Connected Institutions

Ontario Universities

Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie
Brock University, St. Catharines
Carleton University, Ottawa
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay
Laurentian University, Sudbury
McMaster University, Hamilton
Nipissing University, North Bay
OCAD University, Toronto
Queen’s University, Kingston
Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston
Ryerson University, Toronto
Trent University, Peterborough
University of Guelph, Guelph
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa
University of Ottawa, Ottawa
University of Toronto, Toronto
University of Waterloo, Waterloo
University of Windsor, Windsor
Western University, London
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
York University, Toronto

Ontario Colleges

Cambrian College, Sudbury
Centennial College, Toronto
Collège Boréal, Sudbury
Conestoga College, Kitchener-Waterloo
Confederation College, Thunder Bay
Durham College, Oshawa
Fanshawe College, London
Fleming College, Peterborough
George Brown College, Toronto
Georgian College, Barrie
Humber College, Toronto
Lambton College, Sarnia
Loyalist College, Belleville
Mohawk College, Hamilton
Niagara College, Welland
Northern College, Timmins
Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie
Seneca College, Toronto
Sheridan College, Oakville
St. Clair College, Windsor
St. Lawrence College, Kingston

Teaching Hospitals / Medical Research

Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto
London Health Sciences Centre, London
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, Toronto
Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Sudbury-Thunder Bay
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto
Ontario Telemedicine Network, Toronto
Public Health Ontario, Toronto
Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket
St. Joseph’s Health Care, London
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
University Health Network, Toronto

Regional Area Network (RAN)

GTAnet, Toronto
London & Region Global Network (LARG*net), London
Windsor-Essex Development Network (WEDnet), Windsor

 

 

 

Research, Cultural & Educational Facilities

Bureau of Food Surveillance and Science Integration (Health Canada), Ottawa
Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN), Statistics Canada, Hamilton
Compass for Success, York Region
Contact North | Contact Nord, Sudbury -Thunder Bay
Defense Research and Development Canada, Toronto
Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton
Innovation Park at Queen’s University, Kingston
Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses (Public Health Agency of Canada), Guelph
MaRS Discovery District, Toronto
National Research Council, London
Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo
Robarts Research Institute, London
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
SNOLAB, Sudbury
Groupe Média TFO, Toronto
TVO, Toronto

Ontario School Boards

Algoma District School Board, Sault Ste. Marie
Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, Napanee
Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, Brantford
Conseil scolaire catholique Providence, Windsor
District School Board of Niagara, St. Catharines
Greater Essex County District School Board, Windsor
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, Belleville
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Peterborough
Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, Dryden
Lakefield College School, Lakefield
Lakehead District School Board, Thunder Bay
Lambton Kent District School Board, Chatham
Limestone District School Board, Kingston
London District Catholic School Board, London
Near North District School Board, North Bay
Niagara Catholic District School Board, Welland
Northwest Catholic District School Board, Fort Frances
Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland & Clarington Catholic District School Board, Peterborough
Provincial Schools Branch, Ministry of Education
Rainbow District School Board, Sudbury
Rainy River District School Board, Fort Frances
Simcoe County District School Board, Midhurst
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic School Board, Barrie
St. Clair Catholic District School Board, Wallaceburg
Superior North Catholic School Board, Terrace Bay
Thames Valley District School Board, London
Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, Thunder Bay
Toronto District School Board, Toronto
Waterloo Catholic District School Board, Kitchener
Waterloo Region District School Board, Waterloo
Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, Windsor
York Region District School Board, Aurora

High Performance Computing Projects & Facilities In Ontario

Centre for Advanced Computing at 4 member institutions
HPC4Health at the Hospital for Sick Children and GTAnet
SciNet at the University of Toronto and 5 affiliated research hospitals and institutions
SHARCNET (Shared Hierarchical Academic Research
Computing Network) at 18 participating institutions

Partners

We partner with a number of organizations across our network to ensure that we provide our users with the tools, functionality, and capacity that they require.

Nebula cloud services partners

Some of our partners offer their services to our connected institutions via the ORION Nebula – a collection of hosted services seamlessly accessed over the ORION network.  These strategic partners provide their services via ORION directly to our members who benefit from cost-savings but above all, world-class service offerings. 

Supra-ITS-ORION

Supra ITS

Supra ITS is a full-service technology partner, providing customers across a variety of industries with seamless, extensive infrastructure and managed IT services that deliver value, business efficiency and boost performance. From hardware, software and cloud infrastructure to strategic consulting and a ... Continue Reading
ACI Accelerated Connections Inc.

ACI Accelerated Connections Inc.

ACI is an industry-leading provider of enterprise IT solutions. Its focus and strength lies in managed networks, robust internet connectivity, and scalable voice and data architectures that support businesses of any size, from small offices to multinational corporations.  ACI is ... Continue Reading
Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA)

Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA)

CIRA (Canadian Internet Registry Authority) was founded as a not-for-profit in 1998, to become the official .ca domain registry for over 1.5 million .ca domain names. CIRA currently handles 3 billion .ca queries per month. CIRA is a not-for-profit group that ... Continue Reading
Cogent Communications

Cogent Communications

Cogent is a multinational Tier 1 Internet Service Provider consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world. Primary service offerings consists of Internet access and data transport, offered over our award-winning fiber optic, IP data-only network, ... Continue Reading
D2L

