Read an update on Pivot’s decriminalization advocacy and our conditions for supporting and providing input on a made-in-BC model.
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“They know people don’t know their rights”: Daily street sweeps displace & dispossess unhoused DTES residents
Street sweeps are conducted every morning in the DTES. We must end this dehumanizing practice!
The Coalition of Peers Dismantling the War on Drugs, VANDU and Pivot recognize “Homelessness Action Week 2021”
The Vancouver Police Department is doubling down on the Trespass Prevention Program by expanding it, despite concerns.
We are going to the Supreme Court of BC to fight for Drug War Survivors right to have a space of their own in Surrey.
Full drug decriminalization is consistent with Canada's human rights obligations
28 health and human rights groups say BC's vaccine card plans intensifies discriminations against already marginalized groups
BC's proof of vaccination plan as it currently stands, fails to account for people who will face legitimate barriers to accessing a vaccine card.
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, Homeless Services Association of BC, and Pivot Legal Society write to address transit poverty and the role of TransLink in eradicating inequity within its ridership.
Black and Indigenous women in the Downtown Eastside in conversation about the Impacts of the drug poisoning crisis.
Pivot's Letter of Opposition regarding Motion B2 “Supporting Community-Led Public Safety in Mount Pleasant”
"Motion B2 assumes that policing is best-suited to respond to a myriad of social and economic issues, rather than grappling with what interventions could be made available through defunding police and investing in community-led crisis intervention."
You can refuse consent for law enforcement to seize or dump your alcohol because it violates your charter rights and undermines harm reduction.
Our 2020 Annual Report is out. You can read about our campaigns and public legal education efforts during an exceptionally difficult year of multiple public health crises.
"We are making the difficult decision to cease any involvement with the process. In order to move forward with defunding police while supporting community-led initiatives, police and/or police-adjacent organizations cannot be at the table. "
Legal and community-based organizations submit a formal Service and Policy complaint regarding the Vancouver Police Department’s Trespass Prevention Program (TPP). Complainants are calling for the termination of the TPP and a public accounting of its operations to-date.