Funding the Social Science Federation

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1986 - Task force on funding the Social Science Federation of Canada

The Social Science Federation of Canada (SSFC) and the Canadian Federation for the Humanities consistently faced funding woes throughout their existence. A July 1986 report from the task force on funding the SSFC concludes two major points: (1) the federations should increase their lobbying activities, and (2) the federations should consider an increase in membership fees. While members generally help the SSFC lobby for funding, reactions to increasing membership fees vary—some support the increase while others argue against it.