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MAX Ottawa

Alternate Name Health and Wellness Services For Guys into Guys ; OCR
Former Name Ottawa Gay Men's Wellness Initiative
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa (City of)
Address & Map
251 Bank St, 5th Flr
Ottawa, ON K2P 1X3
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Intersection Bank St and Somerset St W
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Partially Accessible ; Easy access to elevator
Parking Parking meters * free limited parking at Independent Grocer at intersection of Bank St and Somerset St
Description and 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
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 ~ LGBTQ2+ Issues ; Substance Use Disorder Counselling ~ Gay Men
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-440-3237
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube
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
Other Details
Established 2016
Resources Website

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