The Pivot Blog
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 is Not Human Trafficking: Pivot's Submission to Canada's Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
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.
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
Pivot Legal Society fights to abolish mandatory ‘victim fine surcharge’ from Criminal Code at Supreme Court of Canada
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.
Vancouver resident pledges $1 million dollars to Pivot Foundation. Money will support initiatives aimed at tackling overdose crisis
Thank you to Rob and his family for believing in #PivotLegal and the work we do helping society's most marginalized communities.