The Status of Women Council has launched an online survey, asking Yellowknife residents to report incidents of harassment in taxis throughout the territory.
The survey was started after several women raised concerns about taxi safety in Yellowknife.
Multiple women shared stories of unwanted sexual advances from taxi drivers in a Yellowknife Classifieds Facebook page on February 7.
Louise Elder, the executive director of the Status of Women Council said it was an issue her organization had heard raised multiple times in the past.
Elder says she hopes the survey will help them learn more about people’s experiences and connect people to support services.
Elder said it’s too early to say what changes they’ll be recommending to the city.
The plan is to compile the response into a final report that will be made public.
The survey is set to run for three weeks until March 5, and can be completed online.
There’s a link on our website.