AS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON FEBRUARY 27, 2002

                                                      REGISTRATION NO. 333-83096

                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

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                               Amendment No. 1 to
                                    FORM S-3
                             REGISTRATION STATEMENT
                                      UNDER
                           THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

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                              STAKE TECHNOLOGY LTD.
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             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                                     Canada
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                         (State or other jurisdiction of
                         incorporation or organization)

                                 Not Applicable
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                                (I.R.S. Employer
                             Identification Number)

                                 2838 Highway 7
                         Norval, Ontario, Canada L0P 1K0
                                 (905) 455-1990
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          (Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including
             area code, of registrant's principal executive office)

                                STEVEN R. BROMLEY
               Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
                              Stake Technology Ltd.
                                 2838 Highway 7
                         Norval, Ontario, Canada L0P 1K0
                                 (905) 455-1990
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            (Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number,
                   including area code, of agent for service)
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                                    Copy to:
                             Robert T. Lincoln, Esq.
                       Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP
                                666 Third Avenue
                               New York, NY 10017
                                 (212) 682-8811


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        Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public:
     From time to time after this Registration Statement becomes effective.

If the only securities being registered on this Form are being offered pursuant
to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box. |_|

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a
delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of
1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest
reinvestment plans, check the following box. |X|

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant
to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list
the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective
registration statement for the same offering.

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under
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for the same offering. |_|

If delivery of the Prospectus is expected to be made pursuant to Rule 434,
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                                   PROSPECTUS

                                4,250,000 Shares
                              STAKE TECHNOLOGY LTD.
                        Common Shares, Without Par Value

This Prospectus relates to the offer and sale of up to 4,250,000 common shares,
without par value (the "Shares") of Stake Technology Ltd. by the selling
security holders identified in this Prospectus. We originally issued the Shares
offered by this Prospectus to the selling security holders in connection with a
private placement on December 21, 2001. We agreed in the private placement to
register for resale the Shares issued in the private placement and also agreed
to bear the expenses of the registration of the Shares. We will not receive any
of the proceeds from the sale of the Shares by the selling security holders. See
"RECENT DEVELOPMENTS" on page 9.

Our common shares are traded on the Nasdaq Smallcap Market under the symbol
"STKL" and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "SOY".

On February 25, 2002, the last reported sale price for the common shares on the
Nasdaq Smallcap Market was US $2.22 per share.

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INVESTING IN THE COMMON SHARES INVOLVES A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK. SEE "RISK
FACTORS" BEGINNING ON PAGE 6.
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Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities
commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the
adequacy or accuracy of this Prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a
criminal offense.

                  THE DATE OF THIS PROSPECTUS IS MARCH 1, 2002

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                                TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Prospectus Summary..........................................................   2
Risk Factors................................................................   6
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements...................................   8
Recent Developments.........................................................   9
Description of Securities...................................................  11
Use of Proceeds.............................................................  12
Selling Security Holders....................................................  12
Plan of Distribution........................................................  13
Legal Matters...............................................................  15
Experts.....................................................................  15
Where You Can Find More Information.........................................  15
Information Incorporated by Reference.......................................  16
Indemnification of Directors and Officers...................................  17
Enforceability of Civil Liabilities ........................................  17

THIS PROSPECTUS INCORPORATES IMPORTANT BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT
STAKE TECHNOLOGY LTD AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES THAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN OR DELIVERED
WITH THIS DOCUMENT. THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE WITHOUT CHARGE TO SECURITY
HOLDERS UPON WRITTEN OR ORAL REQUEST.

YOU SHOULD RELY ONLY ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR INCORPORATED BY
REFERENCE IN THIS PROSPECTUS. WE HAVE NOT AUTHORIZED ANYONE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH
DIFFERENT INFORMATION. WE ARE NOT MAKING AN OFFER OF THESE SECURITIES IN ANY
STATE WHERE THE OFFER IS NOT PERMITTED. YOU SHOULD NOT ASSUME THAT THE
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THIS PROSPECTUS IS
ACCURATE AS OF ANY DATE OTHER THAN THE DATE ON THE FRONT OF THIS PROSPECTUS.

