Totally outRIGHT Ottawa 2019 will run March 16, 17, 23, 30
Registration is open!
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What is Totally outRIGHT Ottawa?
Totally outRIGHT Ottawa is a free, four-day leadership program for guys into guys, whether cis or trans, ages 19-29, interested in meeting other guys, learning more about their sexual health and overall well being, and connecting with community leaders and health professionals. Over four full-day sessions, participants can expect to engage in a series of workshops, presentations, and interactive learning activities, to engage the wider issues and concerns of their communities.
Feedback from our participants:
“Totally outRIGHT Ottawa has improved my knowledge base, self-image and self-esteem and helped me with my academic research. It has given me a more nuanced perspective on the gay community and made me want to participate more fully in gay men’s sexual health”
“I really appreciated the extensive steps taken to have inclusion for persons with disabilities. Everyone went above and beyond the standard liberal notions of accommodation. This course really changed my life and perspective in a positive way, and I am deeply glad that places like the AIDS Committee of Ottawa exist because it means that there is a place for people like me in the non-governmental sector.”
“Totally outRIGHT Ottawa has opened my thoughts on certain subjects, sex education, and beyond, which will help me with further volunteering and in my career”
“The program created a safe space to talk about how you felt without the fear of judgment”
“It was a great way to meet new people and allowed for a lot of self-discovery”
What happens at Totally outRIGHT Ottawa?
Over four days (March 16, 17, 23, 30), participants have the opportunity to meet other guys through a number of interactive activities and workshops. The program also supports the development of knowledge and skills related to:
- HIV and STI transmission, testing, treatment, and prevention
- Accessing health care in Ottawa
- Mental health
- Self-awareness, self-expression, sexual identity, and ‘coming out’
- Body image
- Community activism
Who is Totally outRIGHT Ottawa for?
Totally outRIGHT Ottawa is for young gay, bi, two-spirit, queer and other guys who are into guys, both cis or trans (GBT2Q), ages 19-29, in the Ottawa area.
Where does Totally outRIGHT Ottawa take place?
Totally outRIGHT Ottawa will take place at 25One Community Space (where MAX’s offices are located) at 251 Bank street. The space is wheelchair accessible and has an all-gender and wheelchair accessible washroom. OC Transpo tickets will also be made available for anyone to cover transportation costs.
When does Totally outRIGHT Ottawa take place?
Totally outRIGHT Ottawa 2019 will run on:
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, March 17
Saturday, March 23
Saturday, March 30
The program runs from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm on these days, which includes lunch and breaks.
What do participants get out of Totally outRIGHT Ottawa?
Participants of Totally outRIGHT Ottawa have the opportunity to:
- Connect with other guys into guys
- Network and learn from community leaders
- Gain a greater understanding of local initiatives
- Become better acquainted with local organizations and community partners
- Receive updates on job postings, peer worker positions, volunteer opportunities, advisory committee positions
- Receive regular updates on opportunities to engage through events, festivals, workshops, or conferences
Is there a cost for Totally outRIGHT Ottawa?
Totally outRIGHT Ottawa is provided to participants completely free of charge, including lunches and snacks during the program. We also offer OC Transpo tickets to cover transportation costs.