Become a member

Become a Federation member

Interested in becoming a member? Simply complete the relevant application form (see categories below), attach all relevant documentation and submit your application to membership@ideas-idees.ca.

All membership applications are reviewed for recommendation by the Board of Directors and ratified at the Annual General Meeting, which takes place in May/June of each year in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Federation’s fiscal year is from January 1 to December 31 and membership fees are invoiced annually.  

Eligibility | Active membership| Stay connected |Returning members| Questions

What type of member am I?

The Federation offers three types of organizational memberships. The Federation does not offer memberships for individuals. 

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for association membership

  • Support the vision, mission and goals of the Federation
  • Have a program of activities with substantial humanities and/or social science content relating to the objectives of the Federation
  • Be open to membership of individual humanists and social scientists with no restrictions other than appropriate academic qualifications
  • Have a majority of members engaged in teaching or research
  • Pay annual membership fees as set by the General Assembly
  • Accept the By‐laws of the Federation subject to regular amendment procedures
  • Possess either a constitution duly approved by the membership or a letters patent indicating not‐for‐profit status

Click here to download the scholarly association member application form. 

Eligibility criteria for institutional membership

  • Received a Charter or other relevant legal permission from the relevant Canadian governmental authority to provide not‐for‐profit post-secondary education and/or research
  • Support the vision, mission and goals of the Federation
  • Have a program of activities with substantial humanities and social science content relating to the objectives of the Federation
  • Pay annual membership fees as set by the General Assembly
  •  Accept the By‐laws of the Federation subject to regular amendment procedures 

Click here to download the institutional member application form.

Eligibility criteria for affiliate membership

  • Support the vision, mission and goals of the Federation
  • Have a program of activities with substantial humanities and/or social science content relating to the objectives of the Federation
  • Accept the By‐laws of the Federation subject to regular amendment procedures
  • Accept that this is a non-voting membership

Click here to download the affiliate member application  form.

Make yours an active membership

The Federation offers its membership many meaningful opportunities to connect, grow, collaborate and learn. We encourage all members to make the most of our networked organization by exploring the host of services and opportunities we offer:

  • Building ties with our community of researchers across Canada
  • Sharing experiences/best practices with the membership base
  • Contributing to the Federation’s efforts to influence policy that affects research (e.g., expert panels, policy dialogues, committee appearances, media work)
  • Volunteering as the representatives to the General Assembly in your scholarly association
  • Seeking election to the national Board of Directors, a prestigious two-year not-for-profit governance appointment.

Stay connected and keep us up to date

Have new leadership in your organization? Have you moved or changed your website location? Let us know! Download our member information update forms and keep us apprised of new developments in your organization. 

Select the form you require:

Returning members

Please note that members cancelling their membership with the Federation may reapply for membership after three years. 

Questions?

For more information about membership or becoming a member, please contact membership@ideas-idees.ca or call Eveline Oulton at 613-238-6112 ext 309.