March 20, 2020

National Disability Services (NDS) Events Announcement due to COVID-19

NDS continues to monitor advice from health authorities regarding the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the health and safety of delegates, supporters and staff participating in […]
November 12, 2019

YOU ARE INVITED – Webinar: Keys to Diversity 27th November 2019

Do your staff/volunteers work with people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds in the Aged Care sector? Would you like to use a cost-effective tool […]
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, […]
March 19, 2018

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 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 […]
September 20, 2019

2019 Research Forum on Ageing – Diversity and Innovation

The 2019 Research Forum on Ageing – Diversity and Innovation: applied research and policy on Ageing, hosted by the University of Western Australia and supported by the ARC Ageing and New […]
September 9, 2019


Two of the Fortis consulting team where fortunate to participate in the WA Women’s Health Conference  on Monday September 2nd 2019, held in the beautiful Perth […]
July 26, 2019

Women’s Voices: Building a stronger WA Together

The team at Fortis have been out and about contributing to the many consultations happening across the state as part of The Western Australian Government’s plan […]
July 1, 2019

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 […]
April 3, 2019

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 […]
November 9, 2017

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 […]
March 5, 2019

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 […]
October 26, 2017
CaLD Aged

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 […]
October 12, 2017

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 […]
December 20, 2018

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

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 […]
August 22, 2017

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) […]
December 1, 2016
Younger hand of an employee of the aged care industry holding the hand of an older CALD person

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 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

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

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 […]
August 9, 2018

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 […]
April 20, 2017
Diagram of an iceberg outlining the Brand (your experience, offerings and behaviours) as the tip, and the Culture (your behaviours, values, mission, vision and purpose) as the submerged section.

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 […]
October 31, 2018

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 […]