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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


(Feb. 4, 2016) Premier Kathleen Wynne deserves credit for the “solid, good” idea of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), writes Douglass L. Grant in the Waterloo Chronicle. The ORPP, he writes,...

(Feb. 4, 2016) Looking towards their retirement years, Britons are seeing a view very similar to what citizens of other developed countries are seeing. And that’s a retirement not as comfortable or...

(Feb. 4, 2016) A plan put forward by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) to restore defined benefit pensions could save the New Brunswick $50 million, says the...


Reports and studies

Economic and Social


Trends and Solutions

The Value of DB

From the Experts