Get to know us better

Since 1989, we have been actively helping people and organizations
manage transitions: workplace change, conflict & stress,
interpersonal relationship, trauma and loss.

Who we help

  • First Responders (Fire, Police and EMS)

  • Victim Services

  • Not for Profit

  • Indigenous Communities

  • School Boards

  • Associations (i.e. HR, Disaster & Emergency Services, etc)

  • Municipalities

  • Government Owned/Contractor Operated (i.e. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)

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Meet John

Enthusiastic, empathetic and results-oriented. Our founder, John Robertson, works with clients to build organizational health; thriving through change with purpose, passion and people. driving purposeful change through leadership, delivery and training. His warmth, character and kind wit engage and delight.


  • Master of Divinity, MDIV, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts, BA, Psychology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 1985


  • Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor – on the implementation of the Best Practises of a PH&S Workplace guidelines CMHA – Canadian Mental Health Association – 2017
  • Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach – How leaders build trust and get results through neuroscience and coaching approach C-IQ – Benchmark Communications, & Creating WE Institute – 2017
  • Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist (CTTS) (formerly Certified Trauma Specialist) Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists Recertification 2016; Certification 2009
  • Organizational Culture, Leadership Impact, and Management Impact certifications Human Synergistics Canada Recertified 2016; Certification 2006;
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) International Coach Federation (ICF) Recertification 2017 – Certification: 2014
  • Developing Resilient Leadership & Organizations affiliate Faculty Certification Resiliency Sciences Institute (RSI) University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Certification 2012
  • Certified Grief Resolution Therapist Edu-Therapy™ Solutions Certified Instructor 2014; Certification 2012
  • Compassion Fatigue Educator – Therapist Green Cross Certification 2013
  • Approved Instructor – Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Group, Advanced Group, Assisting Individuals [1 to 1], Law Enforcement Perspectives for CISM enhancements, Grief following Trauma, Suicide Awareness for Crisis Responders, Pastoral Crisis Intervention International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) Certification: 2007 – 2010
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Ottawa Police Service Certification: 2010
  • Psychometric Assessment Inventories MBTI (step I & II), TKI Conflict Resolution, Strong’s Inventory, Firo-B for Business, DiSC Psychometrics Canada
  • Master of Divinity Queen’s University 1986 – 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts – Psychology Queen’s University 1982 – 1985



  • Birkman First Look
  • Strong’s Interest Inventory
  • TKI Conflict Resolution Instrument
  • Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis
  • Leadership Training and Development – Ken Blanchard and Rich Devos
  • Leadership Development – Disney Management Institute
  • Prepare – Enrich Canada
  • Supplementary Training Strategic response to crisis, Suicide prevention / intervention / post-vention, emotional and spiritual care in disasters, Changing the face of crisis, Disaster mental health intervention International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF): 2007 – 2010 Concerns of Police Survivors: 1998

FORTLOG Associates

We work closely with talented and experienced Associates in the following areas:

  • Network of Certified Trauma Responders and Certified Trauma Specialists – including emergency service personnel, peer support, counsellors
  • Social Workers, Counsellors & Doctors– with specialities in marriage, family, emergency service personnel, grief, anticipatory grief, trauma and bereavement
  • Clergy – chaplains
  • CHRP and other HR Professionals