ABOUT US

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WHAT WE DO

GlobalMedic is the operational arm of the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF). We operate as a registered Canadian charity, and our mandate is to save lives by providing short-term, rapid response in the wake of disasters and crisis, both at home and abroad.

 

They key word is rapid, as you might expect from an agency that was founded by paramedics. GlobalMedic is often the first team, and many times the only one, to get critical interventions to people in life-threatening situations following a disaster. This is what we are known for in the world of humanitarian disaster response.

 

GlobalMedic achieves this through our well-developed Emergency Programs and our internationally deployable Rapid Response Team (RRT).

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Just like first-responders in any crisis: we rely on key skills and tools to get the job done. Those tools are the basis of our 4 core Emergency Programs:

WaterMedicalShelter, and Search & Rescue.

Each Program has a range of components, and are highly scalable to the size of the crisis, and available funding. The programs are also modular, meaning that we can activate as many or as few as needed, in whatever combination the situation demands.  RRT Team members receive training in our Emergency Programs, and travel around the world and across Canada to implement them in order to save lives.

 

Again like emergency workers everywhere: we must also adapt to the demands of the moment, and make use of whatever tools are at hand. For that reason GlobalMedic is also constantly exploiting new opportunities and creating new programs to help more people and save even more lives. Innovation and flexibility are built into the foundations of our agency.

The RRT is made up of volunteer Canadians, many of whom are professional first-responders (e.g paramedics, firefighters, and police officers), but they come from all walks-of-life. What they all have in common is a passion for helping others, and an incredible work-ethic. You will never meet a better group of people.

Click on the links to learn more about our Emergency Programs and the RRT. You can also read more about our current activities, our long history of Responses – more than 170 in nearly 60 different countries – and about how to become a part of GlobalMedic.

WE DO ABROAD WHAT

WE DO AT HOME:

SAVE LIVES

GlobalMedic is the operational arm of the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF). We operate as a registered Canadian charity, and our mandate is to save lives by providing short-term, rapid response in the wake of disasters and crisis, both at home and abroad.

 

They key word is rapid, as you might expect from an agency that was founded by paramedics. GlobalMedic is often the first team, and many times the only one, to get critical interventions to people in life-threatening situations following a disaster. This is what we are known for in the world of humanitarian disaster response.

 

GlobalMedic achieves this through our well-developed Emergency Programs and our internationally deployable Rapid Response Team (RRT).

Read More

Just like first-responders in any crisis: we rely on key skills and tools to get the job done. Those tools are the basis of our 4 core Emergency Programs:

WaterMedicalShelter, and Search & Rescue.

Each Program has a range of components, and are highly scalable to the size of the crisis, and available funding. The programs are also modular, meaning that we can activate as many or as few as needed, in whatever combination the situation demands.  RRT Team members receive training in our Emergency Programs, and travel around the world and across Canada to implement them in order to save lives.

 

Again like emergency workers everywhere: we must also adapt to the demands of the moment, and make use of whatever tools are at hand. For that reason GlobalMedic is also constantly exploiting new opportunities and creating new programs to help more people and save even more lives. Innovation and flexibility are built into the foundations of our agency.

The RRT is made up of volunteer Canadians, many of whom are professional first-responders (e.g paramedics, firefighters, and police officers), but they come from all walks-of-life. What they all have in common is a passion for helping others, and an incredible work-ethic. You will never meet a better group of people.

Click on the links to learn more about our Emergency Programs and the RRT. You can also read more about our current activities, our long history of Responses – more than 170 in nearly 60 different countries – and about how to become a part of GlobalMedic.

WE DO ABROAD WHAT

WE DO AT HOME:

SAVE LIVES

OUR TEAM

SUPPORT OUR

EMERGENCY

PROGRAMS

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GlobalMedic began as a “zero overhead” charity, and to this day we run an exceptionally cost-efficient agency. 100% of funds we receive from the public go into charitable programming.

