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GlobalMedic/David McAntony Gibson Foundation

Overview

The David McAntony Gibson Foundation, which operates as GlobalMedic, is a registered Canadian charity. Our mandate is to save lives by providing short-term, rapid response in the wake of disasters and crises, both at home and abroad.

Toronto Paramedic Rahul Singh founded the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF) in the spring of 1998 in honour of his best friend, who tragically lost his life on February 7, 1998. David was a remarkable man.  Always caring, compassionate and dedicated, David believed in taking the time to help those around him both near and far.

In keeping with his spirit DMGF was created to embody those same qualities. Our motto is “Serving the Global Community”, and we strive at all times to live up to the standard of our namesake by being an efficient aid agency that delivers the maximum amount of aid with a minimum operating cost.

GlobalMedic was founded on Emergency Response. While we have run many non-emergency and capacity building programs, the majority of our work continues to be critical intervention in the wake of disaster and crisis.

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Full Organization Name

GlobalMedic/David McAntony Gibson Foundation

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Contact Information

Office Phone: +1.416 916 0522

24 Hour Phone: +1.647.885.7311

Address: 

35 Coronet Road,

Etobicoke, Ontario,

M8Z 2L8

Contact Person

Rahul Singh

Emergency Liaison Officer:

Kristen Pelletier

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Description of Organization

What we offer

Description of organization:  

The David McAntony Gibson Foundation, which operates as GlobalMedic, is a registered Canadian charity. Our mandate is to save lives by providing short-term, rapid response in the wake of disasters and crises, both at home and abroad.

 

Locations/ Structure in Ontario: Summarize the locations and how your organization is structured to respond in Ontario

 

GlobalMedic HQ is located in Etobicoke, Ontario. We are staffed by Emergency Programs Officers that are professional humanitarians who manage our response programs. Our volunteers from all over Canada range from civilians who assist in packing aid to our Rapid Response Team members that volunteer their time and skill set to deploy at a moment’s notice.

 

Emergency Management Service Scope and what your agency provides: Summarize your EM Service scope and what your organization could provide

 

Our six main program areas are:

  • Water – we have a variety of point of source and point of use water purification units that are available for deployment.

  • Medical – we have medical equipment and supplies, in addition to our RRT members who are medically trained as doctors, nurses, first responders, etc. available for deployment

  • Food – our domestic food program McAntony’s Menu provides packaged dry foods to food banks and social service organizations around the country, and this product would be available to deploy to communities affect by disaster.

  • Shelter – we have large tents to support critical infrastructure available for deployment

  • RescUAV – GlobalMedic has been using innovative Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology, commonly known as drones, to save lives since 2014. Using the latest technology, RescUAV can support rescuers and broadcast real-time information to responders to help plan access and evacuation routes, identify access barriers, and identify immediate hazards. RescUAV can also gather aerial imagery to produce detailed maps that provide invaluable data for creating comprehensive damage assessments, helping communities plan the rebuilding process, and identifying hazards to reduce the impact of future disasters.

  • Flood - We have a sandbagging machine and a group of trained Rapid Response Team volunteers on the SOPs and safety guidelines for the machine so that they can be deployed ahead of an anticipated flood event. Our Rapid Response Team members would be available to deliver the sandbagger and provide training on how to operate the equipment safely.

 

Services your organization provides in each pillar:

 

  1. Preparedness, Response, Recovery, Restoration

 

Preparedness:

  • Participation in joint exercises and planning with responders

  • Maintain a stockpile of water purification equipment, large scale tenting, rescue equipment (boats and UTVs), sand bagging equipment, water purification units, hygiene and clean up kits

 

Response

  • Water purification – a variety of point of source and point of use water purification units

  • Food –packaged dry foods for food banks and communities affected by disaster.

  • Shelter – large tents to support critical infrastructure

  • RescUAV – using the latest drone technology, RescUAV can support rescuers and broadcast real-time information to responders to help plan access and evacuation routes, identify access barriers, and identify immediate hazards. We can also gather aerial imagery to produce detailed maps that provide invaluable data for creating comprehensive damage assessments, helping communities plan the rebuilding process, and identifying hazards to reduce the impact of future disasters.

  • Flood – sandbagging machine and rescue equipment (boats and UTVs)

  • NFIs – personal hygiene kits and clean-up kits

 

Recovery:

  • Mucking and Mold Remediation

  • Case Management

  • Supply Chain Support

  • Distribution Management

 

Rebuilding:

  • Responsive programming with a focus on local job creation

 

  1. Capacity: (Human and Material Resources) What could your organization ‘bring to the table’ during a disaster in Ontario?

 

Our Rapid Response Team volunteers are available at a moment’s notice to deploy to disasters both domestic and abroad.