Pivot Legal Society and Canadian Drug Policy Coalition defend access to harm reduction at Federal Court of Canada
Businesses should not have the mandatory right to delay the provision of health services
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.
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.
Pivot Legal Society calls for systemic changes to police training and policy around mental health-related calls at coroner's inquest into the death of Tony Du
Police must focus on de-escalation instead of shooting to kill.
Executive Director Katrina Pacey to step down as leader of BC’s leading human rights legal advocacy organization
After 17 years with Pivot Legal Society, Pacey leaves the organization in its strongest and most energized phase yet.
Broad coalition of legal organizations calling for significant reform to British Columbia’s justice system
Pivot Legal Society, BC Civil Liberties Association, West Coast LEAF, and Community Legal Assistance Society have joined forced to urge the government to enact significant legal and policy reform in favour of marginalized, racialized, and Indigenous communities across British Columbia.
Among the recommendations include expanding BC’s prescription heroin program, reforming punitive and harmful drug laws, and addressing the stigma faced by people who use drugs.
Pivot Legal Society applauds opening of Toronto’s first pop-up safe injection site and urges federal government to expedite approvals of pending site applications
Harm reduction advocates opened Toronto's first "pop-up" safe injection site at Moss Park over the weekend. It was a courageous and compassionate move that will save countless lives in the context of a public health emergency.
Residents of Anita Place homeless encampment in Maple Ridge have filed court proceedings against the Province of British Columbia for leaving them with nowhere to go but the streets.