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Statement of Solidarity against Anti-Black Racism

By MAX Ottawa / 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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The Fabric, MAX Ottawa's 3 year celebration

MAX Ottawa turns three!

By MAX Ottawa / 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 create a vision of guys…

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Learning About Myself While Helping Others

By MAX Ottawa / 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 groups, and one 8-week Body…

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Reflections from Peer Facilitation poster

Reflections from Peer Facilitation

By MAX Ottawa / 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 peer support.  It has been…

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Volunteer Opportunities

By MAX Ottawa / 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 and other staff. You’ll play…

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Max Ottawa Team at the holidays

Winter 2019 Volunteer Social

By MAX Ottawa / 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 us in a variety of…

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Welcome Our New Board Director!

By MAX Ottawa / 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 McGill. He currently works as…

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Max Ottawa team at a Spill the Tea event

MAX presents at National GBT2Q Men’s Health Summit

By MAX Ottawa / 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 members and organizations were challenged…

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MAX Presents at the 2019 GMSH Symposium

By MAX Ottawa / October 22, 2019

MAX shares Spill the Tea intervention’s success at the 2019 GMSH Symposium The presentation was part of a panel on initiatives related to party and play in Ontario MAX Ottawa was invited by the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance of Ontario (GMSH) to participate at the plenary panel “Party and play: How do we know…

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MAX Achieves Charitable Status

By MAX Ottawa / September 30, 2019

On May 10, 2019, MAX Ottawa, formerly the Ottawa Gay Men’s Wellness Initiative, received its charitable status from the Canada Revenue Agency. For more details, see our full listing on their website. MAX’s board has begun working on a fundraising committee and hopes to have a safe system for donors to access in the near…

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