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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


(May 24, 2016) Call it a tale of unexpected consequences as a new report suggests the decades-long push to dismantle public pensions in the United States has caused social and economic upheaval,...

(May 24, 2016) The funding structure for a “big Montreal transit proposal” provides insight into how the federal government might get the billions needed for public infrastructure projects, writes Andy...

(May 24, 2016) An enhanced Canada Pension Plan (CPP) that will deliver enriched benefits to Canadians is among the most important public policies being discussed today, according to Wesley...


Reports and studies

Economic and Social


Trends and Solutions

The Value of DB

From the Experts