Paul Stephane Jaspar was born and raised in Prince Albert Sakatchewan. Paul knew as a child that he wanted to become an accountant, so it was a natural move for him to begin his career as an articling student with the local firm Tomney, Woodhouse and Co. soon after he graduated high school. After a few years of working in Prince Albert, he moved to Saskatoon to join the national firm of Price Waterhouse and Co. Paul obtained his Chartered Accountant’s designation in 1971, and except for a brief time in Calgary, has spent his entire career in Saskatoon – a city he adores. Paul became a partner in the accounting firm Thomson Jaspar and Associates in 1981 and remained there until his retirement in December 2011. In 1988, Paul was honoured to receive a fellowship from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan.
Paul has always believed that it is of utmost importance to give back to the community, and has made this his motto. He was a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan for 35 years in the Business Administration Certificate Program, taught at the Banff School of Advanced Management for several years, and has presented courses to groups such as the Law Society of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Real Estate Association and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, to name a few.
Some of Paul’s past community involvements include being a member of the University of Saskatchewan Senate, Past President of the Saskatoon Jaycees and Past President of the Saskatoon Chartered Accountants Association. He has also served on the Board of the Saskatoon Public Library, Persephone Theatre and Saskatoon Folk Fest.
For the past three years, Paul has consulted to Envirotec Services Incorporated as its Chief Financial Officer, and he continues to be very active in the community. Currently, he is Board Chair for TCU Place, Chair of the Saskatoon Pension Plan Benefits Committee, Vice Chair for the Saskatchewan Pension Plan, Vice-Chair of the Saskatoon Real Estate Commission, Treasurer of the 1989 Jeux Canada Games Foundation, Past-Chair and current member of the Public Liability Insurance Committee for AICA and advisor to the Saskatchewan Catholic Health Board.
Paul and his wife Jan enjoy spending time with their blended family of 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren. They travel extensively and especially enjoy spending time at their second home in Whitefish, MT. Always, they are happy to return to their friends and family in their favourite city- Saskatoon .