Momentum 2020-2022: SSHRC’s new strategic plan focuses on helping Canada navigate rapid, global changes

SSHRC is pleased to launch a new strategic plan, Momentum 2020-2022.

The social sciences and humanities have ever-greater contributions to make as Canada and the world deal with major social and economic challenges, such as those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and pervasive realities associated with racism and discrimination. Circumstances such as these have widespread impacts on the economy, global and domestic politics, international collaborations, social interactions, the use of technologies, and the daily lives of individuals. Social sciences and humanities research is at the core of studying and documenting new phenomena, bringing forward historical and ethical perspectives, and contributing to finding innovative solutions.

Over the coming two years, SSHRC will focus on five main goals representing enduring ambitions motivating the agency’s work. Each objective is supported by a set of strategies to help SSHRC sustain the momentum of its ongoing programs and projects, respond rapidly to evolving crises, and maximize the overall impact of the research and talent SSHRC supports.

SSHRC’s five strategic objectives for 2020 to 2022 are to:

  1. Enhance Canada's global leadership in social sciences and humanities research
  2. Grow Canada’s research talent
  3. Strengthen the research enterprise in Canada
  4. Contribute innovative solutions to global challenges and opportunities
  5. Build a nimble, forward-looking SSHRC organization

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