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 $58,000 (the highest raised across Canada, ever!). This year, our campus-wide goal is to raise $60,000, 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.

2020 Schedule!

Project Braid Barre

Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 9 am to 3:40 pm (5 classes)

Photo by Brandi Klein.

5D4H Pats Game Fundraiser

Location: Brandt Centre
Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 7:00pm

Heart Openers for the Homeless- Oxygen Yogathon

Location: Oxygen Yoga South
Date: Saturday, March 14
Time: 1-6 pm

Friends of 5 Days

Location: Revival Music Room
Date: Sunday, March 15
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm


Location: The Owl at the U of R
Date: Monday, March 16
Time: 8-10 pm


Location: The Owl Multipurpose Room
Date: Tuesday, March 17
Time: Class 1- 6-7 pm
Class 2- 7:30-8:30 pm

Burger Day

Location: Brown’s Social House Eastgate
Date: Wednesday, March 18 from 12-4 pm and 5-10 pm
AND Thursday, March 19 from 12-4 pm

Downtown Donation Day

Location: Scarth Street
Date: Thursday, March 19
Time: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Lip Sync Battle

Location: The Owl
Date: Thursday, March 19
Time: Doors at 7:00 pm, show begins at 8

Our sixth annual Lip Sync Battle is back and better than ever! Come on out and watch people perform! In between lip sync’s you will have a chance to donate money to have your friends perform a karaoke song of your choosing! Just in the mood to enjoy the show? Kick back, relax, and buy an immunity bracelet at the door. Tickets are $5 and an immunity bracelet is $15!

Closing Press Conference

Location: RIC Atrium
Date: Friday, March 20
Time: 1:30pm

Join us on Friday, March 22nd, at our closing press conference to wrap up the incredible week.

Come and help us celebrate and thank our wonderful volunteers!

Thank you to the sponsors of our 2020 5 Days for the Homeless Campaign!

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!