Thank you for your interest in the Peggy Birnberg Fund

The fund was set up in Peggy’s honour to provide our members living in poverty with the opportunity to access resources that otherwise would be unavailable to them.

 The Peggy Birnberg Fund will support:

Individuals: Members can apply for this funding for emergencies such as travelling to the funeral of a family member, replacing eye glasses, accessing emergency dental work, or purchasing medications.

Group funding: To pay for an experience that benefits the wellbeing of a group (e.g. a group personal trainer, specialized cooking class, group outing), one that cannot be purchased from other funding.


Peggy Birnberg, was Houselink’s Executive Director from 1991 to 2009, and died on February 8th, 2013.

Under Peggy’s leadership Houselink revamped its mission, consolidated its operations and tripled its funding base. It embraced the Recovery Movement, expanded employment opportunities for members, established a food program, developed new properties, and introduced Families Moving Forward, education bursaries and a rainy day fund for members. The Rainy day fund has been renamed in Peggy’s honour.

How to donate:


Make your gift online right now – it’s secure and easy
By Phone: If you would prefer to discuss your gift, or ask us to process your credit card donation on your behalf please contact Peter Marra Fund Development Manager at 416-539-0690 ext 247 or

By mail:

Please make the cheque out to “The Peggy Birnberg Fund Co/ Houselink”

Mail your donation to: Attn: Resource Development Houselink Community Homes 805 Bloor West Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L8

To learn more about Peggy please click here.

To learn more about other members funds Houselink offers please click here