After 100 years, the War Amps are still active in the community, as their key tag service is delivering commemmorative key tags for this year.
The key tag service returns lost keys using a nine-digit code on the back. The War Amps key tag service has delivered over 1.5 million lost keys since the program began.
Safety events coordinator James Jordan describes how the key tag service began.
“It was a great idea by the First and Second World War amputees that started this organization a hundred years ago to start the key tag service. Soon after the Second World War, being service men, they wanted to provide a service to Canadians (and) at the same time, raise funds for their organization; financial assistance for artificial limbs, and their programs for amputees and resources.”
Those who have yet to receive their key tags can call the war amps or go online to order them.
The key tag service does not work outside of Canada, but it free of charge in the country with donations being encouraged.