What is Shinerama?

Shinerama is one of Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraisers involving almost 60 universities and colleges across Canada. All proceeds from our fundraisers goes to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, which puts money towards the research, care and advocacy of people living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). In 2016, the estimated median age of survival for someone living with CF was 53.3. For every year that Shinerama has been around, approximately 10 months have been added to the median age of survival.

Friday, September 8, 2023 is Carleton University’s annual ‘Shine Day’ where Fall Orientation volunteers will be fundraising for Shinerama in the University Quad, including games and prizes to be won in the Tory Quad from 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Two Carleton students fundraising for Shinerama at Capital Hill – Shine Day, 2019.

Carleton’s Shinerama Program

Since 1984, Carleton University has raised over $1.4 million through the Shinerama program. From 2014 – 2021, Carleton has consistently ranked in the top 10 of all fundraising schools across Canada. Carleton’s objective is to foster a community of service amongst all students. This is achieved by our passionate and dedicated student volunteers who organize several awareness campaigns and fundraising events throughout the summer and into Fall Orientation week.

This culminates in our annual Shine Day, which takes at the end of Carleton’s Fall Orientation week! Volunteers and new students head into the community together to connect, advocate and raise funds. It is the perfect way to be introduced to the Ottawa community and Carleton’s culture. In 2020 and 2021, our Shine Day was virtual, raising over $20,000 for Shinerama and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

This year, our goal is to promote education and awareness around Shinerama and Cystic Fibrosis, through our various campaigns and fundraisers throughout the summer and fall, put on by our dedicated Fall Orientation volunteers and staff. Our fundraising goal for 2022 is to raise $15,000 by the end of the year.

Get Connected!

Check out the Carleton Shinerama Facebook Page – we’re always posting updates about our exciting fundraising events.

You can also visit our Instagram page!