R. (2014). 中国社会工作回顾与展望 [Chinese social work: Review and prospect]. In A. K. T. Tsang, M.C. Yan, & J.G. Gao (Eds.), 中国社会工作的发展:加拿大华人学者的视角 [The development of social work in China: From the perspective of Canadian-Chinese scholars] (pp. 3-19). Chinese Social Sciences Press. (Published in Chinese)

Yau, T.Y., Leung, Y.K., & Tsang, K.T. (Eds), (2014). 微光處處(新編)[Glimmering everywhere, new edition]. Hong Kong: Riding Publishing. (Published in Chinese).

Tsang, A. K. T. (2013). Learning to change lives: The Strategies and Skills Learning and Development System. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Tsang, A.K.T. (2013). 論需要 [On Needs]. In T. Y. Yau, K.L. Au, & A. K. T. Tsang (Eds.), 知行易徑:應用與反思 [SSLD Strategies and Skills Learning and Development: Application and reflection] (pp. 3-26). Hong Kong: Riding Publishing. (published in Chinese)

Tsang, A.K.T. (2013). 心路易徑:知行易徑與心理健康 [SSLD and mental health]. In T. Y. Yau, K.L. Au, & A. K. T. Tsang (Eds.), 知行易徑:應用與反思 [SSLD Strategies and Skills Learning and Development: Application and reflection], (pp. 27-46). Hong Kong: Riding Publishing. (Published in Chinese)

Tsang, A.K.T., Yan, M.C, Gao, J.G., & Sin, R. (Eds.), (2013).中国社会工作的发展:加拿大华人学者的视角 [Multiple snapshots of the development of social work in China: Perspectives of Chinese Canadian scholars]. Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press. (Published in Chinese)

Tsang, A.K.T. ,& Yau, T.Y. (2013). 知行易徑與好境的追尋 [SSLD and the quest of well-being]. In T.Y. Yau, K.L. Au, & A.K.T. Tsang (Eds.), 知行易徑:應用與反思 [SSLD Strategies and Skills Learning and Development: Application and reflection] (pp. 47-68). Hong Kong: Riding Publishing. (Published in Chinese)

Yau, T.Y., Au, K.L., & Tsang, A.K.T.  (Eds.), (2013). 知行易徑:應用與反思 [SSLD Strategies and Skills Learning and Development: Application and reflection]. Hong Kong: Riding Publishing. (Published in Chinese).

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care (2013). The changing needs of Chinese seniors in the Greater Toronto Area: Circumstances, transitions, and interactions. Toronto: The Centre. (PI of the study and principal author of the report).

Wilkinson, L., Yan, M.C., Tsang, A.K.T., Sin, R., Lauer, S. (2013). The school-to-work transitions of newcomer youth in Canada. Canadian Ethnic Studies, 44(3): 29-44.

Blyth, E., Yee, S., & Tsang, A.K.T. (2012). Perspectives of Canadian oocyte donors and recipients on donor compensation and a personal health information registry. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 34(1): 72-79.

Links, P., Zaheer, J. Law, S., Shera, W., Tsang, A. K. T., Huang, X., & Liu, P. (2012) Developing a Matrix Model of rural suicide prevention: A Canada-China collaboration. International Journal of Mental Health 40(4), 28-49.

Tsang, A. K. T., Fuller-Thomson, E., & Lai, D. W. L. (2011). Sexuality and health among Chinese seniors in Canada. Journal of International Migration and Integration. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1007/s12134-011-0221-5

Blyth, E., Yee, S., & Tsang, A. K. T. (2011). They were my eggs; they were her babies: Known oocyte donors’ conceptualizations of their reproductive material. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 33(11), 1134-1140.

Yee, S., Blyth, & Tsang, A. K.T. (2011). Oocyte donors’ experience of altruistic known donation: A qualitative study. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 29(4), 404-415.

Yee, S., Blyth, E., & Tsang, A.K.T. (2011). The views of donors and recipients regarding disclosure to children following altruistic known oocyte donation. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 23, 851-859.

