Are you new to the Ontario College system and OCFMA?

Here are two steps to help you take advantage of resources available to you through OCFMA and to enhance collaboration among your peers:

Step 1: Register on this website and get on the OCFMA Member List

This website is intended as the primary collaboration hub for OCFMA. Getting on the OCFMA Member List will give you access to the members only Discussion Board and List of Peers in other Ontario Colleges. You must be an employee working in facilities at an Ontario College to join OCFMA.

Step 2: Sign up for access to Colleges Ontario BoardEffect Portal

BoardEffect is a secure repository of resources and information managed through Colleges Ontario. OCFMA has been building a rich library of resources and documents in BoardEffect to assist members in their mandates, share best practices and to reduce rework.

To get a BoardEffect account for the College System portal:

  1. Ask your senior OCFMA Administrator / Director to submit a request for Portal access to the OCFMA Secretary
    • Requires your name and email
    • Make sure you request to be added to the “OCFMA – Ontario College Facilities Management Association” workroom in BoardEffect
  2. The OCFMA Secretary will submit names to Colleges Ontario for account access.
  3. Once you receive your account id, login and change your password.
    • Remember your login name and password!
    • Watch the Demo Video and refer to the User Guide for help with using the portal.


Once you are have signed up for this website and BoardEffect:

  • Simply remember as your launch point to connect with your facilities peers in other Colleges
  • Sign in and explore the options under the “Collaborate” menu
  • Visit the BoardEffect repository at Colleges Ontario for more resources