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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 3, 2016) A Boston Consulting Group study shows the strength of Canada’s top 10 pension plans, three of which are among the 20 largest funds worldwide. They have tripled in size since 2003,...

(May 3, 2016) The effort to stave off benefit cuts from the Central States Pension Fund as it struggles to deal with its funding deficit is picking up steam, writes Bruce Vail for In These...

(May 3, 2016) The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) could spark “fresh ‘value-for-money’ thinking into Canadian workplace pension design and delivery,” creating an opportunity for competition...


Reports and studies

Economic and Social


Trends and Solutions

The Value of DB

From the Experts