                              CURRENCY PRESENTATION

All dollar amounts in this Prospectus are expressed in Canadian dollars "$".
Amounts expressed in United States dollars are preceded by the symbols "U.S. $".
On February 25, 2002, the noon buying rate for Cdn. $1.00 was U.S $0.6246.

                               PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

This summary highlights some information from this Prospectus, and it may not
contain all of the information that is important to you. It is qualified in its
entirety by the more detailed information and consolidated financial statements,
including the notes to the consolidated financial statements, incorporated by
reference in this Prospectus. You should read the full text of, and consider
carefully, the more specific details contained in or incorporated by reference
in this Prospectus. When used in this Prospectus, the terms "Company" "Stake,"
"we," "our," "ours" and "us" refer to Stake Technology Ltd. and its consolidated
subsidiaries, unless the context requires otherwise, and not to the selling
security holders.


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Our Business

Stake Technology Ltd. ("Stake" or the "Company") operates in three principal
businesses; (1) natural food product sourcing, processing, and packaging, (2)
distribution and recycling of environmentally responsible aggregate products and
(3) engineering and marketing of a clean pulping system using patented steam
explosion technology. The Company was incorporated under the laws of Canada on
November 13, 1973. The principle executive offices are located at 2838 Highway
7, Norval, Ontario, Canada, L0P 1K0, telephone: (905) 455-1990, fax: (905)
455-2529, e-mail: info@staketech.com and web site: www.staketech.com.

SunRich Food Group, Inc. consists of four wholly owned subsidiaries, SunRich,
Inc., Northern Food and Dairy, Inc., Nordic Aseptic, Inc. and Virginia Materials
Inc. (Virginia Materials) plus 51% owned International Materials & Supplies,
Inc. (International Materials). The first three companies, which operate under
the management of the SunRich Food Group Inc., produce organic and non-GMO food
ingredients with a specialization in soymilk and other soy products. The SunRich
Food Group Inc. operates from five plants in Minnesota and one plant in each of
Iowa and Wyoming. The two other US companies, Virginia Materials and
International Materials operate under the management of the Environmental
Industrial Group described below.

The Environmental Industrial Group includes BEI/PECAL, a division of the
Company, Temisca, Inc., Virginia Materials and 51% of International Materials.
This Group sells and distributes abrasives and other industrial materials from
third party suppliers to the foundry, steel and marine/bridge cleaning
industries and sources specialty sands from its Temisca property in Northern
Quebec. This Group also recycles inorganic materials under a special permit from
the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Ontario, at its Waterdown Ontario
site, one of two such licences issued in Canada's largest province. The
Environmental Industrial Group operates from manufacturing and distribution
facilities in Waterdown, Ontario; Hamilton, Ontario; New Orleans, Louisiana;
Norfolk, Virginia and Keeseville, New York The Group also has a warehouse and
sales facility in Montreal, Quebec, and a sand quarry and processing facility
located in Ville Marie, Quebec.

The StakeTech steam explosion business is a division of Stake Technology Ltd.
and is located within the corporate office of the Company in Norval, Ontario.
There are also separate buildings at this location, which contain a
demonstration unit of this division's steam explosion technology process as well
as laboratory facilities. This division holds numerous patents on its technology
and is currently marketing this clean pulping system with a special focus on
opportunities in China.

Acquisitions during 2000 and 2001

The SunRich Food Group

Jenkins & Gournoe, Inc.

On February 1, 2001, the Company acquired 100% of the common shares of Jenkins &
Gournoe Inc., which operates under the name of First Light Foods. Consideration
consisted of the issuance of 833,333 common shares, US $300,000 in cash, a US
$700,000 note payable that is repayable quarterly over 2 years by payments of US
$87,500, plus interest at 8.5%, 35,000 warrants exercisable at US $1.70 for five
years to February, 2006 and acquisition costs of approximately US $60,000. In
addition, contingent consideration may be payable on this acquisition; (a) if
certain predetermined profit targets are achieved by the acquired business up to
an additional 140,000 warrants may be issued in 2002 through to 2005, and (b) a
percentage of gross profits in excess of US $1,100,000 per annum from 2001-2005
will be paid to the vendors of First Light Foods.


