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September 6, 2018
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A Roast to Remember – Dementia Awareness Month 2018

In 2018, an estimated 425,416 Australians will be living with dementia, the second leading cause of death in our country. In response to these alarming figures […]
August 9, 2018
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LASA Care & Ageing Expo 2018

Fortis Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICACWA) attended the LASA Care and Ageing Expo on August 4th and 5th 2018. The Care and Ageing Expo provides […]
August 2, 2018

LGBTI+ Diversity at Work Event

We were really pleased to co-present with The Queer Connection at a recent LGBTI+ Diversity at Work conference hosted and organised by  the Australian Taxation Office, […]
July 17, 2018
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Culturally responsive services in aged care environments

Since 2011 there has been an increase in the number of Western Australians who have one or both parents born overseas 2016 (53.8 per cent), 2011 […]
March 19, 2018
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5th National Elder Abuse Conference – Elder abuse identification in CALD communities

Elder abuse affects at least 5% of Australians – that’s more than 182,000 people. Elder abuse takes many forms including financial, psychological, physical and sexual abuse, […]
June 24, 2018
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MEDIA RELEASE: More opportunities for isolated people to be qualified for Aged Care

Regional and remote seniors from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) are the winners in the new alliance between Fortis Consulting and North Metropolitan TAFE. The partnership […]
June 19, 2018
In 2014, Fortis Consulting was engaged by the Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) to design and develop training for support workers of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues.

Forum to look at ways of improving care for the aged

The importance of caring for the aged who come from a diversity of cultural and language backgrounds and addressing issues that come with aging in our […]
May 8, 2018
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Living Culture at Fortis | An interview with Intern Pulemalie Habiri

This week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis blog series we interviewed our intern Pulemalie Habiri about her time with Fortis Consulting and the […]
April 23, 2018
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Living Culture at Fortis | An interview with Intern Robert Steadman

This week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis blog series we interviewed our intern Robert Steadman about his time with Fortis Consulting and the […]
April 19, 2018
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Association for Culturally Appropriate Services

By 2021, almost a third of Australians aged 65 years and older are expected to be born overseas (Aged Care Workforce Report 2016). There is mounting […]
April 16, 2018
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BRAND – CULTURE CONTINUUM

CREATE THE CULTURE AND ELIMINATE ADVERTISING COSTS INSIGHT There are a number of important differences between Myer and Zara. Myer has 67 stores in Australia, while […]
February 20, 2018
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with Project Consultant Kelli Pickford

We interviewed our Project Manager Kelli Pickford this week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis series, to discuss her time with Fortis, the projects she has been […]
February 16, 2018
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with CEO of Chung Wah Association Teresa Kwok

This week as part of our living culture at Fortis blog series we took the time to interview Chief Executive Officer Teresa Kwok from Chung Wah […]
November 16, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with Intern Judith McLernon

We interviewed our Intern Judith McLernon this week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis series, to discuss her time with Fortis, the projects she has been involved in and […]
December 18, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with our Executive Chairman Adrian Gurgone

Adrian Gurgone sits down with us this week to recount some of the projects that we have worked on throughout the last decade and future plans […]
December 7, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with our Executive Chairman Adrian Gurgone

Adrian Gurgone is an experienced MBA Chartered Accountant with significant experience in delivering value to boards and large organisations. In senior roles with Deloitte Consulting and […]
October 23, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with Intern Cristhian Alvarez

We interviewed our Intern Cristhian Alvarez this week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis series, to discuss his experience with Fortis Consulting and how Human Resource Management (HRM) integrates with company […]
May 3, 2017
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Service success in person-centred care

Making person-centred care a reality for Australians from all cultures, languages, abilities and geographic locations is a huge challenge. Northcott and Fortis Consulting are working together […]
October 11, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with Intern Daniel Peckitt

We interviewed our Intern Daniel Peckitt this week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis series, to discuss his experience with Fortis Consulting, company values and how the team […]
April 25, 2017
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Aged Care: Walking Together to make a Difference

Australia has adopted a ‘Consumer Directed Care’ approach to aged care as has been the case for some time in other countries such as England and […]
December 13, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with our National Director Mary Gurgone

In 2009, Mary Gurgone joined Fortis Consulting as National Director. Mary managed the rapid growth across government, community and public sector organisations through business diversification, partnership […]
April 19, 2017

Translating and Interpreting Services in Aged Care

Language communication difficulties have consistently been raised at CaLD community consultations. As your Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) provider in WA, Fortis is keen to […]
August 15, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with Intern Matteo Pilotto

We interviewed our Intern Matteo Pilotto, who hails all the way from Italy this week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis series, to discuss why work culture matters […]
January 13, 2017
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Fortis Director Mary Gurgone Honoured for Contribution to Zonta House

On Thursday the 1st of December Zonta House Refuge Association (Perth) held a lunch to honour our very own Mary Gurgone for her contribution as volunteer […]
March 18, 2016
Office of Multicultural Interests awards Mary Gurgone for Fortis Consulting 2016 Winner of WA Government Private Sector Award for Outstanding Contribution to Multiculturalism

Fortis takes Major Multiculturalism Award ahead of Woodside

Fortis Consulting was recently announced as 2016 Winner of OMI Private Sector Award for Outstanding Contribution to Multiculturalism. The award acknowledged Fortis’ significant body of work […]
June 19, 2017
Honourary Fellow and Fortis Consulting consultant, Alex Main, talks to us about the many roles he has played throughout his career.

Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with Alex Main

We interviewed Associate Professor Alex Main this week to discuss the many roles of a consultant as part of our Living Culture at Fortis series. As an […]
September 14, 2016
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The Fortis Report | 2014

Fortis Newsletter – 2014: Click here to view the Newsletter online 
February 27, 2017
Executives sit in boardroom. In 2014, Fortis was contracted by the Chair of an ASX listed company to conduct a strategic planning review of two companies.

Strategic Planning and ASX Merger

During 2014, Fortis was contracted by the Chair of an ASX listed company to review the organisational and portfolio design of two companies, to position the […]
June 7, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview on Diversity with Project Consultant Maggie Greening

We interviewed Project Consultant/Resource Developer Maggie Greening this week to kick off our Living Culture at Fortis series, to discuss why diversity efforts need to address […]
March 8, 2018
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International Women’s Day #PressforProgress 2018

There’s a strong call in the 2018 theme for International Women’s Day this year to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, […]
November 9, 2017
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Care for older CaLD Migrants | Aged Care Diversity Framework Consultation

Thank you to all who lent their voices and contributed to the Aged Care Diversity Framework Consultation on Monday November 6th. FECCA & Fortis Partners in […]
November 21, 2016
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Keys to Diversity Online Cross Cultural Training Package

ASeTTS engaged Fortis Consulting to develop, refine, and pilot two online diversity training programs for volunteers and employees in the NFP sector, Keys to Diversity. The […]
October 26, 2017
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Care for older CaLD Migrants: HAVE A SAY & BE INFORMED on AGED CARE November 6th 2017

Fortis Consulting is funded by the Australian Government (Department of Health) as the WA Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) to improve the capacity of aged […]
November 9, 2016
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Change Champions Say Better Mental Health Support Needed For Migrants

Today, Australia is home to one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse populations on earth. People from all over the world continue to settle here […]
November 29, 2017
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International Day of People with Disability

The 3 December marks 2017 International Day of People with Disability with this year’s theme focused on “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. Leave […]
October 25, 2017
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National Carers Week – Reflections of a Carer

National Carers Week (October 15-21) was an opportunity for the community to recognise the 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia who support a family member or […]
January 30, 2017
In 2014, Fortis Consulting was engaged by the Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) to design and develop training for support workers of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues.

Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Issues

In 2014, Fortis Consulting was engaged by the Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) to design and develop training for support workers of people with […]
October 12, 2017
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NAATI 40th Anniversary – Translating and Interpreting Services

On September 21st our National Director Mary Gurgone along with 80 other attendees came together to celebrate NAATI’s 40 years in Australia’s interpreting and services. Assistant […]
November 21, 2016
Fortis provided a summative evaluation of the Partners in Change training program, a patient-centered service for disability and mental health, for Avivo,

Evaluation of Partners in Change Program for Avivo

Avivo is a recognised leader in innovative approaches to consumer-directed care and individualised service design and delivery – in the disability, aged and mental health sectors. […]
September 14, 2017
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“R U OK” Day 2017

R U OK? Day is a national day of action. Dedicated to inspiring people of all backgrounds and cultures to ask each other Are you OK? […]
March 27, 2017
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Draft WA Screen Industry Diversity & Inclusion Roadmap

Draft WA Screen Industry Diversity & Inclusion Roadmap Now Available for Feedback Screenwest and Fortis Consulting have released the draft WA Screen Industry Diversity & Inclusion Roadmap after […]
August 22, 2017
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PICACWA LASA Care & Ageing Expo: Aboriginal Aged Care facility & Community Hub

Fortis Consulting as the WA representative of Partner’s in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICACWA) were proud to have attended and presented at this year’s Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) […]
February 24, 2017
In 2014, Fortis was engaged to design and deliver a workshop focused on valuing workforce diversity targeted at senior staff in Aged-Care organisations.

Supporting Leaders to Harness Workforce Diversity

In 2014, Fortis Consulting was engaged to design and deliver a bespoke workshop focused on valuing workforce diversity targeted at senior staff in Aged-Care organisations. Services Provided: […]
January 23, 2017

Fortis Consulting & Screenwest Release Diversity Discussion Paper

Fortis Consulting & Screenwest Advocate for Diversity  In recognition of our expertise in diversity, Screenwest recently engaged Fortis Consulting to work with the industry, and Screenwest, to […]
December 1, 2016
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Aged-Care CALD Roundtable: Walking Together

Fortis Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) WA is hosting a roundtable for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Aged Care Service providers and the CALD community […]
November 18, 2016
In September 2014 Fortis commenced CaLD Strategic Planning with the Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT). Work included building cultural awareness and inclusion in a number of aged-care service facilities including Kangara Waters in Canberra.

Illawarra Retirement Trust– CaLD Strategic Planning

In September 2014 Fortis commenced CaLD Strategic Planning with the Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT). Work included building cultural awareness and inclusion in a number of aged-care […]
November 17, 2016

Fortis PICAC Keys to Diversity December 13th

Keys to Diversity is a FREE online cultural diversity training tool that was developed for the not-for-profit sector. It allows for easy access to cultural diversity […]
October 28, 2016
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Change Champions Forum: Mental Health

Fortis Consulting, in partnership with Business Women Australia, hosted our third Change Champion Forum on Thursday 27 October: Enabling Mental Health for our Culturally Diverse Community […]
September 28, 2016
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Fortis PICAC Partnership Event

Fortis Consulting invited Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community organisations and CALD aged care service providers to our office on Tuesday where we held our PICAC […]
September 15, 2016

Using standards to assess accomplished teaching and leadership

Excellence in teaching is the single most powerful influence on student achievement (Hattie 2003). To advance teaching excellence, Teaching Australia – Australian Institute of Teaching and […]