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Stronger Together

By Khaled / 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 Khaled / 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 Khaled / 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 Khaled / 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 Khaled / 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 Khaled / 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 Khaled / 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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Statement of Solidarity against Anti-Black Racism

By Khaled / 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

By Khaled / 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 animator, a published comic book…

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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

By Khaled / 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 and caring home may be…

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