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First Light Foods owns several trademarked brands that are marketed as the
private label brands of a major California food chain. The acquisition of First
Light Foods complements the SunRich Food Group's strategy of becoming a
vertically integrated group - from seed to merchandisable products of soymilk

The acquisition of First Light Foods closed after December 31, 2000, therefore
none of its operations or assets are included in the December 31, 2000 Form
10-KSB.

Northern Food and Diary, Inc.

On September 15, 2000, the Company acquired 100% of the common shares of
Northern Food and Dairy, Inc. (Northern) by the issuance of 7,000,000 common
shares, 500,000 common share warrants exercisable at US$1.50 for five years, and
cash consideration of $608,000 for a total purchase price of $11,190,000. At the
time of the issuance of the shares for acquisition (September 15, 2000) they
represented approximately 24.5% of the outstanding common shares of the Company
after the transaction, and resulted in Mr. Dennis Anderson, the principal vendor
of Northern owning 19% of Stake, at December 31, 2000. Mr. Anderson remains the
President of Northern and is the Executive Vice President of Operations of the
SunRich Food Group.

Northern is a US based manufacturer and supplier of soymilk, other food products
and ingredients that are produced in three production facilities in northern
Minnesota and a fourth facility in Afton, Wyoming which commenced operations
late in 2001 to serve the western US market. Northern is the largest
manufacturer of soy milk concentrate in the US with approximately 55% of the US
soy milk market. Northern also produces and dries soy sauce, tofu and other
specialty food ingredients such as dietary fibres, natural food preservatives,
grain fractions, dried honey coatings, dried molasses, cheese flavours, starter
media, margarine enhancement and dried meat flavours. In October, 2000, Northern
started operation of one of these three plants in Minnesota to produce a natural
food preservative under a long-term contact for a major European food company.

As the acquisition of Northern was completed on September 15, 2000, the net
assets of Northern are included in the December 31, 2000 balance sheet.
Northern's results of operations are included for the 106-day period of
September 16 - December 31, 2000.

Nordic Aseptic, Inc.

In the second quarter of 2000, Northern and SunRich, Stake's only food company
as at December 31, 1999 created a joint venture to purchase an aseptic packaging
plant located in northern Minnesota to be known as Nordic Aseptic, Inc.
(Nordic). This plant packages aseptic soymilk for Northern and SunRich's largest
soymilk customer. The joint venture assumed management control of the plant in
April 2000 and on August 15, 2000, Nordic acquired certain assets of Hoffman
Aseptic Inc. by the assumption of certain debts, resulting in a purchase price
of $380,000.

Under the terms of the agreement, the joint venture partners were responsible
for the operations of the plant from April 19, 2000 and therefore the operating
results of Nordic are accounted for based on SunRich's 50% interest from April
19, 2000 to September 15, 2000. As Northern was acquired on September 15, 2000,
100% of Nordic's operating results are included for the period of September 16 -
December 31, 2000. The net assets of Nordic are included in the December 31,
2000 balance sheet.


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Environmental Industrial Group

PECAL

On February 29, 2000 Stake acquired 100% of the shares of George F. Pettinos
(Canada) Limited, operating as PECAL, from US Silica Company for $4,682,000 cash
which was financed by the assumption of a new five-year term loan of $2,600,000
and an expansion of the Company's Canadian line of credit from $3,000,000 to
$5,000,000. On December 29, 2000, the Company renegotiated the Canadian debt
agreement and as a result $1,800,000 of the increased line of credit was
reallocated to a long-term facility and reduced the Canadian line of credit from
$5,000,000 to $4,000,0000. The amount available on this line of credit is
dependent on margin ratios of accounts receivable, inventory and the repayment
of the five-year term loan.

