Through its activities, the Federation strives to support and advance Canada's research in the humanities and social science, fields which are intrinsically important to the development of social, cultural and economic understanding, thus giving our society necessary tools to address the most complex of questions.
Research in the humanities and social sciences allows innovation in all areas to flourish without disruption. A better understanding of social, cultural and political issues ensures more effective technological innovation, medical discovery and economic growth.
acts as representative and convenor of the largest research community in Canada;
hosts the largest multidisciplinary gathering of scholars in North America;
administers a program that supports the publication of 150 scholarly books per year;
awards scholarly book prizes each year;
runs a series of lectures on Parliament Hill to bring humanities and social science research to policy makers;
addresses professional matters, including equity issues;
undertakes research projects to help advance......