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

Two war amputee veterans posing with two young child amputees.

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. Peer support, self-help and practical assistance are common threads that have been retained in the modern-day organization that developed from their efforts.

Today, the Association continues to serve war amputees, and all Canadian amputees, including children.

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
  • 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

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 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