The Federation gives its members platforms from which to think, speak, and engage on issues of national and international significance to the humanities and social sciences. 

We do this in our Big Thinking series, where we bring leading scholars to the forefront of the national dialogue on public policy and issues of public relevance.

We do this through our ongoing work on the role of the humanities and social sciences, through which we undertake and spotlight research that addresses today’s most pressing challenges in Canada and worldwide.

And we do this by participating in pre-Federal Budget submissions and government policy consultations, and engaging directly with parliamentarians.

Members play a key role in influencing federal policy by contributing to the development of the Federation’s advocacy positions, and providing input to any major submission, recommendation, or statement from the Federation. They can stay in the loop through communiqués and participate in information sessions about government decisions that affect the academic community.   

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