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

Charitable Reg. #:88258 8619 RR0001


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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) 98 cents are available for programs.

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About GlobalMedic:

Commonly known as GlobalMedic, The David McAntony Gibson Foundation was founded in 1998. GlobalMedic is a disaster response charity that sends Canadian volunteers and disaster aid to crises around the world. The volunteers help by giving clean water, food, medicine, and shelter to vulnerable people. GlobalMedic aims to provide the most short-term aid possible at a low cost. Its primary response focus is providing access to clean drinking water, but it also provides dried meals, hygiene supplies and short-term shelter to those facing humanitarian crises. To respond to both domestic and international disasters, GlobalMedic runs three programs: Disaster Response, Complex Emergencies, and Special Operations.

Disaster Response: This program was 64% of total program spending in F2020. Through this program, GlobalMedic typically responds to earthquakes, tsunamis, and other disasters. In F2020, the charity specifically focused on providing relief to those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and the covid-19 pandemic. GlobalMedic responded to 16 disasters in total in F2020. It also distributed 33,000 family emergency kits and reached a total of 195,300 people internationally. 

Complex Emergencies: Spending on Complex Emergencies accounted for 33% of GlobalMedic's program spending in F2020. Complex emergencies as defined by the charity are famines, civil wars and refugee crises. In F2020, GlobalMedic sent aid to complex emergencies in Bangladesh, Ecuador, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. GlobalMedic supported 8,540 people affected by the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, 2,160 affected by the Venezuela Refugee Crisis and 30,900 affected by the Somalian Humanitarian Crisis in F2020.

Special Operations: This program accounted for the remaining 3% of program spending in F2020. A large component of this program is training and data collection related to GlobalMedic's RescUAV program where its specialty team deploys Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to collect data for emergency mapping purposes.

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Results and Impact

In F2020, GlobalMedic distributed 64,750 emergency food kits internationally, and 199,200 lb of food domestically. It also helped 46,280 people affected by Hurricane Dorian by installing six large-scale water distribution systems, seven large tents used for clinics, and mold remediating 180 homes damaged by the storm.

Throughout its history, GlobalMedic has responded to 234 disasters in 77 countries, reaching more than 3.6 million people.

Charity Intelligence highlights these key results. They may not be a complete representation of GlobalMedic's results.

Charity Intelligence has given GlobalMedic a Fair impact rating for demonstrated impact per dollar.

Impact Rating: Fair

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GlobalMedic received donations and fundraising revenue of $3.9m in F2020. GlobalMedic states that 100% of donations from individuals go directly to its programs. Corporate support or foundation grants may be assessed a management fee.

GlobalMedic’s financial statements report administrative costs of $86k and low fundraising costs of $4,568. Administrative costs are 2% of revenues (excluding investment income). Fundraising costs are 0.1% of donations. Overhead costs are 2%. For every dollar donated, 98 cents go to the cause. This is outside of Ci’s reasonable range. Donors should be aware that extremely low overhead costs can be a risk to the charity's operational abilities.

The charity reports a number of related-party transactions in its financial statements. In F2020, GlobalMedic paid $62k ($62k in F2019) to the charity’s Director of Finance who is the Executive Director’s wife. GlobalMedic also paid $5k to 2590274 Ontario Inc., a corporation co-owned by the charity’s Director of Finance and Executive Director. Additionally, GlobalMedic paid $120k to GlobalFire, a related party that it shares four board members with. More information can be found in financial note 14.

GlobalMedic has funding reserves of $5.4m which can cover 1.8 years of program costs.  

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

Updated on August 23, 2021 by Rachel Leteta.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending May
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.2%1.2%1.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.1%0.1%0.0%
Total overhead spending 2.3%1.3%1.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 182.8%227.8%410.7%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 3,887,3812,582,4132,039,877
Goods in kind 38,21516,0913,918
Government funding 33,67712,4320
Investment income 97,241177,265(14,218)
Total revenues 4,056,5142,788,2012,029,577
Program costs - International 2,227,7531,591,216936,894
Program costs - Canada 736,184477,24154,195
Administrative costs 85,54731,22321,723
Fundraising costs 4,5681,575300
Total spending 3,054,0522,101,2551,013,112
Cash flow from operations 1,002,462686,9461,016,465
Capital spending 91,42461,74860,322
Funding reserves 5,417,3234,711,6954,070,763

Note: Ci adjusted for deferred revenue and deferred capital grants, affecting total revenues by $354k in F2020, $320k in F2019, and $202k in F2018. Foreign exchange gain (loss) was included in investment income. Ci used the charity's T3010a filing with the CRA to report government funding and donated goods in kind. The T3010a filing was also used to break apart domestic versus international program spending.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 5

Avg. compensation: $39,698

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 F2020

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