The CIFP Retirement Institute has a mission to research and develop the knowledge base of retirement planning and, financial planning more generally, in the best interest of Canadians.
The Institute is evolving into the pre-eminent source to obtain unbiased, high quality, topical information about retirement and retirement planning. Education programs supporting the various CIFP designations supplement technical content with a focus on the more qualitative aspects of retirement and financial planning. Despite the importance of incorporating qualitative factors into a plan, unfortunately, it is often overlooked in a typical client-planner meeting or, may not be discussed in sufficient detail because far too often the client-planner interaction revolves around all things quantitative. To counter this deficiency, topics such as lifestyle planning, client engagement skills, retirement trends, considerations as part of estate and succession planning, how to prepare for retirement and intergenerational wealth transfers are fundamental learning objectives within the RRC and RFRA curricula.