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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 Khaled / 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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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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2SLGBTQ Community Consultation blog piece

2SLGBTQ+ Public Consultation Held in Ottawa

By Khaled / January 15, 2020

Over 150 individuals attend the first of its kind event in over 20 years Wisdom2Action, in partnership with seven Ottawa 2SLGBTQ+ organizations and the City of Ottawa, held a public consultation at Ottawa City Hall on Monday, January 13th. The event was open to all members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, representatives of 2SLGBTQ+ health and…

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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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