Jim Scott with his wife, Holly, are the proud parents of three adult children. Jim holds a Bachelor of General Studies Degree and a Masters of Arts Degree from the University of the Fraser Valley, focusing on aviation and the criminal justice system; the two areas of his professional career. For his ongoing professional and community service Jim has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor Award for Meritorious Service.
Jim’s interest in disabled soldiers started with his own son, who was injured in Afghanistan during 2010. As Jim came into contact with more injured soldiers returning from the Afghan Conflict, he learned of their disproportionately low settlements from Veterans Affairs Canada under the New Veterans Charter. Thereby Jim successfully approached the national law firm Miller Thomson to represent disabled Canadian soldiers across Canada, on a ‘pro bono’ basis, to seek a fair and equitable review of their benefits through the Courts.
To prevent these veterans from bearing the burden of the disbursement costs related to pursuing legal action, eg: air travel for soldiers to testify, medical reports and court costs, Jim formed a society to raise and distribute funds on behalf of disabled soldiers from all provinces and territories. Consequently, Jim Scott became the Founder and lead director in the formation of the Equitas Disabled Soldiers Funding Society, registered under the Society Act in British Columbia on September 19, 2011.