June 4, 2021

Last Updated

September 27, 2023


The Muttart Foundation

Practice Area

Intersections and Innovations

David Lasby and Cathy Barr, Imagine Canada

David Lasby is director of research at Imagine Canada. His research interests include prosocial behaviours (giving, volunteering, and participating), determinants of trust in institutions, trends in the resourcing of charities and nonprofits, and strategies of organizational response to environmental change.

Cathy Barr is vice-president of research and strategic relationships at Imagine Canada. Previously, she was responsible for the creation and development of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. Her research interests include the history of Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector; the nature, evolution, and drivers of public opinion about charities and nonprofits; the determinants and measurement of organizational impact and success; and the relationship between the nonprofit sector and government.