Insights

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, […]
July 17, 2018

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 […]
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, […]
October 22, 2019

Dementia caring is lonely and frightening

Dementia caring is lonely and frightening   My background  We came to Australia from Burma 34 years ago as migrants to ensure a good education for […]
October 22, 2019

The word ‘refugee’

The Word “Refugee”   My background  I was born to Palestinian parents but was raised in Syria, where I spent my childhood and adulthood. As Palestinians […]
October 22, 2019

Hopes and dreams of a first generation Australian

Hopes and dreams of a first generation Australian My background  My country of origin is Iraq but I came to Australia from a refugee camp in […]
October 24, 2019

Building my skills

Building my skills      Adela’s background (story related by staff member) Adela (pseudonym) came to Australia from Afghanistan on a Spousal Visa in 2011. When […]
October 24, 2019

Family, community and faith

 Family, community and faith    I am of Russian background. My parents migrated to Australia in 1949. I was born in Australia and am one of […]
October 24, 2019

Refugee to fashion designer

 Refugee to fashion designer   My background  I came to Australia as a refugee from Vietnam in 1981, aged 11 years.  I completed some primary school […]
October 28, 2019

Reflecting on my life

Reflecting on my life   My background I was born in Africa. I came to Australia 14 years ago as an international student to study as […]
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 […]
February 17, 2020

Virtual Dementia Tour training for your organisation

Aged care service and education provider Churches of Christ in Queensland has partnered with a fellow not-for-profit provider to take a dementia-training tool to Western Australia. […]
March 17, 2020

A message from Aged Care Quality & Safety Commissioner (ACQSC) on COVID-19

Message from the Commissioner – COVID-19 I am writing to provide an update on the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s ongoing actions to ensure that […]
March 17, 2020
In 2014, Fortis was engaged to design and deliver a workshop focused on valuing workforce diversity targeted at senior staff in Aged-Care organisations.

COVID-19 Challenges facing the NFP sector

We are in unprecedented times and experiencing a very fluid situation regarding the Corona Virus (COVID-19), as the state representative of Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care […]
March 18, 2020

Update on Coronavirus from the Prime Minister

The focus for the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments is the health and wellbeing of Australians and their livelihoods, ensuring that Australia is positioned to emerge […]
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 […]
June 2, 2020

National Reconciliation Week – In this together 27 May – 3 June 2020

The concept of reconciliation is embedded in history and tells the stories of how we treat each other. When we have an acceptance of the impact […]
August 18, 2020

LASA eAlert “Ransomware attacks – Remain Vigilant”

In yesterday’s Health Update, we advised Members of the risk of ransomware attacks, with one Australian age services provider being attacked recently. We have now been […]
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 […]
November 16, 2017

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 […]
February 16, 2018

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 […]
February 20, 2018

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 […]
April 16, 2018

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 […]
April 19, 2018

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 23, 2018

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 […]
May 8, 2018

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 […]
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 […]
June 24, 2018

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 […]
March 12, 2019

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 […]
July 9, 2019

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 […]
August 15, 2019

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 […]
October 22, 2019

A carer’s story

   A carer’s story    I am a carer I am a carer for my daughter who was 17 years of age when we arrived in […]
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: […]
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 […]
May 3, 2017
Person-centred Care

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 23, 2017

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 […]
September 9, 2019

LIFTING THE PROFILE ON WOMEN’S HEALTH

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 […]
April 25, 2017
CaLD Roundtable

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 […]
October 11, 2017

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 […]
January 15, 2019

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 13, 2017

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 […]
July 15, 2019

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 […]
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 […]
August 15, 2017

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 […]
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 […]
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 20, 2019

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 […]
September 14, 2016

The Fortis Report | 2014

Fortis Newsletter – 2014: Click here to view the Newsletter online