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The War Amps provides amputees with financial assistance for artificial limbs and information resources that address all aspects of amputation.

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Key Tags

  • This Is a War Amps Key Tag!

War Amps key tags safeguard your keys, including expensive-to-replace car fobs. The Key Tag Service is free – and it works!

  • This Is a War Amps Key Tag!

How Key Tags Work

  • 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.

Since amputee veterans started the Key Tag Service in 1946, more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys have been returned to their owners!

Key Tag Campaign

Key tags are mailed to Canadians once a year but are available for order at any time. The sheltered workshop where the key tags are made also provides employment for Canadian amputees and people with disabilities.

Enter your postal code to see when you can expect to receive your 2019 key tags.

Found a Set of Lost Keys?

Please help us return them to their owner!
Call 1 800 250-3030
OR
Drop in a Canada Post mailbox

I lost my car keys and inquired about getting a new set – nearly $400 to replace! Just received them back by courier from The War Amps, free of charge, thanks to my key tag. What a service! War Amps Supporter

Partnership with Canada Post

A set of keys with a War Amps key tag, deposited in a mailbox in Canada, is forwarded to us as a result of an agreement between Canada Post and The War Amps. We do not have such an agreement with postal services outside of Canada. Although some keys have been returned to Canadian owners from locations abroad, we cannot guarantee that our tags will protect your keys if they are lost outside Canada. We can guarantee though that The War Amps toll-free number, printed on the back of the tag, does work in the United States.

Your Support Is Making a Difference

If you see value in The War Amps programs and services, you can choose to make a donation.

Donations to the Key Tag Service support our many programs for amputees – like the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, which offers comprehensive services to child amputees and their families, including financial assistance for artificial limbs and recreational devices, regional seminars and peer support.

It’s hard for us to put into words how grateful we are to supporters of the Key Tag Service. Without this, we wouldn’t be able to afford Dylan’s artificial limbs or have the support system that is our CHAMP family. We want you to know that your key tags really are at work for Dylan and so many other children like him.Denise and Allen, Dylan's parents
ISO

The War Amps is ISO 27001:2013 certified for the operation of an information security management system to protect the privacy of donor and key tag information; this is in accordance with Statement of Applicability, Issue 1, dated March 2015.

The War Amps DOES NOT:

  • Use professional fundraisers
  • Receive government grants
  • Solicit by phone or door-to-door
  • Sell or trade your name/address
  • Spend more than 10% on administration
  • Tie up funds in long-term investments
I think very highly of this charity. I appreciate all they do for the community, and I have never received any telemarketing or unwanted donation requests. I use their labels and have benefited twice from having my lost keys returned due to the key tags. I will continue to donate to this organization. Thanks for all that you do. Kirsten