ORION is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering Ontario researchers, educators and innovators.
How we serve ORION’s Community
Cultivating purpose and engagement within the industry
Our commitment to transparency, equity and engagement enables an intentional balance between collaboration, inclusivity, operational excellence and focus.
Supporting world class research, education and innovation platform
ORION sustains and constantly advances the province’s shared essential research, education and innovation platform. We protect its value and performance, driven by world-class standards and an ambition for equitable access.
Building trusted community partnerships
ORION connects Ontario’s research, education and innovation ecosystem through trusted, relevant community partnerships. We lead transparent, focused conversations to unify our voices for shared digital infrastructure.
Our network can open doors that you never even knew existed.When you join ORION, you become part of an elite group of researchers, educators, students and innovators with access to resources that can be difficult or impossible to access any other way.
When the pandemic forced Ontarians to work and learn from home for the majority of 2020-2021, cybersecurity became more crucial than ever. Reliable online access became even more indispensable, and ORION delivered on that need consistently. The pandemic revealed the consequences that arise when people and communities are unable to connect.
ORION’s THINK Conference will take place October 19 and 20, 2022. It will be a hybrid event, taking place in-person at the Design Exchange in Toronto, and will be fully accessible online for those who attend virtually.
Ontario public libraries connect their communities to e-resources, multi-media programs, and digital content creation. It is crucial for libraries to have a robust digital infastructure. ORION can help libraries meet these goals. The Ontario Library Association is working with ORION to facilitate digital discovery in communities across Ontario
As CIO of Laurentian, I know firsthand the rich opportunities a small university has to offer, such as diversity in research and flexibility in customizing undergraduate and graduate degrees, all while enjoying state-of-the-art facilities and technology.
ORION understands that the needs of bigger, urban universities are inherently different from the needs of smaller, rural universities like Laurentian. ORION is attentive to the concerns and interests of university educations and students – no matter how remote the school might be.