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. 

Congress

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences has been our flagship event for 90 years, bringing together our community of scholars under one umbrella each year. Want to know what it's all about?

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The role of HSS

Our scholars’ contributions are essential, and that’s why we are putting a spotlight on them in demonstrating the role and impact of HSS disciplines.

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Resource hub

Our Resource hub includes thousands of blog posts, articles, videos, and other resources relevant to the HSS community.

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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.

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What is the ASPP?

The Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP), a key Federation activity, funds scholarly books in Canada that make an important contribution to the humanities and social sciences. 

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Year in Review - 2021

From hosting our first virtual Congress, to advancing our work on equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization and releasing a new report on the value of our disciplines: check out our Year in Review to see what we’ve accomplished together.
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Federation releases report on the role of HSS disciplines

Dear members of the social science and humanities community, Today the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to release its new report, Think Big: How the social sciences and humanities are building a better Canada. As we continue...

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