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.



Bill C-36: An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney...
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...


The federal government introduced Bill C-36 in early June 2014 in response to the 2013 Supreme Court of Canada unanimous decision...
Pivot Legal Society acted as a witness on Bill C-2, The Respect for Communities Act, before the Standing Committee on Public...
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.


Vancouver, BC [November 17]—The BC Civil Liberties Association and Pivot Legal Society reacted this afternoon to the findings contained in...
Vancouver, BC [November 6]—The federal government’s new prostitution legislation will put their lives in danger, according to a coalition of...
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...


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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