The 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 throughout 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 planning, Promise 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 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 2010s, 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 that 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, becoming an online-centered, global ministry with the goal of reaching the next generation of men.
- Official Launch of Promise Keepers Canada in Toronto, ON
- National Office established in Langley, BC
First year of Promise Keepers Canada Men’s Conferences
- Seminar teaching ministry established
- National Office moved to Crossroads Centre, Burlington, ON
WiseChoices ministry established providing Daily Devotional, New Man magazine, and messages on compact disc
The Edge on GoodNews Sports television show aired
SEVEN magazine launches to replace New Man magazine
Introduced new Promise Keepers Canada logo
- Missions trips begin in partnership with EduDeo Ministries
- The Fatherless Project launches and trains hundreds of men to mentor youth from father absent families
The Promise Keepers Canada Podcast launches to replace messages on CD
This Is Me TV launches as a way to invest in younger men
- National Office moved to Harvester Rd, Burlington, ON
- The Seasons of Fatherhood by Kirk Giles is published
Impactus launches. The Ministry name becomes Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus
The ministry name becomes Impactus | Promise Keepers Canada
The Impactus Young Mans Podcast is launched
The name of the ministry officially becomes Impactus