War Amps (The)
|Address, Telephone, E-mail, Website|
|Address||2827 Riverside Dr|
Ottawa, ON K1V 0C4
|Intersection||Riverside Dr and Hog's Back Rd|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Bus Route Notes||OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or OC Bus Schedules|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-465-2677 |
CHAMP Program 1-800-267-4023
Key Tags 1-800-250-3030
National Amputee Centre:1-877-612-2472
PLAYSAFE / DRIVESAFE programs 1-800-267-7487
|Description and Services|
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm|
|Description||A charity organization that offers help to amputees of all ages, through its programs. The following are the main programs and services of The War Amps: |
* Key Tags, Address Label Service and donations: The sheltered workshop in Scarborough, where the key tags and address labels are produced, provides employment to Canadian amputees and other people with disabilities. The War Amps Key Tag Service ensures swift return of your lost keys free of charge.
* Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program: Canadian children from birth to 18 years of age, who are born missing one or more limbs or who lose limbs due to an accident or medical causes, can enroll in the CHAMP Program. The CHAMP Program offers comprehensive services for the families of child amputees.
* Funding: CHAMP provides funding for: artificial limbs, where provincial medical plans or private insurance plans do not cover the entire cost; CHAMP covers 100% of the cost of recreational limbs and devices for its members. Recreational limbs for musical instruments, swimming, skiing, or other activities are considered to be a necessity for child amputees; travel to and from prosthetic facilities.
* JUMPSTART: a program that provides computers to members of CHAMP with multiple amputations.
* Peer counselling: CHAMP Offers support for child amputees and family members through a strong network of peer counselling programs.
* Matching Mothers Program: allows parents to share their experiences in raising an amputee child by matching parents with another family in CHAMP.
* Junior Counsellors: provide practical advice and personal insight into growing up with an amputation. Younger Champs have someone to look up to. Parents see firsthand that their child's future is bright.
* CHAMP Seminars: The War Amps holds regional CHAMP Seminars every year bringing together child amputees and their parents.
* National Amputee Centre: The primary goal of The War Amps National Amputee Centre is to educate amputees and their families about all aspects of amputation. The Adult Amputee Program is also run through the National Amputee Centre.
* PLAYSAFE / DRIVESAFE Programs: A kids-to-kids approach to safety awareness where through parades, public service messages and videos, CHAMP youngsters become Safety Ambassadors.
|Application||Call to access programs or services and to obtain forms|
|Languages of Service||English ; French|
|Primary Executive||Dave Saundeers, Chief Operating Officer; Phone: 416-412-0600 * 1-800-250-3030; Fax: 1-800-219-8988; Email: email@example.com|
|Subjects||Amputees ; Assistive devices ; Charitable status ; Counselling ; Financial assistance ; Free services ; Nonprofit organizations ; Physical disabilities ; Support groups ; Veterans ; Youth|
|Broader Terms||Age groups ; Disabilities ; Financial services ; Groups ; Organizations ; Reduced cost services|