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.

  • Nokia

    Nokia creates technology that makes the world act together. As a trusted partner for critical networks, they are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. They create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs. Learn more about Nokia.

  • Ciena

    Ciena is a networking systems, services, and software company. They’re driven by a relentless pursuit of network innovation – enabling their customers to adapt within ever-changing environments to deliver richer, more connected experiences for their business and users. Learn more about Ciena.


    CANARIE connects Canadians to each other and to the world. Their programs equip Canadian researchers, students, and startups to excel on the global stage. Together with their thirteen provincial and territorial partners, they form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). Learn more about CANARIE.

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    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. Learn more about CIRA


    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. Learn more about IBM SPSS.

  • eduroam

    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. Learn more about eduroam.

  • Cisco

    Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Learn more about Cisco.

  • 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. Learn more about Amazon Web Services

  • 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. Learn more about Akamai.

  • 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. Learn more about CBC.

Network Partners

  • 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…  Learn more about NREN

  • 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… Learn more about GTAnet

  • 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… Learn more about LARG*net

  • 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…  Learn more about Connecting Windsor-Essex

Community Partners

  • 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…  Learn more about Colleges 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… Learn more about Compute Ontario