Complimentary Funding

The Alternative Spring Break Program provides several opportunities for students to offset their program costs, which include flights, accommodation, and food*. Based on statistics from last year’s program, participants received approximately $673 in funding support (from the CUSA Student Initiative 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.

In addition, the Student Experience Office partners with offices and departments across campus to offer awards to a variety of student groups. Please visit ASB Awards and Sponsorship for more details. For more information on all sources of funding, please contact the Student Development and Community Outreach Coordinator, Niamh O’Shea.


2018-2019 Fundraising Events

As a part of the Alternative Spring Break program, students participate in several fundraisers to help cover the cost of their trips. Details for all 2018/2019 fundraisers are below!

Carleton Hockey Puck Toss – November 23rd, 2018 | Ice House

Cheer on the Carleton University Men’s Hockey Team as they take on the University of Ottawa, and participate in the ASB Puck Toss. Pucks will be for sale during the first two periods of the game. At the end of the second period, fans will aim their puck for the center of the ice. The person whose puck is closest will take home an amazing prize. All proceeds will go to the Alternative Spring Break program.

Silent Auction – November 27th and 28th, 2018 | University Galleria

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 csl@carleton.ca.

Spirit Games: Alternative Lunch Break – January 17th, 2019 | Norm Fenn Gym

ASB is partnering with Healthy Workplace to offer Carleton faculty and staff a fun lunchtime event that encourages campus spirit and friendly competition. Teams of four will participate in a variety of activities and sports, with the hopes of earning the title of the first-ever Spirit Games champions. Each team will donate $5 per player, with all proceeds going to the Alternative Spring Break program.

Carleton Basketball Toss – January 26th, 2019 | Raven’s Nest

Cheer on the Carleton University Basketball Teams as they take on Ryerson University, and participate in the ASB Basketball Toss. All proceeds will go to the Alternative Spring Break program.

ASB Delivers – Winter 2019

Each year, Carleton faculty and staff have the opportunity to order a delicious hot lunch prepare 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. Details on this year’s meal options will be coming soon!


* Please note, depending on the destination, not all meals may be covered.