What’s New in Retirement

Current trends and developments effecting ARIA members.

Canadians, according to research, want the kind of retirement security provided by a defined benefit pension plan, and they are willing to pay for it. Employers also enjoy the benefits of a defined benefit pension through the recruitment and retention value the model provides. And the stable income delivered to...

A couple of initiatives launched in California two years ago will not only increase the hourly wage of low-income workers, they will help them save for retirement according to a recent study by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education. The study, authored by the center’s director of the retirement...

Bob Dylan once sang about the need to get close to the teacher “if you want to learn anything,” presumedly advising his listeners that proximity to the subject is key for lessons learned. So when James Davis, OPTrust’s Chief Investment Officer, talks about getting close to the coalface of the market, he’s...

The BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) and SHARE are joining to present the BC Pension Forum, which includes a pre-forum event, Pension Boot Camp. The forum is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver, with pre-forum events, like the Boot Camp, planned for the 23rd, as is Trustee...

Advocacy for adequate retirement income features prominently on the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s (HOOPP) newly redesigned website, with a section focused exclusively on retirement security issues. “The advocacy section is an excellent resource for those interested in pension and advocacy issues …...

It started as a lunch meeting but by the time it had finished, it became a meeting of the minds over the need to solve the retirement crisis by launching a new national program to deliver workers adequate retirement income. Pension expert and academic Teresa Ghilarducci, a renowned labour economist, broke bread with...

“Baby boomer women ­– the first generation to approach retirement age under these conditions – find themselves in the workforce well into retirement age and facing poverty rates close to 12 per cent.” – Jennifer Erin Brown   A recent report from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) concludes...