The Pivot Blog

Ending stigma begins with discussion - Insight from someone personally affected by the opioid crisis #SupportDontPunish
2017 was a strong year of growth for our organization. Along with significant victories in court, we expanded our work outside the Lower Mainland and began research projects and advocacy that will help ensure the health, safety, and human rights of marginalized communities.
Sex work and human trafficking are not the same. Confusing the two harms those engaged in consensual sex work, who, like all of us, deserve a right to safety and security.
Anita Place has become Canada's longest-standing community-organized, public encampment in living memory
This vestige of the Harper government harms people affected by homelessness, sex workers, and those who use drugs. It must be abolished.
The mandatory victim fine surcharge is an unjust law threatening the health and safety of marginalized communities. Listen to our legal arguments as we challenge the law alongside our friends at Rosenberg Kosakoski LLP
The move will threaten the health and safety of sex workers but also the autonomy and freedom of the internet for us all.
The mandatory nature of the surcharge threatens the health and safety of marginalized communities.
The surcharge entrenches marginalized communities in poverty and forces them to make choices that threaten their health and safety. It is a dangerous vestige of the Harper government and must go.
The war on drugs perpetuates harms and has corrupted the system. It's also completely ineffective. This former undercover cop tells us how and why.
Our current drug policies are fuelling human fatalities and organized crime.
Thank you to Rob and his family for believing in Pivot and the work we carry out.
Thank you to Rob and his family for believing in #PivotLegal and the work we do helping society's most marginalized communities.
The Vancouver Police Department received the most complaints from the public, followed by Abbotsford.
Provincial government to increase funding to legal aid and child care.