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Who is Rob?

Rob Tétrault is an award-winning financial advisor, philanthropist, and dad from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Rob co-founded the Canadian CMV Foundation with his wife Michelle after their son Alexandre was born with cCMV in 2008. Prior to Alexandre’s birth, neither Rob nor Michelle had ever heard of cCMV. Today, Rob and Michelle are committed to raising CMV awareness and advocating for universal cCMV screening across Canada.

What is CMV? What is cCMV?

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that affects people of all ages; however, a healthy person’s immune system usually keeps the virus from causing illness. When a baby is born with a CMV infection, it is called congenital CMV, or cCMV for short. CMV is the most common infectious cause of birth defects in Canada. About one in 200 babies is born with cCMV.

What is the Canadian CMV Foundation?

The Canadian CMV Foundation is a national charity committed to preventing cCMV infections and improving the quality of life for those affected. We are focused on raising awareness, supporting the CMV community, advocating for change, and championing innovative research.

Is there a petition to sign?

Yes! Sign the petition in support of universal screening in Canada at

I have a question not listed here. Who should I contact?

Please contact the Canadian CMV Foundation at