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: TBA
Date: Sunday, March 18
Time: 6:30pm

Friends of 5 Days is an evening for our sponsors, past participants, past volunteers, alumni, staff, and anyone involved this year.

5 Rides for 5 Days

Location: Wheelhouse Cycle Club
Date: Monday, March 19th
Time: Classes throughout the day

Join us for our first-ever 5 Rides for 5 Days with Wheelhouse Cycle Club!

Join us at Wheelhouse for a charity ride, where proceeds will go directly to Carmichael Outreach, and you can get your workout in!

Times are TBA

Burger Night

Location: Browns Social House
Date: Tuesday, March 20th
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!

Prices and purchase options to be announced soon

Lumberjax Axe Throwing

Location: Lumberjax
Date: Wednesday, March 21st
Time: TBA

One of our new events!

Join us for an evening full of entertainment and excitement at Lumberjax, one of Regina’s newest attractions!

Details will be announced soon.

Downtown Donation Day

Location: Scarth Street Mall
Date: Thursday, March 22nd
Time: 11:30pm to 1:30pm

Volunteers will be downtown collecting donations!

Live entertainment!

Look for the orange shirts and come say hello!

Lip Sync Battle

Location: The Owl
Date: Thursday, March 22nd
Time: 7:00pm

Lip Sync Battle is back and better than ever!

Come out and watch students from all faculties go head-to-head in the karaoke spectacle of the year!

Details coming soon!

Closing Press Conference

Location: TBA
Date: Friday, March 24th
Time: 1:00pm

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

Come and help us celebrate and thank our wonderful volunteers!

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!