Lauer, S., Yan, M.C., Wilkinson, L., Sin, R., & Tsang, A.K.T. (2011). Immigrant youth and employment: Lessons learned from the analysis of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada and 82 lived stories. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 13(1), 1-19.

Tsang, A. K. T., & Yau, T.Y. (Eds.), (2011). SSLD Strategies and Skills Learning and Development: Foundation and application. Hong Kong: Riding Cultural and Creative. Published in Chinese.

Bogo, M., Tsang, A. K. T., & Lee, E. (2010). Cross-cultural clinical social work practice. In J.R. Brandell (Ed.). Theory and practice in clinical social work (2nd ed). (pp. 693-716). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tsang, A. K. T., Bogo, M., & Lee, E. (2010). Engagement in cross-cultural clinical practice: Narrative analysis of first sessions. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39(1), 77-90.

Tsang, A.K.T., Gao, J., Yau, T.Y., & Leung, Y.K. (Eds.), (2009). Glimmering everywhere: The journeys of 28 Chinese social workers. Beijing: Chinese Society Press.

Wilkinson, L., Lauer, S., Sin, R., Tsang, A. K. T., & Yan, M. C. (2010). The labour market transitions of newly arrived immigrant youth: A tri-provincial study. A Report Submitted to the National Metropolis Secretariat, Canada.

Yan, M. C., Ge, C. M., Cheng, S. L., & Tsang, A. K. T. (2009). Imagining social work: A qualitative study of students’ perspectives on social work in China. Social Work Education,28(5), 528-543.

Alternative Planning Group (2008). Citizenship matters: Re-examining income (in)security of immigrant seniors. Toronto: Wellesley Institute. (Tsang is the PI of the study and principal author of the report).

Tsang, A.K.T., Sin, R., Jia, C., & Yan, M.C. (2008). Another snapshot of social work in China: Capturing multiple positioning and intersecting discourses in rapid movement. Australian Social Work, 61(1), 1-16.

Yan, M. C., & Tsang, A. K.T. (2008). Re-envisioning Indigenization: When the Bentuhuade and the Bentude Social Work intersect in China. In M. Gray, J. Coate, and M. Yellowbird (Eds.), Indigenous social work practice and education around the world. London: Ashgate Press.

Tsang, A. K. T., & Ho, P. S. Y. (2007). Lost in Translation: Elite Discourse and everyday language. Sexualities, 10(5), 623-644.

Lai, D.W.L., Tsang, A.K.T., Chappell, Lai, D.C.Y., & Chau, S.B.Y. (2007). Relationship between culture and health status: A multi-site study on older Chinese in Canada. Canadian Journal of Aging, 26(3), 171-183.

Tsang, K.T., & Leung, Y.K. (Eds.), (2006). Glimmering everywhere (stories of 10 social workers). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Social Workers’ General Union.

Tsang, A.K.T., & Wu, F. (2006). Casework and groupwork methods in community development. In J.G. Gao & M.C. Yan (Eds.), Community social work: An insider-outsider exchange of perspectives (pp. 157-173). Beijing: China Social Sciences Press. (Published in Chinese)

Yan, M.C., & Tsang, A. K. T. (2005). A snapshot on the development of social work education in China: A Delphi study. Social Work Education, 24(8), 883-901.

Ho, P.S.Y., & Tsang, A. K. T. (2005). Beyond the vagina-clitoris debate: From naming the genitals to reclaiming the woman’s body. Women’s Studies International Forum, 28(6), 523-534.

Tsang, A.K.T., Yan, M.C., and Shera, W. (Eds.). (2004). Social work in China: A snapshot of critical issues and emerging ideas – Proceedings of the international colloquium in Beijing 2000. Toronto: University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work.

Keenan, E. K., Tsang, A. K. T., Bogo, M., & George, U. (2004). Micro ruptures and repairs in the beginning phase of cross-cultural psychotherapy. Clinical Social Work Journal, 33(3), 271-289.

Keenan, E. K., Tsang, A. K. T., Bogo, M., & George, U. (2004). Do social workers integrate sociocultural issues in mental health session dialog? An exploratory study of cross-cultural practice. Social Work in Mental Health, 2(4), 37-62.

