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.
by the numbers
year after year*, Folie Technique(*note that in 2020 many activities were suspended due to the pandemic.)
reaches close to 20,000 young people with its activities
hires nearly 50 science and engineering students
welcomes 1,230 summer campers
provides close to 90 science workshops in elementary schools, for some 1,700 students
presents the «Trousse Défis Poly » workshop to more than 160 classes within Québec's 10 regions
organizes the « Défi du Professeur Polynume » math teaching activity for 50 classes
presents a major robotics project at 6 elementary schools.