Connected Institutions

Ontario Universities

Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie
Brock University, St. Catharines
Carleton University, Ottawa
French University of Ontario, Toronto
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay
Laurentian University, Sudbury
McMaster University, Hamilton
Nipissing University, North Bay
OCAD University, Toronto
Ontario Tech University, Oshawa
Queen’s University, Kingston
Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston
Ryerson University, Toronto
Trent University, Peterborough
University of Guelph, Guelph
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
Greater Essex County District School Board, Windsor
Niagara Catholic District School Board, Welland
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
Link North, 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. 

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
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