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The War Amps is committed to improving the quality of life for Canadian amputees.

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The War Amps National Headquarters building in Ottawa.

The War Amps has been continued under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and is registered as a charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The War Amps is funded by donations to the Key Tag Service. It does not receive government grants.

Since 1918, The War Amps has met the needs of war amputees. Today, the Association continues to serve them, and all Canadian amputees, including children. The Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program provides financial assistance for artificial limbs, regional seminars and peer support. Through CHAMP, The War Amps tradition of “amputees helping amputees” will continue long into the future.

Looking ahead to the future, it is our intention that The War Amps Regional Representatives (all of them CHAMP graduates who have had a long and dedicated involvement with the Association as well as providing outstanding assistance to other amputees in their communities) will help continue our mission.

As part of our ongoing operational/continuation plan, our Regional Representatives will play an important role as part of our governance structure, furthering the legacy of the war amputees who originally founded the Association and established the essential charitable programs that have successfully evolved over the years.

Executive Committee

Brian N. Forbes, B.Comm., LLB

Chairman, Executive Committee

David Saunders, CPA, CA

Chief Operating Officer

Executive Subcommittee

Danita Chisholm

Executive Director, Communications and CHAMP Program

Lorraine Cornelius

Executive Director, Public Awareness

Darlene Quesnel

Executive Director, Internal Operations

Quebec Operations

Louis Bourassa

Director, Programs and Community Outreach (Quebec)

Yardley Sandaire

Director, Internal Operations (Quebec)

Regional Representatives

Tara Klippert

(Yukon and the North)

Jennah Stavroff

(British Columbia)

Selena Smakal

(British Columbia)

Tim Inglis

(British Columbia)

Keith Parker

(British Columbia)

Annae Jones


Chris Koch


Lisa DeJong


Liz Gareau


Leanne Holtvogt


Angie Ducharme-Johnson


Merrill Loeppky


Kevin Delaney


Chinyere Eni-McLean


Christine McMaster


Denise Swedlo


Caroline Viau


Isabelle Dugré


Stephen Hann

(Prince Edward Island)

Justin Belliveau

(New Brunswick)

Kevin Roscoe

(Nova Scotia)

Tim Verney

(Nova Scotia)

Shelley Churchill

(Newfoundland and Labrador)