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Guys into Guy's Health and COV19

Health and COVID-19

By Khaled / 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 Mental and Emotional Health MAX’s…

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Nouveautes MAX Ottawa

Réponse de MAX Ottawa à la COVID-19

By Khaled / March 12, 2020

En tant qu’organisme communautaire, MAX Ottawa veille à ce que les utilisateurs de ses services, son personnel et ses bénévoles disposent des outils et des ressources nécessaires pour maximiser leur santé et leur mieux-être. Cela comprend des informations précises et à jour sur les sujets de santé publique qui touchent nos communautés.  Le nouveau coronavirus,…

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Harm reduction supplies at MAX Ottawa


By Khaled / 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 to access the service.  What…

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The Fabric, MAX Ottawa's 3 year celebration

MAX Ottawa a trois ans !

By Khaled / March 5, 2020

Renforcer le tissu social des gars GBT2Q+ dans la région de la capitale. Le 2 mars 2020, MAX Ottawa a célébré son troisième anniversaire, marquant ainsi trois années de sensibilisation, de construction de communautés, d’éducation et de soutien social aux individus, aux communautés et aux fournisseurs de services – trois années à participer à la…

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Equip toi

Campagne EQUIP

By Khaled / 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 communautés GBTQ2S+. Chez MAX Ottawa,…

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MAXimizer logo with words "are you a community MAXimizer?"

Community MAXimizers in Action!

By Khaled / 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, we can help you get…

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Griffin Blog post

Learning About Myself While Helping Others

By Khaled / 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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My journey with MAX Ottawa

My Journey with MAX Ottawa

By Khaled / 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 PNP to MAX’s safer party…

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Packing Party for harm reduction supplies.

Harm Reduction Supply Packing Party

By Khaled / 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 staff Mohamad, Josh, and Robert.…

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Max Ottawa team at a Spill the Tea event

MAX presents at National GBT2Q Men’s Health Summit

By Khaled / 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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