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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 […]
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 […]
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
Zonta House honours Fortis Consulting National Director Mary Gurgone for her volunteer positions as director

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
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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 […]
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 […]
November 9, 2016
Change champions round table forum finds that migrant mental health care services are needed to support CALD communities. Adrian Gurgone at the Change Champions Forum

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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 12, 2016
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CCIWA Feature Fortis Consulting’s win of OMI Private Sector Multicultural Recognition Award

CCI, Business Pulse: May Edition Fortis Consulting was announced as the 2016 Winner of OMI Private Sector Award for Outstanding Contribution to Multiculturalism. The award acknowledges Fortis’ […]
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 12, 2016
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Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) Program – Fortis Appointed

Fortis Consulting is proud to have been appointed as WA PICAC until June 2017. This program will enable Fortis to make an even greater difference to […]
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 […]
June 10, 2016
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Change Champions Promote Importance of Living Life in Community Care

Business Women Australia and Fortis Consulting continued their collaboration to facilitate roundtable forums confronting the important matters of cultural and gender diversity, Aboriginal issues and aged […]
May 11, 2016
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Fortis Supports City Of Belmont Multicultural Action Plan

Media Release Fortis Supports City of Belmont Inaugural Multicultural Action Plan 2016-2018   The City of Belmont launched their Inaugural Multicultural Action Plan 2016-2018 in style […]
April 21, 2016
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Business Women and Fortis Partner to Champion Change

Former Defence Minister Stephen Smith Keynotes Change Champion Forum Fortis Consulting has announced a partnership with Business Women Australia with a series of roundtable forums to […]