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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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 15, 2016

Using standards to assess accomplished teaching and leadership

Excellence in teaching is the single most powerful influence on student achievement (Hattie 2003). To advance teaching excellence, Teaching Australia – Australian Institute of Teaching and […]
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’ […]
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 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 […]
September 16, 2016
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Culture Communication and Relationships at Work | Case Study

The aged care and disability service sectors in Australia face complex and growing challenges in managing a workforce with increasing numbers of newly arrived refugees and […]
September 16, 2016

Central Institute of Technology (Central TAFE) – Equity & Access Organisational Development

This training institution, which delivers training to 29,000 students by 2,000 staff, sought a major organisational change initiative.   Client: As one of Australia’s largest training […]
September 16, 2016
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Department of Defence – Customised Course Development

Fortis Consulting was selected by Department of Defence to conduct a major review, then design, develop and implement new courses for a strategically important school which […]
September 15, 2016

Diversity matters – achieving results, not just quotas

Across many industries the organisational diversity argument focuses largely on improving female representation at board and senior executive level by the setting of quotas (i.e. minimum […]
September 14, 2016
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The Fortis Report | 2013

Fortis Newsletter – 2013: Click here to view the Newsletter online 
September 14, 2016
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Volume 01 – Issue 01

Download the Fortis Newsletter Volume 01 – Issue 01. Download PDF (1.89 Mb)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 16, 2016
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Department for Communities – State-wide plans

Working with over 36 Government agencies, Fortis personnel developed a plan for women across the State.   Client: The Department for Communities informs the development of […]
September 15, 2016
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AACQA Cultural Diversity: Creating Opportunities

The Pulse Survey: Cultural Inclusion© As part of the forthcoming workshop, Cultural Diversity:  Creating Opportunities, you have been asked to complete the Pulse Survey: Cultural Inclusion©, […]
August 26, 2016
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Womens Health on the Agender Project

A 10 POINT PLAN OF ACTION For Western Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing 2011 – 2015 The purpose of the 10 Point Plan of Action is […]
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 […]
September 15, 2016
The Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS) has engaged Fortis Consulting to deliver an innovative online training, Keys to Diversity.

ASeTTS : KEYS TO DIVERSITY

  The Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS) has engaged Fortis Consulting to deliver an innovative online training, Keys to Diversity. The project utilises a […]