Rahul Singh (paramedic)

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Rahul Singh at the Time 100 ceremony in 2010

Rahul Singh, OOnt (born October 1970 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Toronto paramedic and the founder and Executive Director of GlobalMedic, a humanitarian relief organization that provides disaster relief in areas affected by natural disasters or complex emergencies. [1] Since founding GlobalMedic in 1998, Singh has led 30 international missions with the organization.

Honours[edit]

Singh’s work around the world has been widely recognized. For his work with GlobalMedic, Singh was named to the 2010 Time 100 list of "The World's Most Influential People".[2] He was a recipient of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award” in 2009. [3] The Globe and Mail included him on the list of “Canadians changing the world” [4] and he was chosen by the Toronto Star as one of 12 “Canadians changing the way we think.” [5] In 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper presented him with the ICCC’s “Humanitarian of the Year Award.” In 2012, he was made a member of the Order of Ontario.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GlobalMedic. "Mission Statement". GlobalMedic website. GlobalMedic. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  2. ^ Bellerive, Jean-Max (2010-04-29). "The 2010 TIME 100: Rahul Singh". Time.com.
  3. ^ Virmond, Kira (June 3, 2010). "Canada's Top 40 Under 40". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  4. ^ Weeks, Carly (Dec 31, 2011). "Canadians Changing the World - The Crusaders". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  5. ^ Ward, Olivia (Jan 8, 2012). "12 Canadians changing the way we think". Toronto Star. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  6. ^ "27 Appointees Named To Ontario's Highest Honour".