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
Canadore College, North Bay
Canadian Forces College, Toronto 
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
La Cité Collégiale, Ottawa
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

Ajax Pickering Hospital (Lakeridge Health), Ajax
Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto
Bowmanville Hospital (Lakeridge Health), Bowmanville
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
London Health Sciences Centre, London
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, Toronto
McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton
Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Sudbury-Thunder Bay
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto
Ontario Telemedicine Network, Toronto
Oshawa Hospital (Lakeridge Health), Oshawa
Port Perry Hospital (Lakeridge Health), Port Perry
Public Health Ontario, Toronto
Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket
St. Joseph’s Health Care, London
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
University Health Network, Toronto
Whitby Hospital (Lakeridge Health), Whitby 

Regional Area Network (RAN)

GTAnet, Toronto
London & Region Global Network (LARG*net), London
Connecting Windsor-Essex (CW-E), Windsor


Research, Cultural & Educational Facilities

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, London
Bureau of Food Surveillance and Science Integration (Health Canada), Ottawa
Canadian Microsystems Corporation, Kingston
Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN), Statistics Canada, Hamilton
Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), Ottawa
City of Vaughan, Vaughan
Contact North | Contact Nord, Sudbury -Thunder Bay
Defense Research and Development Canada, Toronto 
Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton
Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses (Public Health Agency of Canada), Guelph
National Research Council, London
Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo
Robarts Research Institute, London
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
SNOLAB, Sudbury
Vaughan Public Libraries, Vaughan
Groupe Média TFO, Toronto
TVO, Toronto

Ontario School Boards

Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir, North York
Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence, Windsor
District School Board of Niagara, St. Catharines
Greater Essex County District School Board, Windsor
Lakefield College School, Lakefield
Niagara Catholic District School Board, Welland
Provincial Schools Branch, Ministry of Education
Rainbow District School Board, Sudbury
Simcoe County District School Board, Midhurst
Thames Valley District School Board, London
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

Advanced Research 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

Regional Innovation Centres

Haltech Innovation Centre, Burlington
Innovate Niagara, St. Catherine’s
Innovation Factory, Hamilton
Innovation Guelph, Guelph
Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION), North Bay
MaRS Discovery District, Toronto
Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre (NIOC), Thunder Bay
Productivity & Innovation, Timmins
RIC Centre, Brampton
Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre, Sault Ste. Marie
Spark Centre, Oshawa
TechAlliance, London
ventureLab, Markham


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.

Service partners

Some of our partners offer their services to our connected institutions through 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

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)

About CIRA CIRA (Canadian Internet Registry Authority) is a member-based not-for-profit organization, best known for managing the .CA internet domain on behalf of all Canadians, developing and implementing policies that support Canada’s internet community and representing the .CA registry internationally. ... 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 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 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 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


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


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


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 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
Technology partners


IBM SPSS IBM SPSS is a software tool that is used for statistical analysis.   ORION has partnered with IBM, where ORION is the sole provider of IBM SPSS Campus Value licenses to academic institutions in Ontario.   ORION administers ... Continue Reading


eduroam (for EDUcation ROAMing) is a free and secure global internet access service developed for the international education and research community. eduroam allows students, staff and researchers from participating institutions and organizations to obtain wireless Internet access to their home institution or campus ... Continue Reading


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 is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at Continue Reading
Peering partners

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 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 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
Map of Canada's national research and education network

Canada’s National Research and Education Network

Canada's National Research and Education Network The National Research and Education Network (NREN) is an essential collective of infrastructure, tools, and people that bolsters Canadian leadership in research, education and innovation. CANARIE and twelve provincial and territorial partners form Canada's ... Continue Reading


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

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
Connecting Windsor-Essex

Connecting Windsor-Essex

Connecting Windsor-Essex is a non-profit organization comprised of a Board of Directors, a Board Executive, and a consortium of over 40 member companies, associations, councils and other organizations in Windsor-Essex. What began as an information technology project, focused primarily on ... 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