D2L

D2L partners with thought-leading organizations around the globe to improve learning through data-driven technology that helps deliver a personalized experience to every learner, regardless of geography or ability. Desire2Learn is an industry leader and innovator in educational software technologies based in ... Continue Reading
Edsby

Edsby

Edsby develops high performance, cloud‐based software that blends social networking with class and student management. The Edsby LMS offers K‐12 school districts an array of online social learning tools–from gradebooks, attendance trackers, and parent‐teacher communication features to content management and social ... Continue Reading
Google

Google

Google is a global company well known for their industry-leading search engine technology, online advertising (Google Adwords) and cloud-based applications, such as Google Apps and Gmail. Google has expanded the range of its products and services beyond the individual user ... Continue Reading
IBM/SoftLayer

IBM/SoftLayer

SoftLayer, an IBM company, maintains a strong and unique presence in Canada, making important contributions to the country’s economy, technology leadership and communities. IBM supports clients of all sizes and in all industries to transform their operations through the use ... Continue Reading
Microsoft

Microsoft

Microsoft develops social business solutions for employees, strategic partners and customers – securely stored and delivered in the cloud. Their social software includes an integrated suite of content management, collaboration and enterprise social networking features. Igloo is one of many ... Continue Reading
Resolve Collaboration Services

Resolve Collaboration Services

Resolve brings together the best in collaboration technology, including enterprise video for education. Their extensive suite of products includes: video conference technology sales, service and support, multipoint bridging, web broadcasting and collaboration, audio conferencing, and special event production.Resolve is one ... Continue Reading
IntelliGo-ORION-partner

IntelliGo

Toronto-based IntelliGo has been providing IT security services to the Canadian market for nearly a decade. Specializing in managed and professional security services, IntelliGo assists its customers and partners in making informed IT Security decisions while mitigating risks and reducing ... Continue Reading
Stage2Data

Stage2Data

Stage2Data Inc. is a premier Cloud Solution Provider offering robust cloud disaster recovery that is a hosted service, protecting your key servers along with your data. In the event of a site disaster, a team of DR experts will manage ... Continue Reading
ThinkOn

ThinkOn

As Canada’s only wholesale provider of storage, compute and networking (IaaS) resources, ThinkOn helps organizations protect their critical data assets and optimize their application infrastructure costs. ThinkOn provides a secure, fast, and scalable way to host enterprise applications, big data ... Continue Reading
Vianet

Vianet

Vianet provides complete communications solutions throughout Ontario. Vianet offers the widest range of Internet access services including dialup, high speed DSL and Cable Internet, wireless to rural residents and dedicated fibre optic services to larger enterprises. Hosting services include domain ... Continue Reading
WebPal

WebPal

The WebPal Applications Suite enables organizations to take their business processes online and interact with clients on a whole new level. Created by Palomino Inc., an Ontario-based mobile technology and web solutions provider, this secure, cloud-based software offers a powerful, ... Continue Reading
Technology partners
LoRa Alliance

LoRa Alliance

The LoRa™ Alliance is an open, non-profit association that has grown to more than 300 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members are closely collaborating ... Continue Reading
Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world’s ... Continue Reading
Cisco

Cisco

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com... Continue Reading
Peering partners
Amazon-Web-Services-AWS-ORION

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a comprehensive and scalable cloud computing platform for organizations. Delivered over the Internet and with a high degree of redundancy, services include data storage, high performance computing, and analytics and management tools.... Continue Reading
Akamai

Akamai

Akamai is the leading provider of cloud services for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's ... Continue Reading
CBC

CBC

CBC is Canada's comprehensive source of news, commentary and cultural content essential to our national story. Available on radio, television, and digital platforms, streaming CBC means keeping up-to-date anywhere, anytime.... Continue Reading
Network partners
Canada’s National Research and Education Network

Canada’s National Research and Education Network

ORION is one of the 12 provincial and territorial networks, together with CANARIE, which collectively form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). This powerful digital infrastructure connects Canadians to national and global data, tools, colleagues and classrooms that fuel ... Continue Reading
GTAnet

GTAnet

GTAnet is Ontario’s largest, member-owned, regional high-speed research and education network. The GTAnet network provides high-speed connectivity, support and services to its member universities, colleges, teaching hospitals and cultural institutions throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Together, GTAnet’s member institutions represent ... Continue Reading
LARGnet

London & Region Global Network (LARG*net)

LARG*net facilitates the provision of a secure, managed, cost-effective, single-source networking solutions for broader connectivity outside of a member's internal networks. This enables LARG*net members access, support and design assistance related to the Internet, and supports members' use of the ... Continue Reading
Windsor-Essex Development Network (WEDnet)

Windsor-Essex Development Network (WEDnet)

WEDnet connects more than 200 sites in Windsor-Essex through a physical fibre-based optical network at ultra-high speeds. As one of the National Regional Area Networks (NRANs) of CANARIE and ORION, WEDnet facilitates connectivity to researchers, partners from the education, healthcare, ... Continue Reading
Community partners
Colleges Ontario

Colleges Ontario

Colleges Ontario is the advocacy organization for the province’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology, advancing policies and awareness campaigns to help ensure Ontario produces the highly skilled workforce that is essential to our province’s prosperity.Colleges Ontario is also ... Continue Reading
Compute Ontario

Compute Ontario

Compute Ontario is a not-for-profit corporation, incorporated in 2014, formed to support advanced computing in Ontario.While Compute Ontario is in its formative stages, its early functions will include centralizing strategy and planning functions for advanced computing assets and investments in ... Continue Reading