Wong, Y. L. R., & Tsang, A. K. T. (2004). When Asian immigrant women speak: From mental health to strategies of being. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 74(4), 456-466.

Tsang, A.K.T., Bogo, M., & George, U. (2003). Critical issues in cross-cultural counseling research: Case example of an ongoing project. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 31(1), 63-78.

Tsang, A.K.T., Irving, H., Alaggia, R., Chau, S., & Benjamin, M. (2003). Negotiating Ethnic Identity in Canada: The Case of the “Satellite Children.” Youth & Society, 34(3), 359-384.

Tsang, A.K.T., & Ho, P. S.Y. (2002). Social work doctoral education in Hong Kong: A post-colonial snapshot. New Global Development: Journal of International and Comparative Social Welfare, 18(1&2), 113-122.

Ho, P. S.Y., & Tsang, A.K.T. (2002). The things girls shouldn’t see: Relocating the penis in sex education in Hong Kong. Sex Education, 2(1), 61-73.

Tsang, A.K.T. (2002). Community development and behavioral intervention. In Q. Chen & P. Jiang (Eds.), Community development in China and Canada (pp. 173-186). Beijing: The Ethnic Publishing House. (Published in Chinese)

Yan, M.C., & Tsang, A.K.T. (2002). Settlement house – A community development model and implications for China’s community development: A Canadian Perspective. In Q. Chen & P. Jiang (Eds.), Community development in China and Canada (pp. 226-242). Beijing: The Ethnic Publishing House. (Published in Chinese)

Tsang, A.K.T. (2001). Representation of ethnic identity in North American social work literature: A dossier of the Chinese people. Social Work, 46(3), 229-243.

Tsang, A.K.T., Yan, M.C., & Guo, H. (2001). Positioning Social Work at a Time of Rapid Changes in China: A Scientific Approach to Social Issues. Shehuixue Yanjiu [Sociological Research], 2001(2), 63-67. (Published in Chinese)

Tsang, A.K.T., Wang, S.B., Yan, M.C. (Eds.), (2001). Critical issues in the development of social work in China in the 21st century – Proceedings of the international colloquium in Beijing, June, 2000. Beijing: China Social Sciences Press. (published in Chinese)

Tsang, A.K.T. (2000). Clinical practice research: An integrated practice-oriented model. Journal of Social Service Research, 26(4), 69-90.

Tsang, A.K.T., Yan, M.C., & Shera, W. (2000). Negotiating multiple agendas in international social work: The case of the China-Canada Collaborative Project. Canadian Social Work Review, 17(Suppl), 147-161. (Special Issue for the Joint Conference of the International Federation of Social Workers and International Association of Schools of Social Work, June, Montreal, jointly published with Canadian Social Work and Intervention)

Chambon, A. S., Tsang, A. K. T., & Marziali, E. (2000). Three complementary coding systems for coding the process of therapeutic dialogue. In A. P. Beck & C. M. Lewis (Eds.), The process of group psychotherapy: Systems for analyzing change (pp. 311-356). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ho, S.Y., & Tsang, A.K.T. (2000). Negotiating anal intercourse in inter-racial gay relationships in Hong Kong. Sexualities, 3(3), 299-323.

Ho, S.Y., & Tsang, A. K. T. (2000). Beyond being gay: The proliferation of political identities in colonial Hong Kong. In A. Norval, D. Howarth, & Y. Stavrakakis (Eds.), Discourse theory and political analysis (pp. 134-150). Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.

George, U., & Tsang, A.K.T. (2000). A profile of Former Yugoslavian newcomers to Canada: Settlement issues and implications for policy and practice. International Social Work Journal, 43(3), 381-393.

Irving, H., Benjamin, M., & Tsang, A.K.T. (2000). Satellite Children: An exploratory study of their experience and perception. In N.T. Tan and E. Envall (Eds.), Social work around the world (pp. 165-190). Schwaztorstrasse, Switzerland: International Federation of Social Workers.

