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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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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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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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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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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

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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