Aon Hewitt is committed to fostering a better understanding of the target benefit approach and has issued a series of guides that take interested parties through the fundamentals of these plans and present ideas for consideration as the legislative landscape develops in Canada.

These guides, along with Aon Hewitt's target benefit website (, leverage our extensive experience in the design and implementation of such programs. They provide practical insight into what many in the pension industry see as a viable alternative for both plan sponsors and plan members in maintaining sustainable retirement programs in Canada. 

For immediate access to full versions, please complete the form on this page. Executive summaries for each guide are available for download below.

Delivering on the Target Benefit Plan: Governance and Risk Alignment
(December 2013)
The third installment in this series tackles governance matters related to these fixed contribution, variable benefit pension designs, taking a close look at key considerations, possible governance alternatives, and options for pension plan sponsors.

Unpacking the Target Benefit Plan: Finding the Right Benefit/Funding Balance
(October 2012)
Aon Hewitt’s second target benefit guide takes a practical look at the issues surrounding pension benefit affordability and sustainability testing.

Target Benefit Plans: The Future of Sustainable Retirement
(June 2012)
The first in Aon Hewitt’s target benefit series, this guide provides a detailed examination of target benefit plans in the Canadian context.


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