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Folie Technique


What we do

Folie Technique is a non-profit organization established in 1991 at the initiative of engineering students at Polytechnique Montréal. Its mission is to give young people the opportunity to explore the worlds of science, mathematics, engineering and technology, through creative, interactive and accessible activities.

The aim of Folie Technique is to give young people the opportunity to discover the world of science and engineering, and to bolster their self-confidence, regardless of where they live, their socioeconomic situation or their gender.



Folie Technique offers activities designed to bolster girls’ self-confidence, dispel stereotypes about women in the sciences, engineering and technology, and instil in camp participants a positive attitude toward these fields.

Youth from disadvantaged communities

The academic, personal and social success of youth from disadvantaged communities has long been of concern to society. Working in partnership with various organizations, Folie Technique has developed activities to reach these young people, who otherwise would not have a chance to participate in science programs of this kind.

Folie Technique
by the numbers

in 2022


Donations from the Week of the White Rose initiative enabled Folie Technique to offer a one-week science camp to 61 young girls from disadvantaged neighbourhoods.


A total of 2,165 primary school students from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, around half of whom are girls, attended Folie Technique science workshops thanks to Week of the White Rose donations.


In all, 131 girls were part of 100%-girl groups at Folie Technique summer camps.


Over the years, the Week of the White Rose has raised more than $170,000 in donations toward Folie Technique activities.


Folie Technique celebrated its 31st anniversary in 2022.

On the 25th anniversary of the tragic events of December 6, 1989, Polytechnique Montréal presented the very first edition of the Week of the White Rose. This annual fundraiser, to benefit Polytechnique Montréal’s science camp, Folie Technique, is aimed at giving girls from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to take part in science awareness activities, through the sale of virtual white roses.