Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is Canada’s largest gathering of academics, and one of the largest in the world. It’s a place to hold critical conversations of our time, hear from a diverse set of voices, share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships to help shape the Canada of tomorrow. 

Put simply, Congress is the convergence of scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella at a Canadian university. Every year, for over 90 years, we’ve collaborated with a partner university, participating scholarly associations, and partners to bring you inspiring presentations, panels, workshops, and cultural events. 

We’re striving to ensure that Congress is a more equitable, diverse, inclusive, and decolonized place for all members of our community. Find out more about our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization.

Congress is made possible thanks to the support of our Congress partner

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Past and future Congresses 

Congress 2023 archive

Congress 2022 archive

Congress 2021 highlights 

Check out the Resource hub or the Blog to rediscover the research presented at past Congresses. 

If your institution or city is interested in becoming a future Congress partner, contact