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MAX Ottawa

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-440-3237
Primary Contact Roberto Ortiz Nunez, Executive Director; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Mohamad Altasseh, Community Support Coordinator; Email:
Primary Executive Brent Bauer, Chair
Alternate Executive Nicholas Valela, Vice-Chair
Address & Map
251 Bank St, 5th Flr
Ottawa, ON K2P 1X3
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Physical Access Partially Accessible ; Easy access to elevator
Description & Services
Description (Service) Group reaching out to guys who are into guys to raise awareness, provide prevention and education materials, and to get them connected to information and resources * list of resources available on the website * training offered for service providers 
Mental health navigation: intake, referral, and follow-up services 
GPS Counselling: holistic program of 4-6 weeks * one-on-one meetings * topics could include anything from discussing relationships, substance use, negotiating boundaries, to exploring the role of connection or intimacy in one's sexual life 
Coaching with MAX: one-on-one meetings with trained volunteers * explore values, barriers, strengths, and motivations * one meeting per week for 4-6 weeks 
Suburban Clinics: rapid HIV testing, mental health navigation, peer support, and general sexual health information through partnerships with the Somerset West Community Health Centre and the AIDS Committee of Ottawa * see schedule on website 
Group and Community Support: variety of peer discussion groups and Community MAXimizer programs * see schedule on website
Hours Irregular, call for details
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Gay, bisexual, Two-Spirit, queer, and other guys who are into guys, both cis and trans
Application Call, email, send a social media message, or visit the website for more information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Other Details
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2016
Date Updated 24 Jul 2019
Service Categories HIV Testing ~ Gay Men ; Life Coaching ~ Gay Men ; Sexual Orientation Counselling ~ Gay Men ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Gay Men ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ LGBTQ Issues ; Substance Use Disorder Counselling ~ Gay Men

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