Our Founder

Joyce ScottJoyce Scott is a truly remarkable woman, soft spoken but powerful! Joyce is recognized locally, provincially and internationally for her devotion to causes and her willingness to lead by example.

In addition to having founded Independent Living Halton, her accomplishments include:

  • Province of Ontario – Community Action Award
  • Toastmasters International – International Distinguished Toastmaster Award
  • Toastmasters International – Hall of Fame
  • Milton Chamber of Commerce – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • United Way of Milton – Founding Director
  • Milton Businesswomen’s Breakfast – Founding Member
  • Milton District Hospital Auxiliary – Active Member
  • Broker/Owner of Joyce Scott Real Estate Inc.

Joyce’s dedication to Independent Living Halton and Deborah’s Home is legendary. Joyce is a positive voice for issues relating to the disabled in our community. Her devotion to her daughter, Deborah, allows Joyce to effectively empathize and advise families in similar circumstances and opportunities to serve the disabled. Joyce accepts this challenge with positive results for not only her family, but also the entire community. Building on personal experience, Joyce has developed initiatives that extend throughout the Regon of Halton and been an example for other countries as well.

At all levels of community and government, Joyce continues to advocate for access and services, programs and policies, acceptance and participation, support and right to dignified living and the full development of potential for persons with disabilities. In 1999 Lieutenant Governor Hillary Weston presented Joyce with the prestigious Community Action Award.

Her Toastmaster colleagues honoured her decades of active participation on all levels with the Distinguished Toastmaster Award, the highest recognition in the Toastmasters program and entry into the Toastmaster Hall of Fame. A leader in the local club, Joyce also served as District Secretary. As one of the first women in this organization, her leadership is yet another example of Joyce’s determination to maximize individual potential.

Joyce is well known as a leader in the community of Milton – a founding member/director of many organizations – and recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Gala.

In her persistent, yet gracious manner, Joyce continues to advocate and support the causes that benefit and develop the potential of all persons – enhancing their lives, and ours.