COMMUNITY: Winnipeg Blogger reaches out to New Immigrants to get Welcome Pack


Winnipeg resident and blogger  Cristina Evangelista- Licup, author of   opened   doors for newcomers in Winnipeg  to avail of a special box of goodies that was initially being distributed to newcomers in Ontario–the Welcome Pack. It is  a box filled with variety of household  items from some of Canada’s leading brands put together by partner companies from our neighboring  Ontario province  as a  welcome treat for  newly-landed immigrants.


Out of her desire to spread cheer, Cristina (known to her online friends and fellow bloggers as Momsie),  volunteered to coordinate registration and distribution of  said  boxes in Winnipeg   thru her blog, with support of her volunteer friends.


“I started my blog  to share my journey in Canada as an immigrant. Later on, people from different countries started to email me  and wrote comments about my posts. Until I learned about WelcomePack and wrote about it in one of my posts.”


Through her  initiative, Welcome Packs are now being distributed among valid newcomers in Winnipeg.  And since it started  in March 2016,  thousands of  boxes were handed out to happy newcomers.


 “The box gives more than freebies. It  gives a message that there are people and community that they can go to for help as they with adjust in their new home.”





To receive the box,  Cristina said  new immigrants  must be at least 18 yrs old and should be able to provide a document to prove  they  arrive  in Canada as permanent resident on or after January 1, 2014.     WelcomePack Canada Inc has its  own website however, link to Winnipeg registrants can be found in Cristina’s site:


Momsie, a  mother of three,  started  chronicling her life  when she  came to Winnipeg in 2009.   She also volunteers as  online settlement  worker  for  English Online, Inc.



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