Keep The Promise (KTP) is a two-year national campaign to re-ignite public commitment to ending child poverty in Canada and engage children and youth in this effort. The campaign was launched in 2013 by the June Callwood Coalition to End Child Poverty.
KTP is led by a coalition of volunteers, inspired by June Callwood’s example and deeply committed to advancing this vision. The members are recognized leaders in the arts, education, the media, law, refugee work and social change. They include Rabbi Arthur Bielfeld, Mary Jo Leddy, James Bartleman, Sally Armstrong, Pedro Barata, Anna Porter, Arlene Perly Rae, Valerie Pringle, Molly Johnson, Laurel Rothman and Michael Cooke.
Many of KTP’s members and friends were involved in the June Callwood Campaign Against Child Poverty, launched in the 1990s. That campaign, organized and led by June Callwood, played an instrumental role in shaping public opinion and influencing public policy on child poverty in the first decade of this century.