Letter: War Amps key tags are celebrating 75 years of service

Readers’ support makes a difference in amputees’ lives across the country

To the Expositor:

The War Amps Key Tag Service is celebrating a milestone this year—its 75th anniversary! The service has not only been reuniting Canadians with their lost keys, it has been helping to make a difference in the lives of amputees. To date, more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys have been returned to their owners. Although it’s a free service, donations enable the association to operate its many programs for amputees, including veterans and children.

I am a right leg amputee and was enrolled in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program shortly after I was born. The association has provided invaluable support including funding for my artificial limbs which allow me to be active and independent. Growing up, I also attended CHAMP seminars where I met other amputees just like me and learned to be proud of my amputation. 

The War Amps 2021 key tags are being mailed to residents across Northern Ontario. I would like to thank all those who have donated over the years. Your support is making a difference in the lives of amputees across the region and the country. 

Leah Cameron, communications officer

The War Amps

Northern Ontario