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Transition and Employment Program

Fortem supports first responders and their families to transition into post-service life.

Talk to us about your next career move or post-service lifestyle, including interview coaching, resume and job application assistance, networking, and assistance to transition into retirement. 

Together, we plan the pathway that’s right for you.

We will also support your family through this transition. Our wellbeing activities, counselling services, and Transition & Employment Program are all on offer to you and those closest to you. This is part of our mission to boost the mental fitness and wellbeing of first responders and their families.

Initial contact with our team can be made directly, or via your agency.


"Change is a very personal process. While it can raise many questions and feel uncertain, it can also be very energising as you explore and focus on the future and the opportunities that are available."
Fortem Transition Case Manager

Our program is tailored to your needs

Members of the first responder community are effective and committed leaders, team members, and problem solvers. First responders have a variety of transferable skills, and a broad range of interests.

Fortem’s Transition and Employment Program is shaped around your goals and background. Choose the areas in which you would like assistance, and create your own pathway with the support of the Fortem team.


Our team

Our Transition Case Managers have lived experience in various first responder agencies. They have travelled the career transition path; relate to the challenges and emotions you might be experiencing; and hold specialist skills to support you and your family through a successful transition from your current service to your next opportunity.