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Polytechnique Montréal

2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Montréal (Québec)
H3T 1J4

C.P. 6079, succ. Centre-ville Montréal
H3C 3A7
514 340-4711


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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 and ethnically mixed communities

The academic, personal and social success of youth from disadvantaged and multiethnic 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 the past year, Folie Technique


reached close to 20,000 young people through its activities


hired nearly 45 science and engineering students


welcomed 1,500 participants to its summer camp


gave close to 105 science workshops in elementary schools, reaching 2,000 students


presented the Trousse Défis Poly to more than 170 classes located in 10 regions of Québec


enabled 30 classes to take part in the Défi du Professeur Polynume, a mathematics teaching activity


presented a major robotics project at 6 elementary schools.

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.