Founder and Executive Director, David McAntony Gibson Foundation/Global Medic
Rahul Singh founded the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (GlobalMedic) in 1999 to honour the memory of his best friend who tragically lost his life in 1998. In just 11 years, Singh’s tireless efforts have resulted in a globally recognized, innovative and efficient organization. He has personally led over 30 GlobalMedic missions around the world. Singh has been a professional emergency worker since 1988. Currently he serves the citizens of Toronto as a frontline Paramedic. Singh has also worked on capacity building missions for the UN. Combining a passion for humanitarian assistance with a frontline emergency perspective, Singh created GlobalMedic’s unique operational mandate of providing efficient and cost effective disaster relief in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe with professional emergency workers. Prime Minister Harper presented Singh with the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s 2006 Humanitarian of the Year Award, Singh also received the William Allen Award from Toronto EMS in 2004. In 2010, Singh was on Time Magazine's List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and received the Caldwell Partners award for the Top 40 Under 40 in Canada. He received the Premiers Award – Health Sciences in 2011 and in 2012, Singh was invested as an Officer of the Order of Ontario.