Paul Zysman

Board chair and founder

Vancouver, Canada

  • Community organizer
  • Educator


Paul Zysman is the founder of Community Evolution. Passionate about life and about making the world a better place, Paul has been an educator for most of his life. Focused on contributing to positive social change, he started training community organizers in Zambia in the 1960s.

Between long stints of travel and living in tropical countries, Paul has engaged in social work in Quebec & Ontario in the 1970s & in British Columbia in the 1980s, and community development and popular education in Montreal in the 1970s.

Paul founded ILSC language schools in 1991 and Greystone College in 2003. In expanding these schools around the world, that are people- and student-centric, Paul perceives himself to be a steward, creating well-being.