Schmidt is the recently retired editor of the Catholic
New Times. He has given workshops on the social justice
and biblical ethics from Kitimat B.C. to Stepenville, Nfld.
In a lifetime of teaching he has been honoured by religion teachers
and colleagues at large. In 1991 he received the Ontario English
Teachers' Award of Merit, the highest distinction the association
grants. In 1998 he received the Glorya Nanne award for his writing
on Catholic education. In 2002 he received the Social Justice
Award from the Toronto Secondary Catholic Teachers Association.
In 2006 the Ontario Teachers’ Federation honoured him with
the Greer Memorial Award for his "outstanding commitment
to publicly funded education."
A pioneer in Holocaust studies, Schmidt was the first teacher
in Canada to systematically teach the Holocaust (1968) and has
done several workshops for the Holocaust Remembrance committee.
In 1993 he co-authored the Ministry of Education OAC course on
Philosophy. For 30 years Ted has taught courses on scripture and
social ethics as well as doing several series on biblical themes
An award winning columnist for the Catholic
New Times, Ted Schmidt has written and spoken widely across
Canada on the topics of Church and culture.