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MAX Celebrates 2020 National Volunteer week

Volunteer Week 2020

By Khaled / 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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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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Update to MAX Ottawa’s Response to COVID-19

By Khaled / March 16, 2020

As an update to our statement published on Friday March 13th, and following Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health update and recommendations issues March 15, 2020, MAX Ottawa’s office will be closed to the public until further notice. MAX will continue to be available via phone, email, and social media to support individual community members. Our…

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MAX Ottawa’s Response to COVID-19

By Khaled / March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 Statement As a community-based organization, MAX Ottawa is committed to making sure our service users, staff, and volunteers have the necessary tools and resources to maximize our health and wellness. This includes accurate and up-to-date information on public health topics affecting our communities.  The Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 for short, has been…

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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 turns three!

By Khaled / 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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EQUIP Campaign

By Khaled / February 28, 2020

Helping Guys into Guys Take Charge of their Sexual Health The national capital region is seeing much success with EQUIP, the new combination prevention campaign designed by MAX Ottawa to promote PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis, and PEP or post-exposure prophylaxis, amongst our GBTQ2S+ communities. At MAX Ottawa, we hope to minimize the impact of HIV,…

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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 Khaled / 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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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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Winter Health and Wellness

By Khaled / 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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