The acquisition of PECAL complements the business of the Company's division,
Barnes Environmental International (now all part of the Environmental Industrial
Group). PECAL was a direct competitor of BEI in the sand, coated sand,
bentonite, chromite, and zircon businesses, and they have strengths in several
other businesses that are closely related to BEI's existing markets. PECAL has
added to the Environmental Industrial Group's product lines in several key areas
and has helped to build sales in Ontario and the US.

The PECAL plant located in Hamilton, Ontario was retained and manufactures and
produces coated sand, foundry mixes and provides wholesaler and distribution
service. The PECAL administration office located at a separate rented site was
closed in May 2000 and certain employees relocated to the Environmental
Industrial Group's Waterdown Head Office.

Temisca, Inc.

On October 31, 2000, the Company acquired Temisca, Inc. a private sand deposit
and processing company in Ville Marie, Quebec. The purchase price was $1,676,000
consisting of cash paid to the vendor and acquisition costs of $926,000 and the
issuance of a $750,000 note payable which bears interest at 5% and is repayable
over five years.

The acquisition of Temisca gives the Environmental Industrial Group its first
directly controlled raw material source that will allow the Group to increase
its sales to existing and new customers. The properties of the Temisca sands are
suited to filtration, frac sand, golf course sand and abrasive applications. The
acquisition of Temisca also provides the Environmental Industrial Group with
better transportation opportunities due to the physical location of Temisca to
the Environmental Industrial Group's suppliers and customers.

Virginia Materials

Effective October 31, 2001, the Company acquired certain assets of Virginia
Material and Supply, Inc. as well as 51% of International Materials and
Supplies, Inc. (International Materials) for cash consideration and acquisition
costs of approximately US $1,835,000. The new business was incorporated, as
Virginia Materials Inc. (Virginia Materials) and this company holds 51% of
International Materials. Virginia Materials is a supplier of abrasives to the
shipbuilding and repair industry, in particular to the Newport News Shipyard and
also to the bridge repair and roofing granular markets. It has a production
facility located in Norfolk, Virginia and a second plant is scheduled to open in
2002 in Baltimore, Maryland.


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Virginia Materials also recycles spent abrasives, which are used in the
production of portland cement and converts aluminum smelting waste into a
roofing and abrasive product. International Materials produces industrial
garnets as a by-product from a mining operation and processes these garnets for
sale to the water filtration, water jet cutting and abrasives markets.

                                  RISK FACTORS

The Common Shares offered hereby are speculative in nature and involve a high
degree of risk. Accordingly, in analyzing an investment in these securities,
prospective investors should carefully consider, along with other matters
referred to herein, the risk factors set forth below. Prospective investors
should carefully consider the following risk factors, together with all of the
other information appearing, or incorporated by reference, in this Prospectus,
in light of his or her particular financial circumstances and/or investment
objectives.

Dependence on Key Personnel, including Directors and Officers

The Company is wholly dependent upon the personal efforts and abilities of its
Officers and Directors. The loss or unavailability to the Company of the
services of its officers, particularly Jeremy N. Kendall, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of the Company, John Taylor, President and Chief Operating
Officer of the Company and Allan Routh, President and Dennis Anderson, Executive
Vice President and Director of Operations of SunRich Food Group, Inc., the
Company's wholly owned subsidiary, would have a materially adverse effect on the
Company's business prospects, ability to raise funds and its potential earning
capacity. If the Company were to lose the services of any of the aforementioned
officers and directors before a qualified replacement could be obtained, its
business could be materially and adversely affected.

Northern Food and Dairy, Inc. has key man insurance as required by bank
covenants for Dennis Anderson in the amount of U.S. $1,000,000. The beneficiary
of this insurance is Northern. The Company does not carry any other insurance on
other executives to compensate for any such loss. The ability of the Company to
attract and retain qualified management and technical personnel as employees or
consultants is critical to the operations of the Company. To date, the Company
has been able to attract and retain sufficient professional employees and
consultants, however, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to
do so in the future. If the Company were unable to employ the qualified
employees and consultants needed, then its business would be materially and
adversely affected.

Future Capital Needs

The costs associated with some of the growth of the Company's present business
operations and to fund the acquisition strategies of the Company will require
substantial capital, which may result in additional dilution to the Company's
shareholders. The ability of the Company to raise such funds may delay or
prevent the Company from meeting some of its strategic goals.

