Data Gives Back is a unique social enterprise that helps companies drive financial and employee success through training and consulting services in support of grieving children and families. 25% of revenue is donated back to Seasons Centre for Grieving Children.

Seasons Centre for Grieving Children provides peer to peer support for children between the ages of 5 and 24 years who are grieving the death of an immediate family member. The Centre is founded on the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment.

Our Mission

Data Gives Back is first and foremost a social enterprise using revenue generated in helping clients drive financial and employee success through our training and consulting services, to support grieving children and families, increase awareness of mental health issues and continually improve our sustainability credentials - leaving the world a better place than we found it.

Social Responsibility

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As a social enterprise, our mission is to give back to specific charities and organizations focused on mental health through charitable giving and pro-bono support.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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DGB is a collaborative, supportive, and respectful environment that increases the participation and contribution of all employees, partners, and clients. We empower people by respecting and appreciating our differences, in age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, and national origin.


Empathic leadership is at the core of our business. We truly live the coaching mindset through emotional intelligence and a genuine care for the well-being of others.


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We strongly believe that successful and healthy relationships require trust and transparency to flourish. We commit to uphold the trust of our employees, partners and clients.

Our Team

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Joe Lyons-Rising


Joe helps business professionals become passionate and confident leaders while leaving their frustrations and anxieties behind. A business leader and former Insights Director with 17+ years of specialised Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service expertise, he is also a volunteer Executive Grief Ambassador for Seasons Centre for Grieving Children. Joe founded DGB as a social enterprise, donating 25% of gross revenue to Seasons Centre.

Joe has vast experience working with many of the top research, food and drug companies in Canada, across +70 categories. He has successfully trained more than 500 insights, sales and marketing professionals. A seasoned presenter and fact-based story teller, Joe has worked on over 1,000 sales presentations, helping teams to reach their goals.

Joe is a mental health advocate, a suicide loss survivor, an author and a keynote speaker. Joe addresses corporate groups and educational institutions on topics ranging from Empathy in the Workplace, to Social Entrepreneurship, to Fact-based Storytelling.

The best concert I ever attended: Jamiroquai

My book recommendation: Let That Sh*t Go by Nina Purewal and Kate Petriw

My hometown: London, ON and Barrie, ON

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Carly Lyons-Rising


Carly is the proud wife of Joe and co-owner of Data Gives Back Inc. Her experience in working for non-profit organizations as well as for the Provincial and Federal government bring a unique set of assets to the Data Gives Back team.

Carly’s exceptional interpersonal skills and compassion for helping others, paired with experience working with different levels of government and local media makes her a great fit for her role as VP of Public Relations.

Carly is dedicated to helping grieving children and their families by forging meaningful business relationships with clients, generating sales and in turn through quarterly donations to Seasons Centre for Grieving Children.

The best concert I ever attended: Alicia Keys

My book recommendation: The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

My hometown: Stouffville, ON and Oakville, ON

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Laura Bedal

Laura Bedal is an accountant with a passion for helping small businesses. She graduated from the Schulich School of Business (York U) with her BBA and earned her accounting designation (CPA, CMA). Laura is ahead of her industry in the skill of explaining complex financial reports to “non-financial” colleagues and clients. At her final corporate role, Laura gained experience working with several businesses and balancing their unique industry needs and several competing deadlines. It is this experience that led to Laura opening her own accounting firm where she takes her “big corporation” skills to help smaller businesses by-pass some learning curve while they turn their dream into reality.

When Laura isn’t supporting her clients, she is hanging out with her husband, Brian and their 3 sons (Jacob, Zach and Sam). She aims to make her clients feel as supported as her family makes her feel.

The best concert I ever attended: Bon Jovi

My book recommendation: Who Moved my Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson

My hometown: Toronto, ON

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Robb Gilbear



Robb’s journey hasn't been your typical one. He started his first business as a teenager, did cubicle time in big multinationals, toured from coast to coast as a DJ, and spent half a decade as a People & Culture leader in award-winning tech companies before launching Growth Habit.

Through it all, Robb has been driven by the desire to understand what makes businesses thrive regardless of the market conditions and what truly makes people more confident, creative, joyful, and impactful.

Since 2019, he has helped over 200 entrepreneurs and coaches launch and grow their businesses, including supporting Joe with Data Gives Back.

The best concert I ever attended: Prodigy at the Warehouse, Toronto

My book recommendation: The Obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holiday

My hometown: Toronto, ON

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