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.



Monday, August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.
Since 2011, Open Society Foundations has sponsored Lawyering on the Margins (LOTM), a unique global gathering of lawyers working with...
Photo by Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press When Bobbi O’Shea called for help while suffering an anxiety attack, she set off a...
Over the past month, the BC Supreme Court heard a landmark lawsuit involving the City of Abbotsford and members of...


The lawsuit BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (DWS) v City of Abbotsford was heard by the BC Supreme Court during a...
We, the undersigned, firmly believe that today’s anticipated Senate passage of Bill C-2, the so-called Respect for Communities Act, undermines...
Bill C-2, an Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, undermines the rights of people who use drugs...
The federal government introduced Bill C-36 in early June 2014 in response to the 2013 Supreme Court of Canada unanimous decision...


Vancouver, B.C. [August 6]—A landmark lawsuit involving a group of homeless people in Abbotsford who are challenging the constitutionality of...
Vancouver, BC [August 4]—Katrina Pacey, executive director of Pivot Legal Society, has been named been named by Canadian Lawyer as...
Vancouver, B.C. [July 30]—Final arguments will begin tomorrow in the B.C Supreme lawsuit involving the City of Abbotsford and its...
Vancouver, B.C. [June 26]—Pivot Legal Society is representing a group of homeless people in Abbotsford in a landmark lawsuit that...


Help Pivot protect the rights of vulnerable and marginalized Canadians by becoming a monthly donor or giving a meaningful one-time...
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...


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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