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.



On July 8, I made a brief presentation to the Justice Committee hearings on Bill C-36, The Protection of Communities...
After an intensive weekend of deliberation, over 4000 images have been narrowed down to this year’s top 40 photos, and...
Last Friday, the Chief Justice of the B.C. Supreme Court heard the City of Abbotsford argue that our Pivot-led lawsuit...
Expect to see more missing and murdered women in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and across the country.


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...
Heroin-Assisted Treatment, or HAT, is a medical intervention that provides prescription, pharmaceutical-grade diacetylmorphine (heroin) to people with long-term opioid dependency...


Ottawa, ON [July 7]—More than 200 legal experts from across Canada are urging the federal government to consider the harmful...
Vancouver, B.C. [July 3]—Pivot Legal Society will defend a lawsuit seeking to protect the rights of Abbotsford's homeless people. 
Vancouver, B.C. [June 26] — Police dogs are the number one source of injury caused by police forces in British Columbia, according to...
Vancouver, B.C. [June 25]—On Thursday, June 26, Pivot Legal Society will release a report detailing the rise in injuries relating...


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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