International Forum for Peace, Security & Prosperity

The International Forum for Peace, Security & Prosperity (IFPSP), a federally registered “Not for Profit” corporation in Canada, was founded in 2019 with the mission to learn from our past, to educate and inform future generations of the history of peace in the world, and to bring a heightened level of reasoning to the discussion of what achieves, in this digital age, lasting peace, security and prosperity. 

Our Vision

Social, economic, cultural and technological prosperity can only be built on the basis of peace and security for all.

Peace and security relies on the capacity to apply force to ensure justice, while safeguarding democracy and freedom.

Our Mission

To bring together leaders, policy-makers, researchers, students, and the public, through conferences, online events, and interactive publications. 

By involving representatives from the justice system, public order and the profession of arms, we collaboratively explore the role of the military, institutions of public order, and justice, in establishing the basis for a flourishing global community based on peace and prosperity.

Our Approach

The founding concept is, without justice, there can be no peace; without security, there can be no justice. Only when justice and security enable freedom, can sustainable peace support the development of a society and its ultimate prosperity.

Thank you to Our 2024 Partners and Sponsors

2024 Participating Academies & Universities

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The first virtual forum for students from

Saint-Jean-Eudes high school in Quebec City

On the afternoon of April 12, 30 students from grades 10 to 12 gathered in our school library to take part in the inter-regional virtual forum entitled Peace, Security & Prosperity, Youth Meeting 2024, a reflection on the principles of Positive Peace and the eight pillars that support it. 

Mr. Richard Giguère, a retired general in the Canadian Armed Forces who teaches at the Université Laval’s École supérieure d’études internationales, and eight of his graduate students in political science and international relations, respectively, gave the opening address and moderated the discussion groups. We’d like to extend our warmest thanks to them for sharing this wonderful experience with us. Congratulations to all our students for preparing so well for this event and for their dynamism during the exchanges!

Also, Colonel Marc Grondin (ret.) and Mr. Steve Gregory, both from the International Forum for Peace, Security and Prosperity, came to our school to present Grade 12 student Hedi Manai with the prize he recently won for 3rd place in the “essay” category of the IFPSP competition. On March 20, Hedi presented his essay online at the third panel of the fourth edition of the IFPSP, held in Palermo, Sicily.

In Saint-Jean-Eudes, the virtual forum held on April 12 was the culmination of the first phase of a more global project that should continue until 2025-2026, allowing us to mark the 250th anniversary of the American invasion of the Province of Quebec in 1775-1776, 15 years after the British Conquest of 1760. Since last fall, the other stages of this first phase have been as follows:

  • Conference by Mr. François Fournier on his work for the UN in Haiti, to mark the International Day of Peace in September;
  • A lecture by Colonel Marc Grondin (ret.) to mark Remembrance Day in November; 
  • Three of our 12th grade students took part in the IFPSP student competition.

And last December, another lecture was added to this series of planned activities: a lecture given by Mr. Jean-René Beauchemin, a former student of Saint-Jean-Eudes, about his work in Africa for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Many thanks to Mr. Richard Giguère’s team, the SJE management team and the IFPSP organizers for making these events possible throughout the current school year.

Michel Arsenault,

History and Spanish teacher

École secondaire Saint-Jean-Eudes

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