Federation releases EDID Progress Update

April 28, 2022

A year ago, following six months of independent research and extensive consultations, the Congress Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID) released “Igniting Change,” its final report and recommendations.

Concurrently, the Federation launched its five-point EDID Action Plan, launching a new, three year $500,000 EDID fund, and inviting scholarly associations, universities, and the entire social sciences and humanities community to support the Charter on EDID in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Today, I am pleased to share our latest update on the progress that has been achieved so far across the following key areas:  

  • Building our capacity to sustain deep and lasting change 
  • Transforming Congress today and for the future  
  • Strengthening member dialogue, engagement, and collaboration 

Highlights from the past year include the creation of a Standing Committee on EDID as well as a new senior staff position dedicated to EDID, the launch of the Virtual Congress Child and Dependent Care Subsidy program, accessibility enhancements to the Congress virtual platform, and complimentary access to Congress for over 400 Black and Indigenous scholars, students and community members.

We are grateful to our members, partners, volunteers, and the HSS community for their collaboration as we continue our work in support of equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization.

If you have any questions, please email us at contact@federationhss.ca.  


Gabriel Miller

President and CEO

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Read the Federation's Progress Update


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