Pivot works in partnership with communities affected by poverty and social exclusion to identify priorities and develop solutions to complex human rights issues. Our work is focused in four policy areas: police accountability, drug policy, homelessness, and sex workers’ rights.
As a legal society, we recognize that Pivot is entrenched and complicit in colonial structures which continue to disadvantage Indigenous peoples and ignore the existence and legitimacy of Indigenous law, legal systems, and systems of governance. These colonial structures similarly disadvantage racialized communities and people who experience poverty. Our Board and staff continue to take up organizational work related to decolonization, equity, diversity, and inclusion. As an organization that has historically predominantly been led by white settlers, we understand that our team has a long way to go to truly be accomplices to Indigenous peoples in shifting the colonial default, and we are committed to ongoing learning across our organization.
~ Stephen Mussell, Board Chair & Drew Dennis, Executive Director
Using the law as a catalyst for positive social change, Pivot Legal Society works to improve the lives of marginalized communities.