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National Research and Education Network (NREN) Program

The purpose of this program is to support and strengthen Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN) Partners. The program’s initiatives leverage Canada’s digital assets to augment the impact of the NREN’s co-delivery model and align strategic evolution based on national priorities.


The Program is designed to ensure that the national backbone and the provincial and territorial networks continue to support Canadian innovation and leadership by:

  • Increasing capacity, reliability, and upgrades to existing equipment and infrastructure
  • Enabling network management (tools and training)
  • Extending the reach of the provincial and territorial networks to more institutions