IHTEC was awarded the YMCA Canadian Peace Medal on November 17, 1998 in Mississauga Ontario. Nominated by: Douglas Moore.
IHTEC founder and president Julia Morton-Marr was honoured to be included as one of the '1000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe' nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.
“Julia Morton-Marr teaches children how to be citizens of the world. With an understanding that peace, justice, and the environment cannot be taught separately, Julia has developed curricula adopted in 3,500 schools in 34 countries. In 1993, Julia founded the International Holistic Tourism Education Centre and the International School Peace Gardens. An array of topics – from conflict resolution and cultural understanding, to geography and performing arts – are based on the three pillars of human sustainability, ecological integrity, social peace, and individual rights and responsibilities.”
IHTEC founder and president Dame Julia Morton-Marr DStG was ordained and knighted as a member of the Order of St. George, Grand Priory of Canada and the Americas on October 29, 2005.
Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion presented the City of Mississauga 'Civic Award of Recognition' to IHTEC founder and president Dame Julia Morton-Marr DStG on May 30, 2006.
IHTEC founder and president Julia Morton-Marr was accepted into the University of Hawaii Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International on April 11, 2005.
IHTEC founder and president Dame Julia Morton-Marr DStG was invited to the Canadian Parliament and was honoured to be asked to speak to staff and members of the House and Senate on International Women's Day, March 8, 2006.
On October 2, 2008, Julia Morton-Marr was recognized as one of the Canadian “Women Building Peace” by the Canadian Department of Peace Initiative and the Canadian Voice of
Women for Peace.
On January 19, 2010, the University of Toronto Chapter of PDK presented Julia Morton-Marr with their first 'E-Certificate' for studying their three sessions on Technology and for preparing a high level report. Click here to view a video of the presentation made by the late Susan Seidman of PDK Toronto and Dr. Bev Freedman, current president of PDK Toronto.
In 1997 IHTEC won the 'Elaine Burke Award' and the 'Ontario Parks Association (OPA) Community Parks Week 1997 Award'.
In December 1998, Mexican children sent 15,000 Christmas cards to students in Canada. The Mexico-Canada Children's Connection Christmas Card Exchange was organized by IHTEC Board Member Teresa Prieto of the Mexico-Canada Profressional Group.
On September 21, 2016, the Registry of World Citizens in Canada presented the World Citizenship in Action award to Julia Morton-Marr at their Peace Stone in Richard's Memorial Park, Mississauga Ontario. While this ceremony was taking place in Canada, IHTEC affiliates in Hawaii and Argentina were joining in with local celebrations of the International Day of Peace.
Click here to see photos of this event in the 'Canada' section of our photo album. Copies of Julia's acceptance speech, outlining several examples of how schools have applied the School Peace Garden concept around the world, are available in English and Spanish on the Teacher Resources page of this web site.