As a community activist, Paul is a member of Scarborough Transit Action and Respect Scarborough, and a co-founder of West Scarborough Community Action. He is a columnist on city politics and education issues with the Scarborough Bluffs Advocate monthly community newspaper.
As a public high school teacher in the Toronto District School Board, Paul has taught Geography, World Religions and English, and coached athletics at Birchmount Park Collegiate and Winston Churchill Collegiate in Scarborough. As an adult educator at the City Adult Learning Centre, he taught classes in ESL Civics and Careers with newcomers and refugees to Canada.
Paul is currently completing his PhD in Geography at York University. He also holds a Masters Degree in Work & Society from McMaster University.