BCHL governors voted in favour of adopting an official abuse, harassment and discrimination reporting policy during the league’s annual general meeting.
The league will appoint a safe sport officer who will be on call and act independently from the BCHL as part of the policy.
Each team will introduce an athlete advocate who will act on behalf of the players.
League officials say players will be able to report any incidents to either the athlete advocate, safe sport officer, or pre-existing avenues.
“The safety of our athletes is at the forefront of all that we do,” said COO Steven Cocker.
“We have made strides in recent years to protect our players on the ice, but they need to be protected off the ice as well.”