Mylynda Balodis

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 […]
November 28, 2016

Human Lives, Human Rights

Calling Australia Home 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the first major group of refugee arrivals seeking asylum and protection directly from Australia. On 26 April […]
November 21, 2016

Developing a National Aged Care and Diversity Check and Consultancy Model

Fortis was approached by Curtin University’s Dementia Training Study Centre (DTSC) to collaborate in developing and piloting an Aged Care Audit tool to assess the cultural […]
July 28, 2017
The Workforce Study is Australia’s first large-scale research study designed to identify what matters most for making Not-for-Profit work more developmental, healthy, meaningful, and productive.

UWA Launches Workforce Study for NFP’s

The Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study, predominantly funded by the Australian Research Council, the largest piece of research on and for not-for-profit organisations, employees and volunteers, was launched on […]
November 21, 2016

Evaluation for Ministerial Council

The need for overseas trained nurses is an acute issue. Many overseas trained nurses continue to be unable to practise in their profession due to barriers […]
November 21, 2016
Fortis develops City of Belmont Multicultural Action Plan diversity plan 2016-2018 "Connecting, Celebrating & Growing"

City of Belmont Multicultural Action Plan

Fortis Consulting was engaged by the City of Belmont to engage with the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities and relevant stakeholders within the City of […]
July 7, 2017
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Multicultural Australia : United, Strong, Successful

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja recently released the Australian Government’s new multicultural statement ‘ Multicultural Australia : […]
November 17, 2016
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Improving outcomes for people from CALD backgrounds in aged care policy and service delivery

Media Release Improving outcomes for people from CALD backgrounds in aged care policy and service delivery A national alliance is being formed by seven organisations currently […]
May 15, 2017
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Hon. Minister Ken Wyatt Address from the PICACWA CaLD Aged Care Roundtable

Australia has adopted a ‘Consumer Directed Care’ (CDC) approach to aged care as has been the case for some time in other countries such as England […]
April 20, 2017
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Branding and Culture with D John Carlson & Fortis Consulting

On Monday the 1st of May, Fortis National Director Mary Gurgone and John Carlson will be presenting: Creating the Culture That Creates the Brand that Drives […]