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9-20 Clairport Crescent
Etobicoke, ON M9W 6P6
Executive Director: Rahul Singh
Board Member: Gord Martineau

Charitable Reg. #: 88258 8619 RR0001
Sector: International Aid
Operating Charity

Donor Accountability

Grade: B-

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

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to The Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #0

Avg. Compensation $0

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About GlobalMedic:

Founded in 2002, GlobalMedic is the operating arm of the David McAntony Gibson Foundation. GlobalMedic runs emergency relief programs for people affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies. Staffed with Canadian professional rescuers – primarily police officers, paramedics and firefighters – GlobalMedic claims to reach affected areas within 12 hours of a disaster. The charity is volunteer-driven and reports zero compensation costs. Since its establishment, GlobalMedic reports helping 2.8 million people through 176 responses in 62 countries.

In 2016, GlobalMedic responded to emergencies in Canada, Haiti, the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, and Iraq. The charity divides its Emergency Response programs into four areas: Water, Medical, Shelter, and Search & Rescue. In providing water treatment, Global Medic distributes Aquatabs (water purification tablets valued at $0.22), for households a 2 piece-bucket gravity system (Rainfresh units valued at $180), WASH kits include sponges, towels, soap and cleaning supplies, and Rainfresh Model 3 and Model 10 water purification units, 

Haiti Hurricane Matthew Response: GlobalMedic reports that 1.6 million people needed assistance and 200 thousand homes were damaged after Hurricane Matthew hit in October of 2016. The charity reports that through its Water Emergency Program, it distributed 500 emergency WASH kits, 28,800 water purification tablets, installed 7 water purification systems and distributed 6,190 Rainfresh units. These activities helped over 100,000 people.

Philippines Typhoon Response: GlobalMedic reports that over 6,300 people died due to Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and 28 died due to Typhoon Hagupit in 2014. Through a 2015-2016 shelter project, the charity built four multipurpose shelters that can withstand category 5 typhoons with wind speeds up to 252 km/h.

India Flooding Response: In November and December of 2016, major flooding killed 421 people and displaced 60,000 people in the country. Through its Water Emergency Program, GlobalMedic distributed hygiene kits, 1,695 water purification units, and installed 20 water purification systems. GlobalMedic reports helping 43,725 people.

Sri Lanka Flooding Response: Following heavy rainfall and Tropical Storm Roanu in May 2016, major flooding displaced 190,000 people, damaged 5,822 homes and left 203 people dead or missing. GlobalMedic distributed 1,684 household water purification units, 96,000 water purification tablets, and installed three mobile water purification systems in relief camps. Overall, the charity reports providing 15,000 L of water each day through its activities and helped 9,374 people.

Ecuador Earthquake Response: In April 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed 673, injured 27,732 and affected a total of 750,000 people. Through its Water and Search & Rescue Emergency Programs, GlobalMedic distributed 1,749 Rainfresh water purification units, gave out 176,000 Aquatabs and, with its drone, mapped 3,500 acres of land to look for people in the rubble.

Financial Review:

GlobalMedic’s financial statements are unaudited but have been reviewed by an accountant. Canada's charities directorate recommends that charities with annual donations over $250,000 have audited financial statements. Global Medic's 2016 statements (attached) restated 2015 figures, correcting errors. Also disclosed in 2016 was a related party loan of $100,000 to Stabilization Support. Global Medic, a separate charity called Global Fire with many of the same directors, and Stabilization Support sent medical and fire equipment to Ukraine.   

GlobalMedic is a big-cap charity with total donations and special events fundraising of $6.5m in F2016. Two donors alone gave $6.9 million which is 86% of total revenues. GlobalMedic states that 100% of donors’ money goes directly to its programs and does not report any fundraising and administrative expenses in F2014, F2015 or F2016, except for minimal F2016 fundraising costs of $237. For every dollar donated, 100 cents goes to the cause. This is outside Charity Intelligence's reasonable range. The charity's funding reserves of $2.7m can cover 50% of annual program costs, indicating a funding need. 

This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by GlobalMedic. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.  

Updated on June 8, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi. 

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending May
Administrative costs as % of revenues 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 49.7%73.4%114.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,4744,0751,272
Goods in kind 20335
Special events 1759125
Investment income 573166
Other income 033
Total revenues 6,5684,1701,501
Program costs 5,5264,0211,187
Administrative costs 000
Fundraising costs 000
Other costs 21316
Cash flow from operations 1,041136298
Funding reserves 2,7472,9511,359
Note: Ci backed out amortization from program costs. Ci reported foreign exchange loss of $8k in F2014 in investment income, decreasing total revenues and expenses for the year accordingly. Ci reported unrealized investment gains of $66k in F2014 in investment income, increasing revenues accordingly. 

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