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The War Amps


Business No: 131969628RR0001

Improving the lives of Canadian amputees since 1918 by providing essential funding for artificial limbs and advocacy for amputees’ rights.

The War Amps


A philosophy of “amputees helping amputees” has been the hallmark of The War Amps since 1918, when the organization was founded by amputee war veterans returning home from the First World War. Our programs have grown over the years from assisting war amputees – whom we still serve – to all amputees, including children. It is thanks to donors like you that all our programs are possible.

Our aims and objectives are to:

  • Provide financial assistance to amputees for their artificial limbs
  • Educate amputees with information on artificial limbs and all aspects of living with amputation
  • Encourage child amputees to develop a positive approach to amputation through comprehensive programs including tools for future independence
  • Assist war amputees and seriously disabled veterans access pension benefits and wellness programs
  • Advocate for the rights and interests of all amputees
  • Employ amputees and others with disabilities at the Key Tag Service sheltered workshop and throughout the Association
  • Serve the public through the Key Tag Service, PLAYSAFE™ and DRIVESAFE™ programs and Operation Legacy initiatives

The War Amps does not receive government grants; our funding comes from the public’s support of our Key Tag Service. Since it was created in 1946, the Key Tag Service has returned more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys to their owners.

Please visit for more information on our programs or to order key tags.


The War Amps

1 Maybrook Drive

Scarborough, ON, M1V 5K9

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