Giving voice to the humanities and social sciences across Canada
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic, and prosperous society.
With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges, and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year.
Your membership with us
Federation membership gives you the power to think, speak, and engage from platforms of national and international significance to the humanities and social sciences.
What is the Scholarly Book Awards?
The Scholarly Book Awards (ASPP), a key Federation activity, funds scholarly books in Canada that make an important contribution to the humanities and social sciences.
On June 28, 2023, a hate-motivated attack related to gender expression and identity occurred at the University of Waterloo, a member institution of the Federation. Our thoughts are with the professor and the students in their Gender Studies class who...
Big Thinking at Congress 2023 Discover Haiti’s role as a symbol of possibility and self-governance for people of African descent in the Americas in this Big Thinking lecture with The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean. The only formerly enslaved society...