As president of The Hill Companies since 1978, Paul has achieved a number of noteworthy successes over the years. One of his most significant achievements was acquiring controlling interest of Crown Life in 1990 and moving the company to Regina from Toronto. The acquisition not only brought 1,200 jobs to Regina, it also expanded Saskatchewan’s GDP by two per cent and the city’s GDP by ten per cent. Crown Life is now owned by Canada Life and remains a significant presence in Regina.
Making Regina and Saskatchewan a better place to live is also very important to Paul and his wife, Carol. In the 1980s, the Hills had the opportunity to visit Mother Teresa in India with a group of CEOs and their families. They were very moved by the visit and asked Mother Teresa how they could help. Her message was for the group to return to Saskatchewan and help people in their own communities.
In 2006, the Hills launched the charitable One Life Makes a Difference Foundation. In 2011 they founded the Mother Teresa Middle School in Regina to help underprivileged children in grades 6, 7 and 8. The school provides a holistic approach to education, offering students an extended school day/year and a positive environment to learn and grow. The Hills also have supported the evolution of the University of Regina’s Faculty of Business Administration into the Paul J. Hill School of Business.
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Published June 2017.