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  • Michaela using her artificial arm with a bike attachment to ride her bike. See Michaela's story.

    Michaela’s Story

    With your support, Michaela has the essential artificial limbs she needs to thrive.

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  • A set of keys with a War Amps key tag attached laying on the ground. Learn more about the Key Tag Service.

    Key Tag Service

    Protect your keys and avoid high replacement costs and inconvenience by attaching a War Amps key tag to your key ring.

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  • Child amputee smiling while playing at a splash pad. Donate today.

    You Are a Part of What We Do

    By using the Key Tag Service, you are a part of what we do! Your support funds our essential programs for amputees.

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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 like Michaela.

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The War Amps

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.

Child Amputees

A child amputee wearing her water arm in a swimming pool.

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

Two war amputee veterans standing side by side.

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

A young woman wearing a prosthetic arm sitting at a table working on her laptop.

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

Since 1946, the Key Tag Service has been protecting your keys and supporting our essential programs for amputees.

How do 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 drop them in any mailbox in Canada.
  • The War Amps will return your keys to you by courier, free of charge.

To date, The War Amps has returned more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys to their owners. With the high replacement cost of keys and remote devices, this service is more important than ever!

“I am a longtime supporter of The War Amps, and they have returned two sets of keys I had lost. A wonderful organization and a terrific public service that really works.” Peter

Key Tag Service

Since 1946, the Key Tag Service has been protecting your keys and supporting our essential programs for amputees.

How do 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 drop them in any mailbox in Canada.
  • The War Amps will return your keys to you by courier, free of charge.

To date, The War Amps has returned more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys to their owners. With the high replacement cost of keys and remote devices, this service is more important than ever!

“I am a longtime supporter of The War Amps, and they have returned two sets of keys I had lost. A wonderful organization and a terrific public service that really works.” Peter

Order Your Key Tags

You Are a Part of What We Do

Since The War Amps first sent out key tags 75 years ago, the public’s participation in the service has made it a success. By using the Key Tag Service, you are a part of what we do! Your support funds essential programs for children, veterans and all amputees across Canada.

“We have supported The War Amps for more than 30 years. Then, two years ago, we lost our keys twice in short order. Only two days later, we got an envelope in the mail containing all our keys. Not only is the Key Tag Service fast, but it is also extremely dependable. Thank you so much!” Jack and Nicole

PLAYSAFE: Don’t Let It Happen to You

A few seconds of fun in the wrong place can change your life forever!

That is the warning from The War Amps Safety Ambassadors who appear in this video. Speaking from personal experience, eight young amputees share their stories about how they lost their limbs while at play and warn children to spot the danger before they play.

This unique "kids-to-kids" approach to safety awareness is at the root of the PLAYSAFE™ Program.

You can help spread the PLAYSAFE message to children in your community!

Learn More

PLAYSAFE: Ernie’s Story

Ernie lost his arm in a farm accident. He was chasing the dog around the farm when he fell onto the blades of a moving grain auger and lost his arm at the shoulder. Today, Ernie helps spread the PLAYSAFE™ message and warns other children to spot the danger before they play.

“Machines might move slow, but accidents happen fast. I never thought it would happen to me, until it did. Accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere, so PLAYSAFE!” Ernie

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.

The National Council of Veterans Associations in Canada.

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

Leave a Lasting Gift

A baby girl wearing her prosthetic arm pointing to the sky.

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.

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