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Actress Jenna Elfman Says Crime’s Revolving Door Is No Laughing Matter

  TORONTO, ON – When it comes to the revolving door of attempts to reform criminality, comedy television and film star Jenna Elfman says it’s no joke. The actress — best known for her starring role in the TV sitcom, Dharma and Greg, and in the romantic comedy film Keeping the Faith — was in Toronto July 26, 2006 to inaugurate a new "Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) World Solutions Exhibition" at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. In her keynote address to 250 public officials, community leaders and supporters in attendance at the exhibit’s ribbon cutting ceremony, the actress rededicated her efforts to tackle social problems that wreak havoc on families and communities throughout the nation.

Her means: the social betterment methodologies developed by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard — the Narconon drug rehabilitation program, Criminon criminal reform courses, Applied Scholastics International’s education and literacy programs, and The Way To Happiness Foundation for reversing the decline of moral standards.

Toronto-based ABLE Canada is part of a worldwide network of continental and national organizations that promote the use of these humanitarian methodologies for purely secular charitable and educational activities. Joining Ms. Elfman to help launch ABLE Canada’s three-day exhibit were federal MP Derek Lee (Scarborough-Rouge River); Markham Town Councillor Khalid Usman; Access and Diversity Manager for Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation Ken Jeffers; and ABLE International President Rena Weinberg.

The World Solutions exhibit is the first of its kind, comprising 2,700 square feet of state-of-the-art displays with five 42-inch plasma TVs, each describing ABLE-supported social betterment programs. As well, the exhibit accommodates a seminar room and a film room to aid training.

Ms. Elfman, a trained Criminon correspondence course instructor, told of her success and joy in helping inmates regain their self-esteem and worth to society. "Again and again, I have been amazed to see individuals whom society and the government consider the ‘worst of humanity’ complete their Criminon services and realize for themselves that they can lead a life without crime," Ms. Elfman told the audience. "I have seen them walk out of prison for good — no revolving door.

"But here’s the most rewarding part: I don’t know that such things are happening because I read about them. I know about them because I cause them to happen. ABLE gives me the tools and the support that I need to succeed," she said.

ABLE International President Rena Weinberg said this week’s World Solutions Exhibition offers not only workshops and training sessions as an orientation to the Hubbard-based social betterment programs but also a needs assessment service to help local, regional, provincial and federal agencies tailor programs to suit their specific needs.

For information on the ABLE World Solutions Exhibition, contact Brad Melnychuk at (416) 925-6827 or (416) 697-1081, or e-mail, or go to the ABLE website at


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