Media Kit

CANARIE Boilerplate

CANARIE connects Canadians to each other and to the world. Our programs equip Canadian researchers, students, and startups to excel on the global stage.

Together with our thirteen provincial and territorial partners, we form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). This ultra-high-speed network connects Canada’s researchers, educators, and innovators to each other and to global data, technology, and colleagues.

Beyond the network, we fund and promote the development of software for research and national efforts to manage data generated from research. To strengthen the security of Canada’s higher-ed sector, we collaborate with our partners in the NREN, government, academia, and the private sector to fund, implement, and support cybersecurity initiatives. We also provide identity management services to the academic community and boost Canada’s startups with cloud resources and expertise in emerging technologies.

Established in 1993, we are a non-profit corporation, with most of our funding provided by the Government of Canada.

CANARIE by the Numbers


number of Canadians with access to the CANARIE network


Number of Canadian entrepreneurs and businesses that have used CANARIE’s DAIR cloud service


Number of cross-disciplinary Software Services that analyze big-data and support mass collaboration, free for use by the scientific research community


Annual traffic, in Terabytes, carried by the CANARIE network in 2018-19


Length in KM of CANARIE’s coast-to-coast ultra-high-speed research and education network


higher education institutions currently participating in the Canadian Access Federation (CAF)

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Number of eduroam log-ins that CANARIE manages each day to enable students and faculty to roam at visited institutions


percent by which traffic on the CANARIE network has been growing over the past ten years

CANARIE Leadership

Download photos and read bios of CANARIE’s Executive Team and Board of Directors

Network Maps

CANARIE Backbone Network

National Research and Education Network


All uses of the CANARIE logo must first be approved by our Media Contact and must adhere to our Style Guide.

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Media Contact

Ela Yazdani | Director, Communications
ela.yazdani [at] | 613-943-5432