Welcome to ARIA

This is a blog from the Alliance for Retirement Income Adequacy to ensure that the ongoing pension debate, here in Canada and around the world, includes ongoing, current and meaningful discussion of the importance of adequate income in retirement.

ARIA is a discussion point for retirement income adequacy issues. In addition to talking about the value of defined benefit pension plans, we will also look at the role of defined contribution plans, Canada Pension Plan, Pooled Registered Pension Plans, RRSPs, Tax-Free Savings Accounts, and other retirement savings vehicles from Canada and around the world – and the role they play in ensuring people have enough to retire on.


A Global Perspective

Financial Results


Pensions for Young & Old

The Retirement Crisis

Employees and Retirees


(Nov. 26, 2015) The initial board for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Administration Corporation (ORPP AC) was announced today (Thursday) as Ontario finance minister Charles Sousa released an...

(Nov. 26, 2015) With much of the developed world facing a retirement crisis driven by the lack of adequate retirement income, programs, like the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), are being...

(Nov. 25, 2015) Frailties in the global economic system contributed to a second consecutive quarter of negative growth for Canadian pensions, reports Benefits and Pensions Monitor. It’s a development...


Reports and studies

Economic and Social


Trends and Solutions

The Value of DB

From the Experts