Squares Program

These cozy and colourful creations are distributed widely to adult and pediatric cancer patients. You’ll see their knitting baskets in waiting rooms everywhere! Drop by to select one of these cozy and colourful creations for yourself or for someone else.

Here are the details needed to get started in contributing to the Squares of Care program:

  • Squares should be 6 1/2″ or 17 cm, although the group can work with a variety of sizes.
  • Generally, 35 squares are used for a blanket (7′ X 5′).
  • It is suggested that knitters use a #7 needle or 4.5. If crocheting, please make it a 6 1/2″ square.
  • Please work the ends of the yarn into the squares, our square ladies use colourful yarn to sew the squares together.
  • Knitters are asked to use Sayelle yarn rather than wool (no reactions that way).

There is a large group that works on all aspects of the blankets each week, including washing and packaging, so all you need to do is drop off your squares and they can take it from there.

Where to drop off squares, yarn or needles for donation:

afghanYou can also leave them with the information desk at the Henderson or Juravinski Cancer Clinic, or hang them off the Wellwood office door if the door is closed.

Wellwood Resource Centre of Hamilton

711 Concession Street
Hamilton, Ontario
L8V 1C3

Telephone: (905) 389-5884
Email: wellwood@hhsc.ca

Click here for a map to Wellwood.

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday evening 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday evening 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

When you drop off your first bunch, please leave your contact information with the squares. We like to send thank-you notes every few months.

Additionally, a second community site has been opened:

Wellwood Juravinski House
501 Sanatorium Road (where Sanatorium meets Rice)
Hamilton, ON L9C 2A7
905-667-8870

Click here for a map. (Free parking attached to house).

Evening hours only:
Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.