35 Coronet Road
Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2L8
Acting Executive Director: Rahul Singh
Board Member: Gord Martineau

Charitable Reg. #:88258 8619 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 3/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 99 cents are available for programs.

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About GlobalMedic:

GlobalMedic is a 3-star charity with an average results reporting grade. It has overhead costs outside of Ci’s reasonable range, and it has reserve funds to cover program costs for a year. Charity Intelligence has found the charity to have Fair demonstrated impact per dollar donated, meaning the charity has below-average impact. 

Commonly known as GlobalMedic, The David McAntony Gibson Foundation was founded in 1998. GlobalMedic is a disaster relief charity that aims to provide the most aid possible to people at the lowest possible cost. The charity provides aid and skilled volunteers to people in 82 different countries. The volunteers help by giving clean water, food, medicine, and shelter to vulnerable people. Since its creation, the charity has provided aid to around 4.5 million people and responded to 249 crises. GlobalMedic runs six programs: Water, Food, Medical, Shelter, Flood, and RescUAV. These programs operate both in Canada and abroad.

GlobalMedic’s Water program provides access to clean water by installing community filtration systems at hospitals, schools, and shelters. It also distributes emergency kits containing basic hygiene supplies and water purification solutions to people in need. In F2022, the charity distributed 49,015 emergency kits to people outside Canada. Within Canada, GlobalMedic distributed 1,001,350 hygiene items.

The charity’s Food program provides nutritious food to people in conflict and disaster zones. In F2022, GlobalMedic distributed 74,895 Emergency Food Kits internationally.

Its Medical program provides primary healthcare, emergency relief, and equipment to hospitals in need. In F2022, 389,440 medical items were shipped to Ukraine.

GlobalMedic’s Shelter program sets up tents to serve as temporary housing, feeding centres, schools, and hospitals when this infrastructure is lacking. In F2022, 21 damaged homes in the Philippines were repaired.

RescUAV sends unmanned aerial vehicles into disaster zones to assess damage and support search and rescue teams. Lastly, the charity’s Flood program provides services such as sandbagging machinery, clean-up kits, and mold remediation in response to floods.

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Results and Impact

GlobalMedic reports on the provision of basic human needs such as food, water, and shelter broken down by country. For example, in Ukraine, the charity provided 57,260 hygiene items, 5,150,000 Aquatabs, and 950 liters of water in F2022. GlobalMedic also provided 40,270 Emergency Food Kits, 4,340 lb of assorted food, and 14,140 prepared meals to people in Ukraine.

In F2022, GlobalMedic provided 764,880 lb of food to Canadians in need. It also distributed 1,001,350 hygiene items domestically.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of GlobalMedic’s results and impact.  

Charity Intelligence has given GlobalMedic an impact rating of Fair for demonstrated social impact per dollar spent.


Impact Rating: Fair

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In F2022, GlobalMedic received $10.1m in Canadian donations. It received $4.3m in donated supplies in F2022, which represented 29% of total revenues. This was a 475% increase in donated supplies from $747k in F2021.

Administrative costs are 1% of revenues (less investment income) and reported fundraising costs are 0.0% of donations. This results in an overhead spending ratio of 1%. For every dollar donated, 99 cents go to the cause. This is outside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

GlobalMedic has reserve funds of $9.9m. The charity can cover a little over a year of its annual program costs with its reserve funds.

In addition to its salaries, GlobalMedic paid $113k in professional and consulting fees in F2022 ($167k in F2021 and $122k in F2020).

This charity report is an update that was sent for review to GlobalMedic. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on June 7, 2023 by Kiara Andrade.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending May
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.0%1.7%2.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.1%0.1%
Total overhead spending 1.0%1.7%2.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 105.9%150.4%184.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 10,1136,8583,877
Goods in kind 4,29174738
Government funding 22715434
Investment income 114(167)97
Other income 20130
Total revenues 14,7657,6054,046
Program costs - International 8,0263,3632,228
Program costs - Canada 1,3281,657736
Donated goods exp 4,29174738
Administrative costs 14413286
Fundraising costs 345
Total spending 13,7925,9023,092
Cash flow from operations 9731,703954
Capital spending 000
Funding reserves 9,9017,5535,458

Note: To report on a cash basis, Ci adjusted for deferred donations, affecting revenues by $3.1m in F2022, $724k in F2021, and $359k in F2020. Ci included the value of donated goods used in programs as an expense, affecting expenses by $4.3m in F2022, $747k in F2021, and $38k in F2020. Ci included the payment of subsidies by the federal government in revenues and expenses, affecting both by $56k in F2022 and $132k in F2021.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 10

Avg. compensation: $46,493

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2022

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

GlobalMedic would like to address Charity Intelligence's assessment of our overhead costs. CI has noted that after overhead costs of fundraising, administration, and management, 99% of money raised is available for programs. CI further notes that this falls outside of their acceptable range. 

GlobalMedic's overhead costs from FY2022 totalled 1.53% - 1.5% for administration and 0.03% for fundraising. Our administrative costs are low because we maintain a small staff that focuses on operations, we rely on volunteers who carry out the bulk of our programming, and our Executive Director is not compensated. Our administration costs are made up of our Finance and HR costs, professional consulting services, accounting and legal fees, and marketing students whose salaries were covered by grants. Our fundraising costs were related to our GlobalMedic branded clothing sales. We did not employ a fundraising team.
Since GlobalMedic's opening in 2002, our primary goal has been to deliver aid efficiently and as cost effectively as possible. The organization started running exclusively with volunteers and later expanded to include a small operations staff. We view our low administrative costs as an achievement and are proud to maintain such a high operating efficiency. 
Our financial statements are audited each year and we are in compliance with CRA financial regulations for charities. If you have any questions about our financial statements or our programs please reach out to us at info@globalmedic.ca.

Charity Contact

Website: www.globalmedic.ca
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