Daddies and Dragons!
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…Read More
Community MAXimizers in Action!
Have an idea on how you can improve the health and well-being of guys into guys? Community MAXimizers are community leaders that help promote the health and well being of GBT2Q guys in the Ottawa region. If you have a project in mind and want to become a community MAXimizer, we can help you get…Read More
Black Queer Excellence
On December 3, 2019, MAX Ottawa, The Aids of Committee of Ottawa, and Somerset West Community Health Centre hosted ‘Black Queer Excellence.’ This BQE party was for all Black, African, Caribbean, Afro-Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, and other members of the African Diaspora 2SLGBTQ+ community members and allies. The 27 Club graciously hosted us as we centred Black…Read More
Harm Reduction Supply Packing Party
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.…Read More
MAX presents at National GBT2Q Men’s Health Summit
MAX Ottawa presented at the 2019 Community-Based Research Centre’s (CBRC) Summit. The Summit is CRBC’s annual two-day event that promotes knowledge exchange and capacity building for gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer men’s (GBT2Q) health. This year’s theme was ‘Queering Healthcare Access & Accessibility,’ Over 300 researchers, service providers, community members and organizations were challenged…Read More
Spill the Tea Premieres in Vancouver
YouthCO and MAX Bring Innovative “Spill the Tea” Campaign to Vancouver With a grant from ViiV Healthcare, YouthCO and MAX are launching their groundbreaking campaign to promote safer partying education for guys who are into guys in British Columbia for the first time. October 28 (Vancouver, BC) – On Wednesday, October 30th, YouthCO and MAX, in…Read More
Spill the Tea!
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…Read More
Spill the Tea
Spill the Tea (renverser du thé) est un programme d’intervention axé vers la santé et le mieux-être. Il vise à sensibiliser les gars intéressés par d’autres gars sur les façons les plus sûres de faire la fête. Il s’agit aussi de sensibiliser les gars intéressés par d’autres gars qui participent au PnP (« party and play »)…Read More
EQUIP! Campaign Launch
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…Read More
MAX Achieves Charitable Status
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…Read More