Jean-Paul Bernard was born and raised in a small French community of Prince Edward Island where he often returns to spend holidays with his parents, five siblings, nieces and nephews, and of course lifelong friends. He graduated from high school in 1990 and received his Mechanical Engineering degree from the Université de Moncton in 1995. At that time, he worked as an Internet Technical Support Agent in PEI and in Edmonton, Alberta.
Then, Mr. Bernard proceeded to get his Bachelor of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's and taught at his old high school for 3 years. Ready for new challenges, he moved again to Edmonton and started a small roofing company. Eventually, he applied successfully and was offered a job teaching high school at Mackenzie Mountain School in Norman Wells in 2007. The year after, he took a year to work as a Computer Technician in Edmonton. Afterward, he returned to the Sahtu region to teach at Chief Albert Wright School in September of 2009 and eventually working as an IT Consultant at the Sahtu Divisional Education Council in January 2011 where he has been ever since. As other social engagements, he enjoys coaching soccer, has served as the Sahtu Regional President and Vice-President of the NWTTA, Vice-President North of the NWT Soccer Association, and is an active member of the Norman Wells Volunteer Fire Department. He is honoured and privileged to serve the members of the community of Norman Wells as a member of council and is always open to hear from community members for suggestions and concerns.
Phone number: 867-587-6682
E-mail address: Councillor_Bernard@normanwells.com