George, U., & Tsang, A.K.T. (1999). Towards an inclusive paradigm in social work: The diversity framework. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 60(1), 57-68.

Tsang, A.K.T., & George, U. (1998) Towards an integrated framework for cross cultural social work practice. Canadian Social Work Review, 15(1), 73-93.

Tsang, A.K.T., & Bogo, M. (1997). Engaging with clients cross culturally: Using research and developing research for effective practice. Journal of Multicultural Social Work, 6(3/4), 73-91.

Francis, B., & Tsang, A.K.T. (1997) War of words/words of war: A dossier on men’s treatment groups in Ontario. Canadian Social Work Review, 14(2), 201-220.

Tsang, K.T. (1990). Sexuality and life: The challenge of human sciences. In M.L. Ng (Ed.), On sexuality (pp. 71-83). Hong Kong: Commercial Press. (Published in Chinese)

Tsang, K.T. (1990). Social factors of adolescent sexual confusion. In M.L. Ng (Ed.), On sexuality (pp. 171-183). Hong Kong: Commercial Press. (Published in Chinese)

Man, S.W., Tsang, K.T., & Ng, M.L. (1990). Sexuality and moral education. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing. (Published in Chinese)

George, U., Shera, W., & Tsang, A.K.T. (1997). Organizational change within universities: Beyond multiculturalism. Caribbean Dialogue, 3(2), 42-50.

Ho, E.D.F., Tsang, A.K.T., & Ho, D.Y.F. (1991). An investigation of the calendar calculation ability of a Chinese calendar savant. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorder, 21(3), 315-327.

Luk, S.L., Kwan, C.S.F., Hui, J.M.C., Bacon-Shone, J., Tsang, A.K.T., Leung, A.C., & Tang, K.M. (1991). Cognitive-behavioural group therapy for Hong Kong Chinese Adults with mental health problems. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 25, 524-534.

Ma, J.L.C., & Tsang, A.K.T. (1988). Managing a marital case with sexual problems: A learning approach. Casebook of social work intervention 1988 (pp. 225-231). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

Lam, T.H., & Tsang, K.T. (1988). Understanding your work stress. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Management Association. (Published in Chinese)

Tsang, K.T. (1987). Between life and death. in J.T. Kaung and I.Y. Tan (Eds.), Death and the meaning of life (pp. 77-91). Hong Kong: Chung Chi College Theology Division. (Published in Chinese)

Tsang, K.T., & Lui, P.K. (1987). The sexual attitudes of Hong Kong adolescents: Current state and its social origins. in Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (Ed.), Adolescent problems in Hong Kong and Mainland (pp. 127-134). Hong Kong: the Federation. (Published in Chinese)

Tsang, K.T. (1987). Women’s liberation and sexual liberation. in Social Science Seminar Series (Ed.), Studies in mass culture and sexism (45-65). Hong Kong: Tsing Man. (Published in Chinese)

Tsang, A.K.T. (1986). Mental health and the quest of well-being. in T.P. Khoo (Ed), Mental health in Hong Kong 1986 (36-39). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Mental Health Association.

Tsang, A. (1986). Sexuality: the Chinese and the Judeo-Christian traditions in Hong Kong. Bulletin of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, 19/20, 19-28.

Tsang, A. (1986). Pornography as cause or pornographic experience as constituted. Bulletin of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, 16/17, 29-32.

Tsang, A.K.T. (1986). Feminism: A challenge for social work. Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, 20(1), 31-33. (Published in Chinese)

Lee, P.W.H., Ho, E.S.Y., Tsang, A.K.T., Cheng, J.C.Y., Leung, P.C., Cheng, Y.H., & Leih-Mak, F. (1985). Psychological adjustment of victims of occupational hand injuries. Social Science and Medicine, 5, 483-497.

