Peer Support Specialist
Victoria, BC

Scott Heron

Scott was born and raised in Victoria and graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in social work in 1987. He joined Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) when it was still known as the BC Paraplegic Association (BCPA) in December 1988.

For over 30 years, he has counselled individuals and families of those who have experienced traumatic spinal cord injuries, as well as people with other physical disabilities. He also provides assistance throughout Victoria and South Vancouver Island in all areas of community living to enhance the independence, self-reliance, and full community participation of people living with physical disabilities.

Scott’s broad shoulders betray a 20-year obsession with wheelchair sports. Since 1984 he has participated in volleyball, basketball, athletics (javelin, shot-put, and discus), weight lifting and racquetball. He was a five-time provincial champion in field events when he retired to focus on his favourite sport, racquetball.
Scott went on to take top spot in the National ‘B’ division in wheelchair racquetball in 1990. Due to a neck injury, he left Racquetball in 1994 holding 7th place in the National ‘A’ rankings, only to return in 1997 to take 3rd place in the National Racquetball Championships. He is now retired from competitive wheelchair sports but continues to enjoy hand-cycling and fishing with his children.

Scott has four children: Nikita, 30, married to David (with Grandsons Liam and Lucas, and Granddaughters Macie Faith, Liana, and Arianna), Mikayla, 22, married to Diego, Breanna, 18 and Joshua 12. Scott also served as a foster parent for over 12 years and fostered more than 40 children over that time

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