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) 98 cents are available for programs.

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About GlobalMedic:

GlobalMedic is a 3-star charity with an above-average results reporting grade and low overhead costs. 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. Global Medic is a disaster relief charity which provides aid and skilled volunteers to people in 80 different countries. The volunteers help by giving clean water, food, medicine, and shelter to vulnerable people. It aims to provide the most aid possible to people at the lowest possible cost. Since its creation, it has provided aid to around 4 million people. Global Medic runs 6 programs: Water, Food, Medical, Shelter, Flood, and UAV Mapping. 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. The water program provided 46,450 emergency kits to people outside of Canada in F2021.

Its food program provides nutritious food kits to food insecure people. In F2021, the charity gave out 35,700 kits to people in disaster and conflict zones.

Its shelter program sets up tents to serve as temporary housing, feeding centres, schools, and hospitals when this infrastructure is lacking. In F2021, it deployed tents to 21 different sites in Canada to act as safe covid-19 testing areas for lower income communities.

In F2021, GlobalMedic spent $3.4m on international operations excluding donated goods, which represents 58% of total program spending. It spent $1.7m on domestic operations excluding donated goods, which represents 29% of total program spending. The charity used $747k of donated goods in its programs, which represents 13% of total program spending.

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Results and Impact

In F2021, GlobalMedic provided 1,205,390 lb of food to Canadians in need. It also gave 5,940 water purification units to people in Bangladesh. Its health clinic in Bangladesh offered medical care to 26,000 refugees in F2021.

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

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


Impact Rating: Fair

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In F2021, GlobalMedic received $6.9m in Canadian donations and $747k in donated supplies. This represents a 92% increase in Canadian donations compared to F2020.

Administrative costs are 2% of revenues excluding investment income. Fundraising costs are 0.1% of donations. Total overhead spending is 2%. This means that for every dollar donated, 98% goes towards the charity’s program. This is outside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. GlobalMedic has $7.4m in funding reserves, meaning that it can cover around 1.5 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 May 25th, 2022 by Arjun Kapur.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending May
Administrative costs as % of revenues 1.7%2.2%1.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.1%0.1%0.1%
Total overhead spending 1.7%2.3%1.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 148.1%182.8%227.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 6,8713,8772,582
Goods in kind 7473816
Government funding 1543412
Investment income (167)97177
Total revenues 7,6054,0462,788
Program costs - International 3,3632,2281,591
Program costs - Canada 1,657736477
Donated goods exp 7473816
Administrative costs 1328631
Fundraising costs 452
Total spending 5,9023,0922,117
Cash flow from operations 1,703954671
Capital spending 1439162
Funding reserves 7,4345,4174,712

Note: Ci analysis includes the value of deferred donations, affecting total revenue by $724k in F2021, $358K in F2020, and $320k in F2019. Ci includes the value of donated goods used in programs as an expense. This affected total expenses by $747k in F2021, $38k in F2020, and $16k in F2019. Ci also included $132k in federal government payments in F2021.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 7

Avg. compensation: $27,014

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 F2021

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Charity Contact

Website: www.globalmedic.ca
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