About Us

Our History:


DMGF was created in the spring of 1998 in honour of David McAntony Gibson, who tragically lost his life on February 7, 1998.

A remarkable man who believed in taking the time to help those around him both near and far, Mr. Gibson will be remembered by his friends, family and peers as caring, compassionate and dedicated. In keeping with David's spirit, DMGF is designed to help those in need around the world by providing relief supplies and equipment, and has adopted "Serving the Global Community" as its motto.

DMGF has 3 operational arms; GlobalMedic – which responds to disasters with a Rescue Unit, Water Purification Unit and Emergency Medical Unit; GlobalFire - which conducts search and rescue operations in disaster zones and delivers basic firefighting and pre-hospital emergency medical care training packages in developing countries; and GlobalWater which facilitates the household level water purification program in developing countries.

The bottom line is simple: DMGF will strive to be an efficient aid agency that delivers the maximum amount of aid with a minimum operating cost.



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Charity Registration Number: 882588619 RR0001
Our financial information can be found on the Canadian Government Charity Directorate website:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/haip/srch/advancedsearch-eng.action

Our mission is simple


We seek to empower people in the global communities we serve


GlobalMedic provides emergency relief to those affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies. In doing so, we empower the emergency response capacity of organizations and communities in the developing world by providing technological equipment and training. GlobalMedic strives to deliver the maximum amount of aid with the minimum operating cost.

GlobalMedic delivers a pre-hospital emergency medical care training package. The training is delivered to members of organizations and hospitals in developing countries in order to enhance emergency medical services.

We seek to increase the independence of communities in the developing world, while ultimately improving the efficiency of international disaster relief.

GlobalMedic About Us


Charity Registration Number: 882588619 RR0001
Our financial information can be found on the Canadian Government Charity Directorate website:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/haip/srch/advancedsearch-eng.action



Gord Martineau

Gord Martineau

Gord Martineau is the anchor for City TV’s CityNews at six. He’s earned a reputation as a favourite Toronto News Anchor. Martineau has been named the Toronto Sun’s favourite seven times. In 2006 Gord was given the Radio and Television News Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2007 Martineau was given the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Gemini Award as Canada’s Best News Anchor. In 2008 the Academy presented Martineau with the Gemini Humanitarian Award. Martineau is active with a variety of Charitable causes and has traveled the world chronicling the lives of people who struggle to survive in the developing world.

 

Sean Reid

Sean Reid

Sean Reid has been employed within Canada's leading financial institutions for many years. Much of his professional experience has been through roles specific to network engineering, design and architecture and Network Operations management. Currently, his role has evolved to IT Contract Management and Governance. He holds both business and mathematics degrees from York University. Through his previous capacity as a network consultant, he had both led and participated in many global bank initiatives. In 2002, Sean participated in GlobalMedic's mission to Cambodia. He serves on the board of GlobalMedic, providing critical support for both organizational direction and initiatives undertaken. He has directly participated in many fund raising initiatives. Sean has been on the board of GlobalMedic since the establishment of its headquarters in Toronto in 2002.

 

Rahul Singh

Rahul Singh, O. Ont.

Rahul Singh founded the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF) in 1998 to honour the memory of his best friend. Singh has personally led over 30 GlobalMedic missions around the world. Singh has been a professional emergency worker since 1988 and currently works as a Toronto Paramedic. In 2012 Singh was made a member of the Order of Ontario and later that year was presented with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award by His Royal Highness Prince Charles. Singh has also received several other awards and accolades including: Premier’s Award, Health Sciences; Sprott CCSRC Social Entrepreneur Award; Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World (2010); ICCC Humanitarian of the Year, presented by Prime Minister Stephen Harper; Caldwell Partners – Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Publications authored by Singh have appeared in: the Canadian Emergency News; the Journal of Emergency Medicine; Outward Bound; the Toronto Star; the Toronto Sun. Television appearances include: Canada AM; CityNews; Global National; CBC’s The National, Newsworld, News Network, Connect with Mark Kelly. Singh has given key note speeches at events that include: Canadian Emergency Medical Conference (Newfoundland); Corporate Social Responsibility Conference (Ottawa); Global Competitiveness Forum (Saudi Arabia); Global Landmine Conference (South Africa); Toronto Emergency Management Conference.

 

Jim Danard

Jim Dainard

Jim Dainard has over 12 years experience as an accountant. He spent his first four years in public accounting primarily with BDO Dunwoody LLP. Jim then moved to the Financial Services and IT Industries where he was the key contributor to the financial reporting and budgeting processes. Jim has spent the last three years working in the mining industry, helping move a junior exploration company into development with anticipated near term construction and eventual production. Jim brings significant leadership and financial expertise to the GlobalMedic team. Jim is a Chartered Accountant and an Honours graduate with a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Brock University.

 

Chantel Kehoe

Chantel Kehoe

Chantel Kehoe joined DMGF in 2003 as a volunteer and has handled the finances of DMGF and all of its operational arms since 2005. Currently based in Toronto, Chantel graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Alberta in 2002 and works on contract as a Wellsite Geologist all over western Canada. She has volunteered countless hours helping to load gear destined for developing countries, coordinating fundraising events and writing funding proposals in earlier years, to focusing primarily on fiscal management and accountability in more recent times. She hopes to help DMGF continue to grow, while staying true to its core principles of being as efficient as possible with donor funds.

Matt Capobianco

Matt Capobianco

Manager, Emergency Programs
Capobianco joined GlobalMedic in May 2007 and is currently the Manager of Emergency Programs. Since 2007 he has deployed more than 35 times internationally to respond to all types of natural disasters and complex emergencies. Capobianco graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Degree in Political Science in 2003. Capobianco has a keen interest in organizational management and extensive experience in international disaster response operations.

 

Andrew Budziak

Andrew Budziak

Emergency Programs Officer
Budziak joined GlobalMedic in December 2012 after spending several years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).  He has reported and produced for radio and television programs across Canada and around the world.  Prior to joining GlobalMedic full-time, Budziak deployed as a volunteer to respond several times internationally on emergency response and capacity building projects.  Budziak graduated from the University of Toronto with a Specialist Degree in History and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Concordia University. 

 

RachelTopping

Rachel Topping

Emergency Programs Officer
Topping joined GlobalMedic in July 2014. She has worked on disaster preparedness and response projects throughout Asia and the Caribbean and has a background in Business Continuity. Topping graduated from Humber College’s International Development program in 2010 and is currently completing a Masters of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management at York University. Her focus is recovery and community resilience and she has five years of experience in international project management and training development.

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