Generating Awareness About Homelessness
in Regina

5 Days for the Homeless was started by business students from the University of Alberta in 2005. Their mission was to generate awareness about homelessness, raise monetary donations for local charities around the country and to change the image of business students. During this event, student participants experience homelessness for five days in early March, in hopes of achieving these goals. Since its inception, this movement has expanded from a local movement at the University of Alberta to a national campaign with 19 other universities throughout Canada joining in. This past year, over $200,000 was raised nationally and the Paul J. Hill School of Business raised over $52,000 (the highest raised across Canada, ever!). We will be announcing our campus-wide goal soon, with all funds going to our local partner, Carmichael Outreach.

Carmichael Outreach is a non-profit organization in Regina, Sk. They offer emergency services and long-term supports with a goal to end the chronic experiences of poverty and homelessness in our city. Carmichael focuses on strong community values including respect, dignity and empowerment.

Full Schedule

Friends of 5 Days

Location: The Artful Dodger
Date: Sunday, March 19
Time: 6:30pm

This year’s Friends of 5 Days will be held at The Artful Dodger. It’s an evening for our sponsors, past participants, past volunteers, alumni, staff, and anyone involved this year.

Paint Nite

Location: The Owl
Date: Monday, March 20th
Time: 7:00pm

Join us for our first-ever Paint Nite at The Owl on Monday, March 20th. With only 80 tickets available at $45 each, they will sell fast! Oh, and did we mention there will be drink specials too?

Hitchhikers Improv

Location: The Artesian
Date: Tuesday, March 21st
Time: Show begins at 8:00pm

Join us for an evening full of comedy and entertainment with Regina’s own Hitchhikers improv group at The Artesian. With tickets at just $10, we’re sure it’ll be packed to the brim, so we recommend arriving early!

Burger Night

Location: Browns Social House
Date: Wednesday, March 22nd
Time: 5:00pm to 10:00pm (Come & Go)

Grab your friends and head down to Browns Social House East for a burger! Each ticket includes a meal, including any choice of side and a beer!

Downtown Donation Day

Location: Scarth Street Mall
Date: Thursday, March 23
Time: 11:30pm to 1:30pm

On Thursday, March 23rd, student volunteers will be downtown collecting donations. Entertainment will be provided!

Lip Sync Battle

Location: The Owl
Date: Thursday, March 23rd
Time: 7:00pm

The Lip Sync Battle is back as one of our most successful events of the year. Come on by to watch students from numerous faculties go head-to-head in a karaoke battle, competing for the coveted first place prize.

Closing Press Conference

Location: The Crush Space
Date: Friday, March 24th
Time: 1:00pm

Join us on Friday, March 24th, at our closing press conference to wrap up the incredible week.

Interested in Sponsoring 5 Days for the Homeless?

We wouldn’t be able to host the amazing events we do without our wonderful sponsors. If you’re interested in sponsoring this year, click the button below to contact us!