All of our work is done by a small and highly effective team, and the large pool of dedicated volunteers that truly make everything possible

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Rahul Singh

Executive Director, Board Member

Rahul Singh is the founder of the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF) and GlobalMedic.
Since that time in 1998, he has personally led over 30 Responses, and overseen more than 170, in countries around the world.
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Matt Capobianco

Deputy Director

Matt joined GlobalMedic in May 2007. Since then he has deployed more than 50 times internationally to respond to all types of natural disasters and complex emergencies.

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Chantel Kehoe

Finance Director

Chantel joined DMGF in 2003 as a volunteer, doing everything from loading supplies destined for developing countries, to coordinating fundraising events, to writing funding proposals.
She has handled the finances of DMGF since 2005.

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Laurel Kozik

Emergency Programs Officer

Kozik joined GlobalMedic in May of 2014 and has led responses to numerous crisis in countries around the world, including Pakistan, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Ukraine, and the Philippines.
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Adam Petricic

Emergency Programs Officer

Adam joined GlobalMedic in February 2016, after deploying to the Philippines and Nepal. Since then he has responded to disasters and complex emergencies in Serbia, Ecuador and Sri Lanka.
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Farook Yusoof

Emergency Programs Officer

Since joining GlobalMedic in July 2015 Farook has responded to disasters from Nepal to Ecuador, as well as overseeing the construction of a storm shelter in Leyte, Philippines.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Since our incorporation as a charity in 2002, the Board of Directors has helped steer GlobalMedic into programming that has saved thousands of lives.

With their guidance we are able to maintain an incredible level of efficiency, with 100% of individual donations going into programming.

Gord Martineau

Gord Martineau is the iconic former anchor for City TV’s CityNews at six. He’s earned a reputation as a favourite Toronto News Anchor and has been named the Toronto Sun’s favourite seven times.

Sean Reid

Sean Reid has been employed by Canada’s leading financial institutions for over 20 years.
Much of his professional experience derives from roles specific to network engineering, design and architecture and Network Operations management.

Jim Dainard

Jim Dainard has worked as a Chartered Professional Accountant since 2000.
He spent his first four years in public accounting and then moved to the Financial Services and IT industries where he was the key contributor to the financial reporting and budgeting processes for his firms.

Rahul Singh

Rahul Singh is the founder of the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF) and GlobalMedic.
Since that time in 1998, he has personally led over 30 Responses, and overseen more than 170, in countries around the world.

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dmg_croppedRahul Singh founded the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF ) in the spring of 1998 in honour of his best friend, who tragically lost his life on February 7, 1998.

David was a remarkable man.  Always caring, compassionate and dedicated, David believed in taking the time to help those around him both near and far.

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In keeping with his spirit, DMGF was created to embody those same qualities and express them by helping those in need around the world through the provision of emergency care, relief supplies, and equipment. It has adopted “Serving the Global Community” as its motto, and it strives at all times to live up to the standard of its namesake by being an efficient aid agency that delivers the maximum amount of aid with a minimum operating cost.

DMGF conducts most of its work through GlobalMedic, which as been it’s primary operational arm for more than 20 years.

“SERVING THE

GLOBAL

COMMUNITY

IS OUR MOTTO

dmg_croppedRahul Singh founded the DMGF in the spring of 1998 in honour of his best friend David McAntony Gibson, who tragically lost his life on February 7, 1998.

David was a remarkable man.  Always caring, compassionate and dedicated, David believed in taking the time to help those around him both near and far.

Read More

In keeping with his spirit, DMGF was created to embody those same qualities and express them by helping those in need around the world through the provision of emergency care, relief supplies, and equipment. It has adopted “Serving the Global Community” as its motto, and it strives at all times to live up to the standard of its namesake by being an efficient aid agency that delivers the maximum amount of aid with a minimum operating cost.

DMGF conducts most of its work through GlobalMedic, which as been it’s primary operational arm for more than 20 years.

“SERVING THE

GLOBAL

COMMUNITY

IS OUR MOTTO

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