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.

Key Tags for Kids

What do key tags do?

When you use War Amps key tags, you protect your keys AND support our many programs for amputees – like the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

Through CHAMP, child amputees receive the special recreational limbs and devices they need to lead a full childhood and achieve future independence.

Thanks to your support, anything is possible for child amputees.

Thank you to The War Amps donors, from the bottom of our hearts, for your kindness. If it was not for the funding from the public, Zoe would not be able to do what every child should be able to do: walk/run, play and feel like she can do anything! Her life would not be nearly as happy and full if we didn’t have such support.Champ Zoe’s Mom

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