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July 15, 2019
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Non-english speaking aged care support via Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care

Fortis Consulting are proud to continue providing support and linkages to CALD communities, workers and service providers through the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program […]
July 1, 2019
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PICAC Royal Commission Forum on Language Services in aged care

Western Australia is the Australian State that is home to the largest proportion of people born overseas, making it the most culturally diverse state in the […]
June 20, 2019
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Aboriginal Aged Care Community Hub – Langford Aboriginal Association

Fortis Consulting are proudly supporting Langford Aboriginal Association and Relationships Australia WA on an Aboriginal Aged Care Community Hub concept. The over-arching aim of the project […]
June 12, 2019
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World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day 2019

Elderly abuse is a disturbingly frequent form of abuse that occurs worldwide with little to no recognition or response. In western Australia alone it is assumed […]
May 22, 2019
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Langford Aboriginal Association Aboriginal Aged Care Community Hub

Fortis is proud to be collaborating with Langford Aboriginal Association in this project that provides much needed culturally appropriate care to the Noongar elders.  Funding for […]
April 3, 2019
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Media Release: Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care extended to 2020

PICAC program extended to 2020 The nationwide Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) Alliance are excited to have another year to be able to support ongoing […]
March 5, 2019
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Royal Commission Forum – PICAC WA – March 27th 2019

Fortis Consulting as the state representative for the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC WA) program invites you to attend the PICAC WA Royal Commission Forum […]
February 6, 2019
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Holistic Approaches to Aged Care – Mind, Body & Spirit

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Aged Care may have specific design and locations of facilities differing from others. But what if some of these elements […]
January 29, 2019
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International Year of Indigenous Languages

This week we have our intern from UWA Brianne Yarran guest blogging about the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Brianne Yarran, is  a proud Noongar woman […]
December 20, 2018
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Royal Commission Forum – PICAC WA – January 23rd 2019

On 16 September 2018, the Prime Minister announced a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety focusing on a broad range of matters including clinical […]
December 6, 2018
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Multicultural Diversity Cafe: Improving health equity for LGBTI+ & CALD

Fortis Consulting, Western Australian Aids Council and Richmond Health Wellbeing co-convened the recent Improving health equity for LGBTI+ people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds Diversity […]
October 31, 2018
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Improving health equity for LGBTI+ people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Fortis Consulting are pleased to be partnering with the Department of Health in conjunction with Richmond Wellbeing Centre and the Western Australian Aids Council on November […]
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, […]
August 15, 2019
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Living Culture at Fortis | An interview with Intern Anfas Ilyas

This week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis blog series we interviewed our intern Anfas Ilyas about his time with Fortis Consulting as an […]
July 9, 2019
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Living Culture at Fortis | An interview with Intern Shagun Sachdeva

This week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis blog series we interviewed our intern Shagun Sachdeva about her time with Fortis Consulting and the […]
March 12, 2019
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Living Culture at Fortis | An interview with Intern Kasun Hathurusinghe

This week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis blog series we interviewed our intern Kasun Hathurusinghe about his time with Fortis Consulting and the […]
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 […]
January 15, 2019
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with Volunteer Marina Sarkoski

We interviewed our volunteer Marina Sarkoski as part of our Living Culture at Fortis series, to discuss her experience with Fortis Consulting, company values and how the team […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 27, 2017
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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 […]