CFN : Our Mission Statement & Vision – November 28, 2012 by Jamie Gilcig

CFN –  So many things get said about CFN & myself I thought I’d take this opportunity to more clearly retell our Mission Statement and our Vision for CFN and our amazing community.

Mission Statement

CFN is an online newspaper whose Mission is to give voice to the many who’d never have an opportunity to have a voice whether via op-ed, letters, or comments on stories.

To be non-partisan and allow voices to be heard even though our ownership, editors, staff, sponsors, and viewers may not always agree with them.

For people to have voice, but still do so in a safe manner although they may be challenged strongly for those opinions.

And that by creating a forum to share unfiltered news and opinions that we may as a society speak to each other and exchange ideas that can lead to growth of our culture, community and society in a positive manner and show people that they do count; their voices do count, and that anyone can change their world.

Our Vision

CFN’s vision is to see our community participate in a lively discussion of the issues that matter to them no matter how small or obscure.   We want to nourish and help create strong voices.

In these days of spoon fed values and massive societal conformity for people to think about issues and not just follow the pack.   Whether it be questioning why decisions are made or confronting people and holding them accountable; CFN’s vision is to help empower people while educating and entertaining.

The news can be a living thing.   And one newspaper can be very different than others.   We also want to create a haven to attract the most talented people in the Universe where they can excel and gain from their talents, voices, and artistry with less restrictions, not more.

CFN is not just “the news”  It’s people’s views.  It’s what they are passionate about.   It’s about showing the world what they can do or what they’ve done.

I know that our Mission Statement & Vision are very ambitious, but after three years I truly am grateful for how far CFN has traveled and the impact it’s  had in our community and abroad.  

When we say Intensely Local it’s something to live up to, we mean it.   We hope our viewers do too wherever local is for them! 

Jamie Gilcig – Founder – CFN


  1. I for one appreciate what is being done here, thank you. I have spent money at a few of your sponsors and never said where I heard them from, I should change that.

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    Yes, we’ve had a lot of discussions of the business model for CFN and I have held back from changing it because I feel we truly are what mainstream is becoming.

    That being said I can’t think of any better way to support CFN than to support our amazing sponsors as they are the people that truly pay the bills and keep the lights on.

    They are not only promoting themselves, but truly supporting our community and I think they deserve a ton of support and respect.

    And thanks to them, and you we are on pace for this November to be our largest month ever and break our page views record!

  3. CFN Mission: “is to give voice to the many”
    CFN Vission: “to nourish and help create strong voices.”
    CFN Goal: “to attract the most talented people in the Universe”
    CFN Strategy” “anyone can change their world”

    When we empower others to empower themselves, they in turn empower us to empower ourselves. We may not always agree on issues and views but we agree in each other’s Freedom of Expression. Jamie you are a revolutionary media entrepreneur. It is your willingness to collaborate with your universe that is empowering your universe to collaborate with you. You have earned and continue to earn much respect from your world. You have changed your world and you are helping us in changing our worlds. I am grateful and I thank you.

  4. Excellent work CFN and Jamie Gilcig. It is so important to give a voice to the many when they thought they didn’t have one.

  5. Mantra: For the passionately participative

    Good for CFN!

  6. Jamie and CFN thanks for being the voice of the people .

    I appreciate independent media and the insight that it provides ,for their are many viewpoints to a subject.

    CFN permits the opportunity for the people to voice their concerns ,for communication is key to bring positive change and improvement to our great community.

    Great mission statement and Vision .

    Thanks CFN for being the voice of the people and for the people.

  7. What attracted me to this venue was the openess on extemely sensitive topics.

    It has allowed people to to freely express their views

    Carry on good luck and who are your sponsors, I would very much like to support them, even though I live in Mississauga

    Jim Quealey

  8. Jamie…..With a new year on the horizon, I want to take this opportunity to thank-you for all that you do here at CFN. It may not be easy for you at times but I want you to know it is appreciated. Thank-you for offering us this venue for all to share without prejudice. Hopefully we can all enjoy this site for many more years to come. Thank-you for being the person you are.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU and your staff!!! May the coming year be your best ever!!! Health, Happiness and Prosperity and most of all “LOVE” **HUGS**


  9. I have finally given stella a thumbs up,who da thunk it!!!
    Keep up the good work Jamie. Merry Christmas & the best in the new year

  10. mariah……I am not that bad a person nor the wicked witch, I do have a heart **smile**

    Thanks for the thumbs up!!! Wishing you and yours the very best also for the coming year……who knows we may become the best of friends in 2013!!! Just teasing you……

  11. I have only just recently discovered CFN . A most pleasant and exciting discovery it was ! Your sponsors will receive my consideration and you ( CFN ) my respect . The Mission and Vision statements capture my imagination and I would be only to happy to jump aboard and go with you all for this ride into the future today . Count me in !

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