Equality Lifts Everyone

Pivot’s social change campaigns focus on breaking down systemic barriers to the full realization of human rights. At the core of all our work is a deep commitment to challenging laws and policies that undermine the dignity of those most on the margins or that intensify poverty and social exclusion. We take a bottom-up approach to law reform, working collaboratively with people impacted by poverty and marginalization to develop a vision for change that will make a meaningful difference in their lives. Whether mounting a challenge to a municipal bylaw or to a section of the Criminal Code of Canada, we focus our energy on cases with the greatest potential to make lasting systemic change.

Project Inclusion

About the project A complex web of laws, regulations and policies affect the lives and the health of people who are marginalized as a result of homelessness, substance use, or...

Homelessness

On any given night, 35,000 people in Canada will be homeless; thousands will have no other option than to live in parks and other public spaces. Despite this reality, many...

Sex Workers' Rights

Sex workers in Canada have been ongoing targets of violence and discrimination. Our country’s laws have treated sex workers as though their lives are disposable. Street-based sex workers in Vancouver’s...

Police Accountability

The police occupy a uniquely powerful role in our society. For people who are marginalized as a result of poverty, disability, or ethnicity, that power can be experienced as oppressive....

Drug Policy

A failed global war on drugs has had a devastating effect on our communities. The criminalization of drug use has led to an epidemic of infectious disease and overdoses, and...