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Tyler Boyc'e blog piece from CBRC Summit

My Presentation at the CBRC Summit

January 16, 2020

Hi there! My name is Tyler Boyce. I use he/him pronouns and have been volunteering with MAX Ottawa since 2017 as a Board Member. My professional background is in qualitative research as it relates to HIV prevalence in the queer community, with a focus on determinants for African, Caribbean, and…

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2SLGBTQ Community Consultation blog piece

2SLGBTQ+ Public Consultation Held in Ottawa

January 15, 2020

Over 150 individuals attend the first of its kind event in over 20 years Wisdom2Action, in partnership with seven Ottawa 2SLGBTQ+ organizations and the City of Ottawa, held a public consultation at Ottawa City Hall on Monday, January 13th. The event was open to all members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community,…

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Griffin Blog post

Learning About Myself While Helping Others

January 14, 2020

Hi! My name is Griffin. I use he/him and they/them pronouns. I work at MAX as a Group Facilitator and I’ve worked with several MAX Group programs over the past year.  My MAX Experience Within my time at MAX, I’ve had the chance to co-lead two 8-week Skills for Anxiety…

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Winter Health & Wellness poster with a pair of white skates and a large snowflake.

Winter Health and Wellness

December 14, 2019

Find resources and support to stay healthy all winter long including mental health, substance use, sexual health, and more! The holidays represent happy times for many…but it’s important to recognize that they can be a major source of stress. In addition, the cold days and early nights of winter impact…

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Reflections from Peer Facilitation poster

Reflections from Peer Facilitation

December 13, 2019

Hey! I’m William and my pronouns are he/him. For the past 2 months this past fall 2019, I co-facilitated a peer discussion group centred on anxiety.  My Role at MAX As a co-facilitator, I assisted in the coordination of discussions to combat anxiety-based stressors through cognitive-behavioural activities, mindfulness meditation, and…

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My journey with MAX Ottawa

My Journey with MAX Ottawa

December 11, 2019

Hello, I’m David Ley and I use he/him pronouns. I am originally from Montreal and currently live in Ottawa. Since the age of 16, I have volunteered at various ASO’s (AIDS Service Organizations) and LGBTQ+ organizations with a harm reduction focus. I presently share my lived experience and knowledge of…

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3 Max volunteers walking through a park and talking

Volunteer Opportunities

December 10, 2019

MAX Ottawa presently has three Volunteer openings. Two direct roles and one in partnership with the Gay Zone Steering Committee.  Want to know how to get involved? Read the descriptions below and contact us.! First, we’re seeking a new Office Support Coordinator. This person will work with our Executive Director…

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Max Ottawa Team at the holidays

Winter 2019 Volunteer Social

December 9, 2019

Between April and September 2019, MAX volunteers have shared almost 1,100 hours of their time and talents to help guys into guys in Ottawa achieve MAXimum health and wellness!  To say thank you, MAX Ottawa held a  volunteer appreciation brunch on Sunday, December 8, 2019. Eighteen volunteers attended who help…

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Black background with colourful lettering for BCE.

Black Queer Excellence

December 5, 2019

On December 3, 2019, MAX Ottawa, The Aids of Committee of Ottawa, and Somerset West Community Health Centre hosted ‘Black Queer Excellence.’ This BQE party was for all Black, African, Caribbean, Afro-Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, and other members of the African Diaspora 2SLGBTQ+ community members and allies. The 27 Club graciously hosted…

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news and views of MAX Ottawa. Man picking up MAX sticker with MAX brochures in the background

Welcome Our New Board Director!

December 2, 2019

On November 18th, 2019 MAX Ottawa’s Board of Directors elected Allen Chen to join the Board. Allen is a passionate volunteer for social issues and especially enjoys working for community building for guys into guys. The Totally outRIGHT graduate previously has worked with campus queer student groups at UBC and…

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Packing Party for harm reduction supplies.

Harm Reduction Supply Packing Party

November 29, 2019

So far in 2019, MAX Ottawa has distributed 13,584 harm reduction supplies! How do we keep up? With the help of volunteers and community members such as yourself!  Harm Reduction Supply Packing Party On November 28, 2019, we hosted a harm reduction packing party. Fourteen people attended along with MAX’s…

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Max Ottawa team at a Spill the Tea event

MAX presents at National GBT2Q Men’s Health Summit

November 22, 2019

MAX Ottawa presented at the 2019 Community-Based Research Centre’s (CBRC) Summit. The Summit is CRBC’s annual two-day event that promotes knowledge exchange and capacity building for gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer men’s (GBT2Q) health. This year’s theme was ‘Queering Healthcare Access & Accessibility,’ Over 300 researchers, service providers, community…

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