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Faites Vous Depister Gratuitement pour le VIH en pharmacie

Une pharmacie locale élargit ses possibilités de dépistage pour le VIH

By MAX Ottawa / February 13, 2020

Plus de façons d’assumer la mainmise de ta santé Depuis janvier 2020, les gars qui aiment les gars et les autres membres de la communauté peuvent obtenir un dépistage gratuit du VIH auprès d’une pharmacie locale selon une formule sans rendez-vous, où la carte OHIP est facultative. Où : Shoppers Drug Mart (455, rue Bank,…

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Griffin Blog post

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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Winter Health & Wellness poster with a pair of white skates and a large snowflake.

Winter Health and Wellness

By MAX Ottawa / December 14, 2019

Find resources and support to stay healthy all winter long including mental health, substance use, sexual health, and more! The holidays represent happy times for many…but it’s important to recognize that they can be a major source of stress. In addition, the cold days and early nights of winter impact us in different ways. The…

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Soirée d'emballage d’outils dédiés à la réduction des méfaits

By MAX Ottawa / December 2, 2019

Jusqu’à présent, en 2019, MAX Ottawa a distribué 13 584 outils de réduction des méfaits ! Comment poursuivre sur le sur même rythme ? Avec l’aide de bénévoles et de membres de la communauté, à commencer par toi par exemple !  Soirée d’emballage d’outils dédiés à la réduction des méfaits Le 28 novembre 2019, nous…

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Packing Party for harm reduction supplies.

Harm Reduction Supply Packing Party

By MAX Ottawa / 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 logo on top left, the words Spill the Tea is written in white, on top of a purple background. The VIIV Healthcare and Capital Pride logo are in the bottom left.

Spill the Tea!

By MAX Ottawa / October 28, 2019

Spill the Tea is a health and wellness intervention program to deliver safer partying education and awareness among guys into guys who participate in party and play, sometimes referred to as chemsex. This page will answer: What is Spill the Tea and how did it come about? Where can I get harm reduction supplies? Where…

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Queers and Beers poster for October 18

EQUIP! Campaign Launch

By MAX Ottawa / October 5, 2019

A new sexual health education campaign for GBT2Q guys launched in the capital region. The campaign aims to increase access and uptake of HIV prevention strategies such as PrEP and PEP. EQUIP – A new education campaign developed by MAX Ottawa and health partners in Ottawa and Gatineau aims to decrease STBBI and HIV infection…

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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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news and views of MAX Ottawa. Man picking up MAX sticker with MAX brochures in the background

MAX receives ViiV Community Grant

By MAX Ottawa / September 23, 2019

MAX Ottawa is honoured to be the recipient of a Community Grant by ViiV Healthcare. This additional $22,000 will support our GBT2Q Peer Engagement in Ottawa from September 2019 to July 2020. MAX Ottawa’s GBT2Q Peer Engagement project seeks to meaningfully involve GBT2Q peers in our programs and services. The highest rates of HIV incidence…

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