Research and policy development on issues of concern to the social sciences and humanities community is a key contribution of the Federation to the quality of research and teaching in Canada. The Federation facilitates its community’s contribution to such issues as research funding, digital humanities, open access, reconciliation and the academy and other aspects of research and innovation policy. The Federation has built a strong policy development capacity, facilitating consultations, providing members’ expert advice to government, and disseminating information within the social sciences and humanities community.

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