External Research Grants: 
2018-2022 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Roadmap Accelerator Fund (RAF) in partnership with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Title: Linking Hearts: Advancing Mental Health Care of University Students Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration (in Jinan)

Principle Investigator: Josephine Wong (Ryerson)

Co-Principal Investigators: A. Ka Tat Tsang, Kenneth Fung (UofT), Miu-chung Yan (UBC), Mandana Vahabi (Ryerson), Alan Li,

Amount Awarded: CAD$ 1 million

2018-2020 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Partnership Development Grant)

Title: A Partnership Approach to Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Toronto and Mississauga: The Role of Social Capital

Principal Investigator: Usha George

Co-Principal Investigators: A. Ka Tat Tsang, Esme Fuller-Thomson, Harald Bauder, John Shields, Shuguang Wang, Ferzana Chaze

Amount Awarded: $193,482

2017-2020 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Insight Grant)
Title: Towards Improving Equality and Engagement: the Citizenship Experiences of South Asian and Chinese Women in Toronto
Principal Investigator: Usha George (Ryerson)
Co-Investigators: Ka Tat Tsang, Esme Fuller-Thomson
2016-2018 Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Internal Research Fund)
Title: Play Intervention for enhancing cognitive functions of people with dementia: A feasibility study
Principal Investigator: Daphne Cheung (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Co-Investigators: A. Ka Tat Tsang, Daniel Lai (Calgary), Angela Leung (HKPU)
2014-2016 Ontario Trillium Foundation
Title: Play intervention (for dementia): A research and development project
Principal Researcher: A. Ka Tat Tsang
Community Partner: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
2014-2018 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Insight Grant)
Title: Intra-group dynamics and social exclusion: Experience of Mainland Chinese immigrants to Canada
Principal Investigator: Daniel Lai (Calgary)
Co-Investigators: Miu-chung Yan (UBC), A. Ka Tat Tsang, Weiguo Zhang (Toronto), Shibao Guo (Calgary), Huamei Han (Simon Fraser)
2011-2012 Trillium Foundation Community Grant
Title: Study of the Changing Needs of Chinese Seniors in the Greater Toronto Area
Principal Investigator: A. Ka Tat Tsang
Community Partner: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
2010-2012 Canadian Institute of Health Research – China-Canada Joint Health Research Initiative
Title: Gender Role Conflict in Chinese and Chinese-Canadian Women with Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
Principal Investigator: Paul Links (Department of Psychiatry, UT)
Co-Investigators: Liu Pozi (Tsinghua University), Samuel Law (Department of Psychiatry, UT), Wes Shera,  A. Ka Tat Tsang
2008-2010 Canadian Institute of Health Research – Operating Grant
Title: Creating Families through Altruistic Oocyte Donation: The Views of Oocyte Donors and Their Known Recipients
Principal Investigator: A. Ka Tat Tsang
Co-Investigators: Samantha Yee (Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto), Eric Blyth (University of Huddersfield)
2008-2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Standard Research Grant
Title: Social Capital, Social Exclusion, and Health Aging of Older Chinese in Canada
Principal Investigator: Daniel W. L. Lai (University of Calgary)
Co-Investigators: Shirley Chau (University of British Columbia – Okanagan), A. Ka Tat Tsang
2008-2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Strategic Research Grant
Title: The Labour Market Transitions of Newly Arrived Immigrant Youth: A Tri-Provincial Study
Principal Investigator: Lori Wilkinson (University of Manitoba)
Co-Investigators: A. Ka Tat Tsang, Rick Sin (McMaster), Sean Lauer (UBC), Miu-chung Yan (UBC)
2008-2009 Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement – Toronto Title: Social Capital and the Labour Market Process Among 2nd Generation Immigrant youth In Toronto
Principal Investigator: Rick Sin (McMaster University)
Co-Investigators: A. Ka Tat Tsang, Alternative Planning Group
2007-2008 Wellesley Institute Community Research Enabling Grant
Title: Immigrant Seniors and Social Security
Principal Investigator: A. Ka Tat Tsang
Partner Organizations: Alternative Planning Group, Organization, Council for Agencies Serving South Asians, Chinese Canadian National Council-Toronto Chapter, African Canadian Social Development Council


Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
Title: The Second Spring: Life Choices among Women in Hong Kong
Principal Investigator: Petula Sik-ying Ho
Co-Investigators: Sea Ling Cheng, A. Ka Tat Tsang