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.



As I watched city workers sweep across Oppenheimer Park today, dismantling tents and piling people’s possessions into storage bins and...
Next week, Pivot will be back in court representing homeless campers in Oppenheimer Park.
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...


At the public hearing into the discipline of Cst. Taylor Robinson, who was found guilty of Abuse of Authority and...
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...


Vancouver, B.C. [October 8]—On Wednesday, October 8, the B.C. Supreme Court will deliver its decision on a City of Vancouver...
Vancouver, B.C. [October 8]— Winning photographers, calendar vendors, and community members from the Downtown Eastside will gather today at Carnegie...
Vancouver, B.C. [October 6]—On Monday, October 6, the B.C. Supreme Court will begin hearing a City of Vancouver injunction aimed...
Vancouver, B.C. [October 3]—The sentencing hearing for a Vancouver Police Department officer who pushed a disabled woman to the ground...


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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