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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


A new paper by Robert Brown and Stephen Eadie takes a look at the best of defined benefit and defined contribution to produce what they call a retirement solution that “recognizes the likely needs and...

A committee formed by Quebec labour minister Dominique Vien will explore the issue of two-tiered pension plans, reports the Montreal Gazette. The committee was struck this summer and is addressing...

Retired steelworkers are still without their health benefits following a court ruling on Friday, writes Steve Arnold for the Hamilton Spectator. The retirees, formerly of Stelco which was purchased...


Reports and studies

Economic and Social


Trends and Solutions

The Value of DB

From the Experts