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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

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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Update to MAX Ottawa’s Response to COVID-19

March 16, 2020

As an update to our statement published on Friday March 13th, and following Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health update and recommendations issues March 15, 2020, MAX Ottawa’s office will be closed to the public until further notice. MAX will continue to be available via phone, email, and social media to…

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MAX Ottawa’s Response to COVID-19

March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 Statement As a community-based organization, MAX Ottawa is committed to making sure our service users, staff, and volunteers have the necessary tools and resources to maximize our health and wellness. This includes accurate and up-to-date information on public health topics affecting our communities.  The Novel Coronavirus or…

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Harm reduction supplies at MAX Ottawa


March 11, 2020

MAX Ottawa works to expand its reach of harm reduction supplies at GayZone MAX Ottawa is happy to announce we are providing harm reduction services at Gay Zone, every Thursday, from 5 to 8 pm, at 420 cooper street. All GBT2Q guys living in the nation’s capital region are welcome…

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The Fabric, MAX Ottawa's 3 year celebration

MAX Ottawa turns three!

March 3, 2020

MAX Ottawa is strengthening the fabric of GBT2Q+ guys in the capital region On March 2, 2020, MAX Ottawa celebrated its third-year anniversary. It marks three years of raising awareness, building communities, and providing education and social support to individuals, communities, and service providers – three years of helping to…

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Campagne EQUIP

March 2, 2020

Aider les gars qui aiment les gars à prendre en charge leur santé sexuelle. La région de la capitale nationale connaît un grand succès avec EQUIP, la nouvelle campagne de prévention combinée conçue par MAX Ottawa pour promouvoir la PrEP (prophylaxie pré-exposition) et la PPE (prophylaxie post-exposition), auprès de nos…

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EQUIP Campaign

February 28, 2020

Helping Guys into Guys Take Charge of their Sexual Health The national capital region is seeing much success with EQUIP, the new combination prevention campaign designed by MAX Ottawa to promote PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis, and PEP or post-exposure prophylaxis, amongst our GBTQ2S+ communities. At MAX Ottawa, we hope to…

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Community MAXimizers in Action!

February 24, 2020

Have an idea on how you can improve the health and well-being of guys into guys? Community MAXimizers are community leaders that help promote the health and well being of GBT2Q guys in the Ottawa region. If you have a project in mind and want to become a community MAXimizer,…

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OHTN and Shoppers Drug Mart HIV testing pilot project

Local Pharmacy Expanding HIV Testing Options

February 12, 2020

More ways to take control of your health As of January 2020, guys into guys and other community members can receive free HIV testing at a local pharmacy on a walk-in basis, OHIP card optional. Where: Shoppers Drug Mart (455 Bank Street, Bank Street/Gladstone Avenue) When: Every Monday night, between…

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