Equality Lifts Everyone
Pivot’s social change campaigns focus on breaking down systemic barriers to the full realization of human rights. At the core of all our work is a deep commitment to challenging laws and policies that undermine the dignity of those most on the margins or that intensify poverty and social exclusion. We take a bottom-up approach to law reform, working collaboratively with people impacted by poverty and marginalization to develop a vision for change that will make a meaningful difference in their lives. Whether mounting a challenge to a municipal bylaw or to a section of the Criminal Code of Canada, we focus our energy on cases with the greatest potential to make lasting systemic change.
Drug Policy Reform
A failed global war on drugs has had a devastating effect on our communities. The criminalization of drug use has led to an epidemic of infectious disease and overdoses, and...
Homes For All
On any given night, 35,000 people in Canada will be homeless; thousands will have no other option than to live in parks and other public spaces. Despite this reality, many...
Criminalization & Policing
Policing, which we interpret to include broad systems of criminalization – including police and prisons, as well as security guards and bylaw enforcement - are key drivers of exclusion in...
Anti-Stigma & Poverty
Exposing stigma in the fight to enshrine human rights protections for people living in poverty