Pivot Legal Society

Pivot Legal Society is a non-profit legal advocacy organization located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Pivot is not a legal clinic or legal aid organization. Our mandate is to use the law strategically to achieve widespread social change affecting society's most marginalized. We work with low-income communities to develop legal strategies to address systemic problems affecting large numbers of people, and do not provide drop-in legal services or offer legal advice over the phone.

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This kit is intended for YIMBYs: people who understand the value of addressing homelessness, addictions, and mental illness in a proactive and positive way through safe and supportive housing, and who want to say “yes” ...
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What you need to know before you call 911 at the scene of an overdose. Not everyone will be safe from arrest when and if police attend.
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The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act was meant to safeguard people who call 911 at the scene of an overdose. But it won't protect everyone. This resource provides more information on when an individual will be ...
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In cooperation with BC Association of People on Methadone (BCAPOM), Pivot has produced 15,000 methadone patients rights cards. Faced with systemic abuse and discrimination from unethical physicians, pharmacists and ...
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When police stop and question you in public there are clear parameters to when you need to answer, and when you don't. This resource will help you understand those times.
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These cards will help residents better understand their rights and what they can do when their rights have been violated by private security.
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This card explains how the VPD’s new Guidelines require officers to prioritize sex workers’ safety over the enforcement of the prostitution laws. The rights card advises sex workers that the POLICE SHOULD NOT harass, ...
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Tenant privacy is very important. Vulnerable people need housing that makes them feel safe, secure and respected. This brochure is designed to give SRO landlords an overview of the laws related to tenant privacy in BC.
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A guide and resource for people who are facing eviction.
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