History

The Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus Timeline

In 1990, two men in a car on a Colorado highway had a conversation about how to help men lead biblical, fulfilled lives.  This conversation soon turned into men’s conferences occurring through America with millions of men being challenged to live with a Christ-centered view of being a man under the brand, Promise Keepers.  

A group of Canadian men attended these events and had a desire to launch the same ministry in Canada. After a season of prayer, research, and planningPromise Keepers Canada was founded in 1995, as the first international expansion of the ministry. The ministry was established as uniquely Canadian with a separate Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Management Team, Staff and ministry plan. 

Since its inception, Promise Keepers Canada has been known most for hosting major men’s conferences across the country. These events have allowed us the privilege to speak to tens of thousands of men about being the men God has designed us to be.  

In the early 2010’s, our Board of Directors agreed that we wanted to be an organization that was focused on being a ministry more than a movement. In other words, while major events were still important to us, they are not how we wanted to be defined. The spiritual development of men required a more consistent and focused presence and we directed our energy to a variety of ministry programs which were designed to ignite and equip men to have a godly impact. 

In 2020, recognizing the growth in the digital world, Promise Keepers Canada re-branded as Impactus, in order to focus more on the online delivery method in order to minister to more men, no matter their location in the world.

 
1995
  • Official Launch of Promise Keepers Canada in Toronto, ON  
  • National Office established in Langley, BC 
 
1996

First year of Promise Keepers Canada Men’s Conferences 

 
1997
  • Seminar teaching ministry established 
  • National Office moved to Crossroads Centre, Burlington, ON
 
1999

WiseChoices ministry established providing Daily Devotional, New Man magazine, and messages on compact disc

 
2006

The Edge on GoodNews Sports television show aired

 
2008

SEVEN magazine launches to replace New Man magazine 

 
2011

Introduced new Promise Keepers Canada logo

 
2013
  • Missions trips begin in partnership with EduDeo Ministries
  • The Fatherless Project launches and trains hundreds of men to mentor youth from father absent families
 
2014

The Promise Keepers Canada Podcast launches to replace messages on CD 

 
2015

This Is Me TV launches as a way to invest in younger men 

 
2018
2020

Impactus launches