Pivot Points

Pivot aims to tell stories that inspire, educate, raise awareness about issues facing people living in poverty and to affect positive change that will improve their lives. We believe that a well-designed, thoughtful publication, press release, or blog post in the hands of the right decision maker, journalist, or member of the public can be a vehicle for meaningful social change. We work with a large network of talented communications volunteers that help us produce everything from our website and blog to our newsletter and reports.



This morning, September 29, the British Columbia Supreme Court released its ruling on an application brought by the City of...
In 2012, Louise Lagimodiere was ticketed by Vancouver police for illegally selling items on East Hastings Street, where she vends...
Big and exciting changes are afoot at Pivot. Last week, we said farewell to Peter Wrinch, our incredible, now former,...
In July I had the privilege of attending the Central European University summer school in Budapest at the invitation of...


Pivot Legal Society is leading a challenge of the City of Vancouver’s bylaws prohibiting street vending.
Every two days someone in British Columbia is injured by a police dog. Police Service Dog (PSD) bites are the...
On December 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a landmark decision that substantially reshaped Canada’s legal framework regarding...


Vancouver, B.C. [September 29]—Pivot Legal Society is holding a press conference today following the B.C. Supreme Court’s delivery of two...
Vancouver, B.C. [September 26]—The City of Vancouver has failed to provide adequate shelter alternatives to Oppenheimer Park campers, placing dozens...
Vancouver, B.C. [September 22]—On Tuesday, September 23, the provincial court of B.C. will deliver its decision on a Pivot Legal...
Ottawa, ON [July 7]—More than 200 legal experts from across Canada are urging the federal government to consider the harmful...


Click here to download (pdf) Ten years ago, shortly after Pivot had begun to take shape as a legal advocacy...
Click here to download (pdf) When Pivot started the Hope in Shadows project in 2003, we knew that it would...
Click here to download (pdf) January 19, 2012 was an incredible day for justice. For the first time in Canadian...
Click here to download (pdf) Imagine a new family was looking to move to your block and your neighbours saying,...


Carolyn Wong interviews Surita Parashar and Valerie Nicholson on Pivot Points radio.  Surita and Valerie are conducting research with people...
Scott Bernstein explains why Pivot is representing low-income tenants from Vancouver's Olympic Village housing complex who are receiving huge heating...
Pivot lawyer Doug King talks about 11 more ex-tenants who are launching legal action against slumlord George Wolsey. Live from the press...
Katrina Pacey talks with Paul Ryan about the original Pivot publication, thestatement for police rights card which has been produced since...

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