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.



I’m barely home from Ottawa and here we go again, readying for another challenge to mandatory minimum sentences.
Last summer Pivot represented Bobbi O’Shea, who courageously stood up to protect her rights and dignity. 
At the Supreme Court of Canada. That's me next to David Fai (centre), counsel for Joseph Lloyd, and Maia Tsurumi...
Every year, Options for Sexual Health (Opt) honours a Sexual Health Champion. This year, Opt is recognizing our very own...


For years, the homeless population of Abbotsford has been the target of city and police actions that have effectively made...
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...


Vancouver, B.C. [February 1]— Pivot Legal Society is intervening in two cases challenging mandatory minimum sentences being heard at the...
Vancouver, BC [January 21] — A BC Provincial Court justice has awarded an Aboriginal woman damages after she was jailed and...
Ottawa, ON [January 12] — Pivot Legal Society and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) will make oral submissions...
(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C.- December 10, 2015) Earlier this week, the Canadian Government announced the launch of the national inquiry...


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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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