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MAX OTTAWA

MAX provides health and wellness services and programs for guys into guys in Ottawa.

Services For You

Programs For You & Your Community

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strategic plan (2019-2022)

Services For You
MAX offers individual support and education services by and for guys into guys in the Ottawa region.

We also offer service provider training for healthcare professionals.

Need Help navigating mental health services?

 

MAX can help create a navigation plan, connecting you to the proper resources.

For You & Your Community
MAX offers group programs, community support and education services by and for guys into guys.

Our programs foster connection and combat isolation through the creation of community-led social spaces where guys into guys can congregate.

MAX PROGRAMMING for

GUYS INTO GUYS

Join us at one of our fun events!

Health & Wellness Campaigns
Learn about your health & what matters most to you.

MAX is proud to support health and wellness campaigns from our allied organizations that help guys into guys make smart decisions about their health.

Our Campaigns

Get Stoked About Your Health

With our partners we have launched some campaigns to better equip yourself.

Strategic Direction

MAX wanted to share our strategic plan as widely as possible for many reasons. One, as a THANK YOU gift to all of the people who shared their time and words with us. Two, we want to be held accountable to what guys into guys told us they wanted and needed in order to achieve maximum health and wellness. Three, we want to make sure that listening to community needs remains a constant priority for us.

Strategic Direction

(2019-2022)

See what we have planned over the next few years.

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MAX Ottawa’s Response to COVID-19

As Ottawa’s health and wellness connection for guys into guys, MAX is working hard to keep our commitment to maximize the health and wellness of our communities. As such, we have added this COVID-19 response page to serve as a resource for guys into guys to maintain their mental, social, sexual, physical, emotional, and spiritual health during this crisis.

Our Services

MAX offers the following services for people and for healthcare providers.

For You

MAX offers individual support and education services by and for guys into guys in the Ottawa region.

For You & Your Community

MAX offers group programs, community support and education services by and for guys into guys.

For Your Service Providers

MAX offers support and education services to the healthcare providers that serve guys into guys in the Ottawa Region.

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Peer Support Program

Our new volunteer peer support program can connect you to a listening ear.

 

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Mental Healh Navigation

MAX can help create a plan, connecting you to the proper resources through our 3 step approach!

Harm reduction services

Harm Reduction Services

MAX is excited to announce the opening of the In-Person and Online Harm Reduction Dispensing Program!

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"The List" is Ottawa's Wednesday to Thursday guide for GBT2Q+ guy friendly events.

Check back every Wednesday for updates!

News & Views

Check out all the latest happenings at MAX and your Ottawa Guys into Guys community.

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September 3, 2020

Wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer, and social distancing aren’t the only ways you can take charge of your health. For the GBTQ2 community, COVID-19 hits close to home, reminiscent of the spread of HIV almost forty years ago. It was a shapeless power that stigmatized an entire community. In…

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Stronger Together

August 21, 2020

New health services during COVID-19 We recognize the need for increased access to MAX’s community programming, particularly for vulnerable segments of GBT2Q guys into guys during the pandemic.  Over the past few months, MAX Ottawa has launched new programs and services to address community mental health, harm reduction support, and…

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Pride 2020/Fierte 2020

August 13, 2020

MAX’s Staff and volunteers share what Pride 2020 means to them! Le personnel et les bénévoles de MAX partagent ce que la Fierté 2020 signifie pour eux !  Mat Adams shared… Pride 2020 has been an opportunity to reflect on how we are able to connect even though we are…

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Featured Videos

Watch some of our short videos to better understand the work we do.

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Getting Involved

Join MAX Ottawa in either volunteering, employment or donate to us!

Volunteer


Become a volunteer and join MAX’s team! MAX is THE place in the National Capital Region for guys into guys to volunteer for and with other guys into guys!

Donate


MAX is working to improve the health and wellness for guys into guys in the capital region. MAX Ottawa, legally called the Ottawa Gay Men's Wellness Initiative, is a charitable organization.

Campaigns

MAX is proud to support health and wellness campaigns from our allied organizations that help guys into guys make smart decisions about their health.

Equip Yourself


Equip Yourself is an education campaign created by and for guys who are into guys (cis and trans) living in the nation's capital region. It provides you with information on combining sexual health practices and services to promote your health!

The Sex You Want


The Sex You Want Campaign, created by The Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance, has a fun, sex-positive site to help you access the sexual health information to many commonly asked questions.

Boom


BOOM is a fun new online resource for young guys who like guys launched by the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) to help explore sexuality, identity, and more.