Case Studies

“Since starting to work with 5Q in 2019, IBI Group has successfully strengthened our market presence, increased analyst coverage, improved our stakeholder engagement and elevated our capital markets communications. Knowing we can always count on Cindy and the team for timely, high-quality support and sound guidance really helps management optimize our time.”

– Stephen Taylor, Senior Vice President & CFO
IBI Group (TSX: IBG)

IBI Group Inc. (TSX:IBG) is a technology-driven design firm with global architecture, engineering, planning, and technology expertise spanning over 60 offices and ~3,400 professionals around the world. For nearly 50 years, its dedicated professionals have helped clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments. IBI Group believes that cities thrive when designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch.

“The team at 5Q has delivered a flexible service experience for Crew since first collaborating in 2014, including working on-site in our office during ‘crunch times’ to ensure rapid turnarounds. With a broad experience base across the E&P sector, as well as other industries, 5Q offers innovative ideas and strategies for various IR initiatives that help differentiate Crew from our peers. The high level of trust instilled by 5Q means Crew has welcomed their team as part of our ‘Family’.”

– Dale Shwed, CEO & John Leach, Executive VP and CFO
Crew Energy (TSX: CR | OTCQB: CWEGF)

Crew is a growth-oriented oil and natural gas producer, committed to pursuing sustainable per share growth through a balanced mix of financially and socially responsible exploration and development complemented by strategic acquisitions. The Company’s operations are primarily focused in the vast Montney resource, situated in northeast British Columbia, and include a large contiguous land base. Greater Septimus along with Groundbirch and the light oil area at Tower in British Columbia offer significant development potential over the long-term. The Company has access to diversified markets with operated infrastructure and access to multiple pipeline egress options. Crew’s common shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) under the symbol “CR”.

“Since first working with 5Q to design and develop NuVista’s corporate presentation, we have drawn on their experience and capabilities to undertake other key projects, including our inaugural ESG report, a refreshed website and various other stakeholder outreach initiatives. We appreciate the flexibility and breadth of experience the 5Q team brings.”

Tanya Dickison, Director, Human Resources and ESG Communications
NuVista Energy Ltd (TSX:NVA)

NuVista is an oil and natural gas company actively engaged in the exploration for, and the development and production of, oil and natural gas reserves in the province of Alberta. NuVista’s primary focus is on the scalable and repeatable condensate-rich Montney formation in the Pipestone and Wapiti areas of the Alberta Deep Basin. This play has the potential to create significant shareholder value due to the high-value condensate volumes associated with the natural gas production and the large scope of this resource play. The common shares of NuVista trade on the TSX under the symbol NVA.

“We initially engaged 5Q to provide IR services for one of the companies within Cronin’s portfolio. After seeing the depth of experience and breadth of services the 5Q team has to offer, we’ve expanded our relationship to include advice and execution for a number of private and public companies we work with.”

Kyle Hookey, VP Corporate Finance
Cronin Capital Corp.

Cronin is a merchant banking group based in Vancouver, BC. The Company seeks opportunities and transactions where they can deploy capital and apply their industry experience. Cronin’s intelligent and early-stage capital brings a unique value proposition and determination to the table, which when coupled with sound ideas and motivated entrepreneurs, creates value.

“Since we began working with 5Q in 2014, Bonterra has consistently leveraged the knowledge, hands-on experience, and broad skillset offered by their team. In addition to reliable, high-value IR and continuous disclosure support we receive, 5Q has provided advisory services for numerous situations, ranging from media relations to strategic proxy communications; rural government outreach initiatives to market messaging for websites, presentations and annual reports. We are very pleased with the trusted, long-term relationship Bonterra has established with 5Q.”

Robb Thompson, CFO
Bonterra Energy (TSX: BNE)

Bonterra Energy Corp. is a conventional oil and gas company with operations focused in the Pembina Cardium field in Alberta, executing a strategy of long-term, sustainable growth and value creation for shareholders. Bonterra’s long track record of performance is due to its experienced management team, low-risk asset base and sustainable pace of development. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

“5Q has collaborated with my team – across two different organizations now for the past 7 years, helping us with corporate disclosures such as stakeholder communications, financial reporting, corporate presentations and general market messaging, which allows my team to focus on creating value and managing our assets.”

Ron Hozjan, VP finance and CFO
Aureus Energy Services Inc. (private)

Aureus is an ESG focused water management company using sustainable and disruptive technologies, providing innovative solutions and delivering superior execution by our talented team of professionals. Our innovative and technical solutions throughout the life cycle of water management are designed to lower emissions, conserve water and create cost saving for our clients. With our current service offerings including water transfer, heating, treatment, recycling and hot oiling, Aureus continues to grow and develop into a full cycle water management company, while sticking to our core values; service quality, operational deliverability, safety and efficiency.


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The Fifth Quarter

Our blog, The Fifth Quarter, is dedicated to providing information on current trends and IR best practices. We’ll help you stay ahead of the game with insightful content created by the 5Q team.

June 3, 2024

Beyond Borders: The Modern Slavery Act and Supply Chains

Gone are the days when companies didn’t need to be concerned about their value chains.

March 12, 2024

Crafting an Effective Investor Presentation: Tips, Tools and Best Practices

In the world of investor relations (‘IR’), one crucial skill is the art of crafting an effective investor presentation (also called a ‘deck’). Whether you’re an executive with a company who has been public for some time, or a new start-up business looking to secure financing, the ability to deliver a compelling presentation is paramount.

February 8, 2024

Building an Online Community: A Key Strategy for Corporate Success in 2024

In the dynamic landscape of modern business, maintaining a competitive edge is essential for public company success. One strategy that took center stage in 2023 was the art of building and nurturing online communities. The rise of social media and its evolving trends have elevated community engagement from a supplementary tactic to a crucial element of any comprehensive marketing, investor relations or capital markets outreach strategy.

January 2, 2024

Meeting ESG Demands: Critical Minerals and the Future of Energy

As the global energy landscape undergoes a seismic shift towards sustainability and environmental responsibility, the demand for critical minerals has surged dramatically.

October 26, 2023

Did You Know? A Deeper Look into 5Q’s Social Media Services

Social media isn’t just for vacation photos and viral memes anymore. For businesses and professionals, it’s become an essential tool in building relationships, promoting brands, and attracting investors.

September 13, 2023

Client Experience – The New Competitive Differentiator

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, client loyalty can become increasingly elusive. With limited time and attention, clients are faced with an overwhelming array of choices and constantly changing offerings.



In today’s business world, a strategic approach to your corporate communications is essential. With each IR program we develop, you are connected with the right audience — one that resonates with your company’s brand and values.