COFSI – Colleges Ontario Facilities Standards Inventory

The COFSI Dashboard is a tool designed to complement the published COFSI Report allowing users to explore their data in greater detail.

COFSI – Colleges Ontario Facilities Standards Inventory

Quick Links

** Google Chrome is the preferred browser

Users will require an OCAS account and an active license to log into the COFSI Dashboard.  Each College has been allocated 1-license.

  1. OCAS Account

You should receive acknowledgement of your request and activation usually occurs within 24 hours.   If you do not receive notification, check your spam/ quarantine folders.  After 24 hours without a response, you can contact

2. COFSI Dashboard license

New users will also require a license to access the Dashboard – there is 1 per College. If you need your College’s license activated or switched, please email and include your assigned OCAS user name.


COFSI – Colleges Ontario Facilities Standards Inventory

The COFSI Report was first published in 2013 based on 2012 data from each of Ontario’s 24 Colleges. It will be published every 3 years with the current version due in from 2019 and the next versions due in 2022.

The report uses space inventory, instructional activity, staffing and enrolment figures to determine recommended guidelines for future planning. The results also serve as benchmark to compare against other industry standards.

Use the Dashboard tool to:

  1. View system-wide metrics
  2. Easily examine your College’s data through visualizations and tables
  3. Compare yourself with other Colleges or, dynamically defined groups of Colleges
  4. Export content to Excel for further analysis
  5. Identify opportunities for improving
  6. Plan your space by comparing what others have done
  7. Determine the appropriate COFSI code to assign to rooms.

This application was developed in partnership between the Facilities Information Systems team at Fanshawe College and OCAS. Please direct questions and comments to

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The COFSI Dashboard link does not work for me.
    1. Confirm you are using Google Chrome.
    2. Confirm you have an active OCAS account
    3. Confirm you have been assigned your College’s Dashboard license (1 per College)
    4. Try fully re-typing your username and password – don’t rely on auto-fill.
    5. Refer to Quick Links above.


  • I’ve requested a new OCAS account but haven’t heard back.
    1. Check your quarantine folder
    2. Wait 24 hours for a response.  If none has been received, email


  • I can access the Dashboard however I see an error in my data
    1. Click the ‘Feedback’ icon on the top of your Dashboard screen and complete the feedback form.  If necessary, you can attach a file.  You should expect a response within 48 hours.


  • What are the dates/ sources for each data ‘snapshot’?
    1. Space Inventory – as of January 2019/ College Facilities department
    2. Enrolment – maximum of either September 2018 or January 2019/ (Provincial) College Statistical Enrolment Report (CSER),
    3. Staffing – as of November 2018/ (Provincial) College Employment Council (Annual Report)
    4. Weekly Scheduled Contact Hours – as of January 2019/ College Registrars Office