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.

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 – 2020, 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, our Shine Day went virtual, raising over $14,000 for Shinerama and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Shinerama & Carleton Athletics Presents: Active August

The second annual Active August aims to promote active and healthy practices amongst the Carleton community and share why these practices are vital to someone living with Cystic Fibrosis. Fall Orientation volunteers will sign up to participate in this campaign by determining a fitness challenge they would like to complete and attaching a fundraising goal to that challenge.

Students will then spend the month of August sharing their progress with their communities, encouraging their friends, neighbours and supporters to contribute to their fundraising goal, all the while, spreading awareness about the importance of Shinerama on social media – its advocacy programs and treatment plans that all work to promote healthy lifestyles for those living with CF.

To help students prepare for their fitness challenges, Carleton Athletics is offering a unique promotion! With every purchase of these select items over the month of August, Carleton Athletics will donate 15% of proceeds to Carleton Shinerama.  Use code SHINE to take advantage of this promo. Head over to the Ravens Online Store NOW while supplies last!

*Promotion ends on August 31st, 2021


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!