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Guys into guys

Updates from Acting Executive Director

By MAX Ottawa / October 17, 2020

Greetings, While I understand that these are unprecedented times, I sincerely hope you are staying safe, connected and finding support in ways that are meaningful. From isolation and stress to financial insecurity, the pandemic has certainly affected all of us in a number of ways. I’ve seen the numbers and it is assured that the…

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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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Pride 2020/Fierte 2020

By MAX Ottawa / 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 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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Sexual Health Testing Services in Ottawa

By MAX Ottawa / 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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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: dragonfruitevent@gmail.com Instagram: @dragxncollective

The (In)existence of LGBT Asian Spaces

By MAX Ottawa / 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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Blog post banner: Building Community, One Dice at a Time written by Martin Lee, he/him, about his community maximizer project Dungeons and Daddies.

Daddies and Dragons!

By MAX Ottawa / May 6, 2020

Building Community…One Dice at a Time! As a young queer man, I spent a large portion of my time surrounded by straight friends in high school. One of the activities I remember fondly was playing dungeons and dragons (D&D), but it was never something that the other gay guy in school wanted to do. I…

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New Mental Health Support for Guys into Guys During the Pandemic

By MAX Ottawa / April 29, 2020

MAX Ottawa launches new mental health program to better address the needs of GBT2Q guys amid the COVID-19 public health crisis. As of next week, guys into guys can begin to schedule appointments for peer support sessions with volunteers who will provide a listening ear, as well as referrals and resources as appropriate, in both…

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MAX Celebrates 2020 National Volunteer week

Volunteer Week 2020

By MAX Ottawa / April 20, 2020

Happy National Volunteer Week to all of MAX Ottawa Volunteers! Volunteers play a crucial part in the daily life of MAX and we want to celebrate all that they do for the community. We cannot do our work without our volunteers. For that reason, we launched a social media campaign that showcases their volunteering experience,…

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