As a part of the Alternative Spring Break program, students participate in several fundraisers to help cover the cost of their trips. Examples of fundraisers from 2017/2018 are outlined below. Dates for 2018/2019 fundraisers are coming soon!

2017-2018 Events

Cookies for Change

The Student Experience Office partnered with CUSA to provide Cookies for Change at Rooster’s Coffee House. Faculty, staff, students, and family were invited to visit Rooster’s Coffee House and ask for the ASB Cookie. Cookies sold for 2 for $2.00, plus HST. Net proceeds were donated to all participants.

Silent Auction

The annual Silent Auction occurs in the University Centre Galleria and features a wide range of donated items. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to bid on the items over the two-day event. If you are interested in donating an item to the Silent Auction, please contact

ASB Bookstore Raffle

The Student Experience Office raffled off a $500 gift certificate for the Carleton University Bookstore. Raffle tickets were 1 for $2.00, or 3 for $5.00. Raffle tickets were purchased through ASB participants directly, or by emailing .

ASB Delivers

Each year, Carleton faculty and staff have the opportunity to order a delicious hot lunch prepared by Carleton Dining Services, for only $10. ASB participants deliver the meals directly to offices, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Alternative Spring Break program. In 2017/2018, meal options included a ¼ chicken meal with side wedges, a crispy chicken sandwich with side wedges, and the Three Sisters bowl (vegan).

Sources of Complimentary Funding

The Alternative Spring Break Program provides several opportunities for students to offset their program costs (which includes flights, accommodations, and food*). Based on statistics from last year’s program, participants received approximately $765 in funding support (from the CUSA Conference and Discretionary Fund, faculty contributions, and fundraisers organized by the Student Experience Office). Please note this figure is an average, as some students received slightly more or less than this amount. There are also several opportunities for individual fundraising to allow for a greater amount of the program costs to be subsidized. For more information please contact the Student Development and Community Outreach Coordinator, Niamh O’Shea.

*Students may be responsible for some meals (depending on their destination and arrangements that have been made)