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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 Tag Service

It works! Nearly 13,000 sets of lost keys are returned every year.

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.

Protect the valuables on your key ring with a War Amps key tag and help support programs for amputees.

Thank you for the safe return of my keys! My car fob would have cost $265 to replace, so I am especially happy to have it back. Joffre

Jericho's Story

Jericho

When Jericho was born, he was missing bones in the lower parts of both legs, and a double amputation was his best option for a full and active life.

The hospital social worker told Jericho's parents about The War Amps and how we would be able to help. From the day Jericho was enrolled, CHAMP has been there to ease the path with financial support for artificial limbs, peer support and regional seminars.

Today, Jericho has special running legs that help put a little bounce in his step!

Without The War Amps and all of their financial support for Jericho’s artificial limbs, we don’t know where we would be right now. He lives their motto “It’s what’s left that counts” every single day. We would like to thank everyone who donates to The War Amps Key Tag Service because, with your support, we now know that Jericho is going to go further than we could have imagined.Joy, Jericho’s mother
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

Our role in The National Council of Veteran Associations in Canada (NCVA)

Since 1918, The War Amps has fought to protect the rights of amputee veterans and address the difficulties they face. Today, we continue to use nearly 100 years of expertise to assist modern-day war amputees, as well as traditional amputee veterans, and to champion their rights.

NCVA

For many years, The War Amps has worked in close collaboration with NCVA to ensure the position and concerns of seriously disabled veterans and more particularly veteran amputees are identified and recognized in the NCVA Legislative Agenda for submission to the Government/Veterans Affairs Canada/Department of National Defence.

Learn more about our role in NCVA

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.