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MAX Welcomes New Staff

July 23, 2020

Prioritizing the health and wellness needs of GBT2Q guys into guys in 2020 has certainly brought new challenges. MAX Ottawa has been doing it’s best to adapt to help meet those needs. In addition to moving into a new office and searching for a new Executive Director, MAX is also…

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Transitions at MAX

July 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world as we know it. Over the past few months, MAX has been working hard to adapt to the emerging health and wellness needs of our communities with innovative initiatives. Additionally, MAX is undergoing other important transitions for our organization. We have moved! You…

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MAX's computer lending program

MAX Ottawa boosts support for older guys into guys during COVID-19

July 2, 2020

The new technology-lending program will help older GBT2Q adults stay connected during the pandemic. MAX Ottawa is set to launch a new technology-lending program that will strive to help older gay, bisexual, Two-Spirit, and queer men (GBT2Q) stay connected during the pandemic, in partnership with the Ottawa Senior Pride Network…

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Sexual Health Testing Services in Ottawa

June 15, 2020

Dear Dr. Etches,  First off, on behalf of MAX Ottawa, I wish to extend my sincere gratitude for the work and great efforts you and the rest of the Ottawa Public Health team have expended to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our communities in these challenging and unprecedented…

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Statement of Solidarity against Anti-Black Racism

June 5, 2020

MAX Ottawa stands in solidarity with activists rallying against anti-Black racism and police violence globally and here in Canada.

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Finding Pride Through Art

June 4, 2020

Hi, my name is Mikey (he/him). For the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of being involved with MAX Ottawa. I’ve always been interested in exploring creative art projects since childhood. As such, I have taught myself  a variety of arts and crafts that includes being a trained 2D…

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Dasa and Jason are members of the organizing community for Dragonfruit Collective, based in Ottawa, Canada. Dragonfruit aims to showcase Queer Asian performers, movies, and artists, and as well as to provide an inclusive and safer space for LGBTQ+ folks in the Asian community to mingle and have fun. Contact: Instagram: @dragxncollective

The (In)existence of LGBT Asian Spaces

May 23, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many have returned home to self-isolate with their loved ones and families to prevent further spread of the virus. Home to many of us is where we feel safe and loved, but to LGBT+ folks, and especially those who are B/I/PoC, the feeling of an accepting…

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Blog post banner: Building Community, One Dice at a Time written by Martin Lee, he/him, about his community maximizer project Dungeons and Daddies.

Daddies and Dragons!

May 6, 2020

Building Community…One Dice at a Time! As a young queer man, I spent a large portion of my time surrounded by straight friends in high school. One of the activities I remember fondly was playing dungeons and dragons (D&D), but it was never something that the other gay guy in…

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New Mental Health Support for Guys into Guys During the Pandemic

April 29, 2020

MAX Ottawa launches new mental health program to better address the needs of GBT2Q guys amid the COVID-19 public health crisis. As of next week, guys into guys can begin to schedule appointments for peer support sessions with volunteers who will provide a listening ear, as well as referrals and…

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MAX Celebrates 2020 National Volunteer week

Volunteer Week 2020

April 20, 2020

Happy National Volunteer Week to all of MAX Ottawa Volunteers! Volunteers play a crucial part in the daily life of MAX and we want to celebrate all that they do for the community. We cannot do our work without our volunteers. For that reason, we launched a social media campaign…

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Getting involved with fundraising blog piece written by Leonard Halladay

Getting Involved With Fundraising

April 20, 2020

Leonard Halladay, board members at MAX Ottawa, shares why he started a fundraising campaign for MAX

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Guys into Guy's Health and COV19

Health and COVID-19

March 17, 2020

As public health officials give us more direction around managing risk and symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, let’s remember to take care of our holistic health. On this page, you’ll find resources and tips for how to take care of your holistic health and wellness. This includes: MAX’s tips for…

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