From research councils to federations

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1977 - The councils become federations

In order to reduce confusion after the creation of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), both the Social Science Research Council of Canada (SSRCC) and the Humanities Research Council of Canada (HRCC) change their names. The SSRCC becomes the Social Science Federation of Canada in 1977 and the HRCC becomes the Canadian Federation for the Humanities in 1978. This change simply confirms the shift towards federalism that the two research councils had made nearly a decade earlier.