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

Since amputee veterans started the Key Tag Service in 1946, The War Amps has returned more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys to their owners. Today, this service is more important than ever, with the high replacement cost of keys and remote devices.

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 provides employment for Canadian amputees and other people with disabilities.

When will my key tags be mailed?

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.
  • Key tags aren’t just for car keys; use them on any keys you want to protect – keys for your house, mailbox, bike lock, locker, USB key and more!

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

Thanks so much for returning my keys. You saved me the $400 cost of replacing my electronic fob. Diane
I want to thank the person who found my keys and called the number on the back of my War Amps key tag. The War Amps returned them to me by courier, free of charge, and saved me hundreds of dollars in replacement costs! Alex

Even if you have not donated, your lost keys will be returned to you if a War Amps key tag is attached to them and if the finder follows the instructions on the back of the tag.

Works Only in Canada

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.

Thanks to Key Tag Supporters!

Since 1946, donations to the Key Tag Service have funded The War Amps many programs for amputees. Through the CHAMP Program, child amputees like Trinity receive the artificial limbs and support they need to lead a full childhood and achieve future independence.

For Trinity, growing out of her artificial legs is like every child who has a growth spurt and grows out of their shoes. The War Amps gives parents peace of mind because we don’t have to worry about not being able to afford a new artificial leg or adjustment. This would not be possible without the generosity of Canadians. I feel like I owe them a big thank you. And a big thank you on behalf of Trinity, who is able to do what anyone else can – just differently – because of your support of the Key Tag Service.Trinity’s Mom

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