Updates from Acting Executive Director

By MAX Ottawa / October 17, 2020

Greetings, While I understand that these are unprecedented times, I sincerely hope you are staying safe, connected and finding support in ways that are meaningful. From isolation and stress to financial insecurity, the pandemic has certainly affected all of us in a number of ways. I’ve seen the numbers and it is assured that the…

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Giving Back with MAX

By MAX Ottawa / September 29, 2020

Supporting health and wellness for guys into guys  As the pandemic rages on, affecting every part of our society, one thing remains steadily true:  the queer community continues to be one of the hardest hit. Due to COVID-19, queer people face more challenges with employment security, financial security, and physical and mental health.  Impact of…

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By MAX Ottawa / 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 the first five years, the…

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Stronger Together

By MAX Ottawa / 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 healthcare access for older adults…

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Pride 2020/Fierte 2020

By MAX Ottawa / 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 apart. We developed fun and…

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Reopening Plan and Employment Opportunities

By MAX Ottawa / August 5, 2020

MAX’s Reopening Plan and Employment Opportunities While many of you are enjoying relaxed self-isolation restrictions, we at MAX Ottawa have been getting cozy in our new home!  We’re neighbouring up with The Ten Oaks Project and Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC) at 400 Cooper Street. We’re looking forward to hosting community events and our full…

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MAX Welcomes New Staff

By MAX Ottawa / 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 welcoming our new staff to…

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Transitions at MAX

By MAX Ottawa / 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 can now find MAX Ottawa…

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

By MAX Ottawa / 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 (OSPN). This support program is…

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Sexual Health Testing Services in Ottawa

By MAX 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 times. It has been a…

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