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


(Oct. 9, 2015) The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is committing $1 billion for “energy infrastructure acquisitions in Western Canada,” reports the Vancouver Province. The board is working...

(Oct. 9, 2015) It’s not difficult to find plenty of experts who concur the United States, and other developed countries including Canada, is on the verge of a retirement crisis, writes Yudha Manggala...

(Oct. 8, 2015) One of the largest Teamsters pension funds has filed “for reorganization under a new federal law and has sent letters to more than 400,000 members warning that their benefits must be...


Reports and studies

Economic and Social


Trends and Solutions

The Value of DB

From the Experts