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MAX Ottawa’s Response to COVID-19

By MAX Ottawa / 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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My Presentation at the CBRC Summit

By MAX Ottawa / January 16, 2020

Hi there! My name is Tyler Boyce. I use he/him pronouns and have been volunteering with MAX Ottawa since 2017 as a Board Member. My professional background is in qualitative research as it relates to HIV prevalence in the queer community, with a focus on determinants for African, Caribbean, and Black guys into guys.  …

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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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Navigating ODSP as a guy into guys

Navigating ODSP as a guy into guys

By MAX Ottawa / November 6, 2019

The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP): a safety net for many guys into guys Everybody deserves a safety net. However, the world of social services and government support for those of us who are struggling can be difficult to navigate at times. On October 9th, MAX organized a workshop, in collaboration with Centre 454 and Bruce House on navigating…

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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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