Welcome to Polio Quebec

Our mission: To help people with polio and post-polio syndrome.

Tribute to Pauline Karolewicz

I am really proud to know you and to have worked with you for the Polio Quebec Association. You are a person of integrity and dedication, who has given her heart and soul to keep the association viable and healthy.

Always supportive at our monthly meetings, your contribution as treasurer, your comments always respectful to all are very much appreciated.

You supported Sally Atkins, Mona Arsenault, Dr. Cashman, Father Gaudreault, Mario DiCarlo, Gilles Besner, Daniel Montmarquette, Chantal Mallen, our Director Amitha Katta, and all the members and former members of the Board.

Pauline, we will miss you. You wanted to leave us six months ago and you stayed until we found you a replacement.

Living with the aftermath of polio brings its own set of pains and discomforts that often increase with age. I understand that you want to take a break and that you are tired.

Even though you are leaving us, you are still a very busy person with your family, your grandchildren, your condo and so on.

I wish you to continue to live your life to the fullest and to see you at our meetings

Roland Larivière

President PolioQuébec Association

Pauline Karolewicz

From left to right: Roland Larivière, Chantal Mallen, Pauline Karolewicz, Nicole Gagliardi, Mona Arsenault.

Polio Quebec Information

About us

Polio Quebec's mission is to help people with polio and to be the best source of help for them.


In this section, we offer you different resources under several categories, as well as information leaflets.

Polio and PPS

Here you will find factual and medical information about polio and post-polio syndrome (PPS).

Become a member

The strength of Polio Quebec lies first and foremost in its members. See the benefits and how to be a member of Polio Quebec.

Health professionals

Since the only specialized clinic for post-polio syndrome is in Montreal


This book tells the story of polio in Quebec, the story of the organizations and individuals

Explore our association

History and logo

The life of an association is not always easy.


The energy and efforts of the Polio Quebec Association

Make a donation

Make a donation to the Polio Quebec Association

Our partners

Get to know our partners

Upcoming events and activities

Sharing session

Hello, Sharing our difficulties, giving more importance to the Post Polio Syndrome, sharing our questions, our answers and also our pleasures, it feels good. More specifically, the following topics will be discussed: how to get rid of your...


Dear friends, You are cordially invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Polio Quebec Association to be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 10:30 am on Zoom. We would like to discuss the accomplishments of the Association...

Our financial partners

Thanks to our partners

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