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Committed to Improving the Quality of Life for Canadian Amputees

Thanks to your support of the Key Tag Service, The War Amps is making a difference in the lives of amputees by providing financial assistance for artificial limbs, peer support and information on all aspects of living with amputation.

Key Tags

Thanks to your support of the Key Tag Service, The War Amps is making a difference in the lives of amputees by providing financial assistance for artificial limbs, peer support and information on all aspects of living with amputation.

  • Child Amputees

    Through the CHAMP Program, child amputees are encouraged to accept their amputations and develop a positive approach to challenges.

    Ways We Help Child Amputees

  • War Amputees

    The War Amps proudly serves war amputees and seriously disabled veterans from past and recent conflicts with assistance in navigating their benefits and accessing support services.

    Ways We Help War Amputees

  • Adult Amputees

    Through the Adult Amputee Program, The War Amps provides financial assistance towards the cost of artificial limbs and a wealth of information on living with amputation.

    Ways We Help Adult Amputees

Key Tags at Work!

With the high replacement cost of keys and remote devices, this service is more important than ever!

  • Attach a confidentially coded War Amps key tag to your key ring. It is registered only to your name and address.
  • If you lose your keys, the finder can call the toll-free number on the back of the tag or place them in any mailbox in Canada.
  • The War Amps will return your keys to you by courier, free of charge.
2016 marks the 70th anniversary of The War Amps Key Tag Service! To date, more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys have been returned to their owners.


Benjamin’s family became involved with The War Amps before he was born, after being told during a regular scan at 18 weeks that there were a few bones missing from his left leg.

The hospital connected them with the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, which immediately set them on a path of peer support through Matching Mothers. CHAMP also gave them information on artificial limbs and assured them that financial assistance would be provided for these limbs and devices as Benjamin grew.

CHAMP has been a support line that we could not be without, from the information we receive, to the seminars where we learn from each other, to the amazing financial support for the many artificial limbs Benjamin has received since he was a baby, including his new waterproof leg that allows him to swim and play like other children.Champ Benjamin’s parents

Key Tags for Kids

What do key tags do?

When you use War Amps key tags, you protect your keys AND support our many programs for amputees – like the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

Through CHAMP, child amputees receive the special recreational limbs and devices they need to lead a full childhood and achieve future independence.

Thanks to your support, anything is possible for child amputees.

Thank you to The War Amps donors, from the bottom of our hearts, for your kindness. If it was not for the funding from the public, Zoe would not be able to do what every child should be able to do: walk/run, play and feel like she can do anything! Her life would not be nearly as happy and full if we didn’t have such support.Champ Zoe’s Mom
Thank you to all our supporters
The Legacy Continues

The Legacy Continues

A philosophy of “amputees helping amputees” has been the hallmark of The War Amps since 1918, when the Association was founded by war amputees returning home from the First World War. Our unique history has shaped the innovative programs we offer for amputees and the public, which are still going strong today.

Learn more about The War Amps history

The Canadian Army Newsreels

Canadian Army Newsreels

Filmed by army cameramen during the Second World War, the Canadian Army Newsreels documented Canadian troops in training, in battle and behind the lines. They also provide a fascinating glimpse of Canadian society in the 1940s and the war effort on the home front.

The War Amps, in cooperation with the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and veterans of the Canadian Army Film Unit, has made the complete set of Canadian Army Newsreels available to the public for the first time on DVD.

Learn more about the Canadian Army Newsreels

Just purchased The Canadian Army Newsreels and my wife and I watched a number of them last night – outstanding and long overdue to be made available to the public. I applaud The War Amps. Well done!Viewer

Leave a Lasting Gift

Leave a Lasting Gift

You can continue the legacy of “amputees helping amputees” with a charitable bequest in your will. With your help, The War Amps will continue to meet its commitments to children – and all amputees – long into the future.

Learn more about charitable bequests

Audrey has been a member of CHAMP since she was just a few weeks old. As she grows up, The War Amps will be there for her and her family every step of the way.