Competition

The Company and its subsidiaries carry on their businesses in competition with
companies and individuals with financial resources and staffs larger than the
Company's and the Company is, therefore, subject to competitive factors over
which it has little control or can otherwise affect. Extreme competition for
financial resources exists in our businesses and this competition for funds may
also create risks for the Company if the Company is unable to raise funds needed
to carry out its strategic plans.


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Governmental Regulation and Policies

The Company and its subsidiaries are, and are expected to continue to be,
subject to substantial federal, state, provincial and local environmental
regulation. These regulations exist in virtually all the Company's operational
business locations throughout North America and can present delays and costs
that can adversely affect business development.

The SunRich Food Group is affected by governmental agricultural regulations and
policies. State and federal fertilizer, pesticide, food processing, grain buying
and warehousing, and wholesale food-handling regulations are examples of
regulations that affect this Group. Government-sponsored price supports and
acreage set aside programs are two examples of policies that may affect this
Group. There can be no assurance that government regulations and policies will
not change from time to time in a manner adverse to the SunRich Food Group's
business or that may present delays and costs that could adversely affect this
Group.

Consolidation Within the Food Group's Industry May Require Access to Greater
Financial Resources

The SunRich Food Group, Inc., the Company's wholly owned subsidiary competes
with substantially larger companies in the natural food, grain and specialty
grain markets who have greater financial resources than the Company. The SunRich
Food Group's ability to retain market share is uncertain because these food
businesses continue to consolidate leaving potentially less market share for
smaller competitors.

Stake's Steam Explosion Technology Group

The steam explosion technology group has yet to gain wide acceptance within the
industry and consequently earnings fluctuate from quarter to quarter. Its
patented steam technology, while proven, has yet to develop a firm customer
base. The success of this division will depend upon its ability to promote
commercial acceptance of Stake's steam explosion processes and equipment.

Lack of Dividends; Dividend Restrictions

Stake has never paid dividends on its common shares and we do not contemplate
paying cash dividends in the foreseeable future. Moreover, Stake is precluded
under the terms of various agreements with its creditors from paying dividends
until the related indebtedness has been satisfied. We intend therefore to retain
future earnings to fund our growth. Accordingly, you will not receive a return
on your investment in our common shares through the payment of dividends in the
foreseeable future and may not realize a return on your investment even if you
sell your shares. Any future payment of dividends to our security holders will
depend on decisions that will be made by our board of directors and will depend
on then existing conditions, including our financial condition, contractual
restrictions, capital requirements and business prospects. The receipt of cash
dividends by United States shareholders from a Canadian corporation, such as
Stake, is subject to a 15% Canadian withholding tax.


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Your ownership interest in Stake will be diluted upon issuance of shares we have
reserved for future issuance

As of December 31, 2001, the Company had 41,081,228 common shares outstanding.
Due the exercise of 4,800 options into common shares by employees who exercised
options and are not longer with the Company, at February 25, 2002 there are
41,086,028 common shares outstanding and 7,246,475 additional common shares were
reserved for issuance and are detailed as follows:

      1)    Warrants to purchase 500,000 common shares exercisable at US $1.50
            expiring September 15, 2005 from the acquisition of Northern;
      2)    Warrants to purchase 35,000 common shares exercisable at US $1.70
            expiring February 28, 2006 from the acquisition of Jenkins & Gournoe
            Inc.;
      3)    Warrants to purchase 705,750 common shares exercisable at US $1.75
            expiring March 31, 2004 from the private placement completed on
            April 18, 2001;
      4)    Warrants to purchase 1,200,000 common shares exercisable at US $2.40
            expiring March 31, 2004 from the private placement completed on June
            8, 2001;
      5)    Option to acquire 144,000 common shares which may be acquired by the
            agent under the terms of the May 18, 2001 private placement
            agreement which was completed June 8, 2001 at US $2.00 until June 8,
            2003;
      6)    Warrants to purchase 72,000 common shares, which may be acquired by
            the agent under the terms of the May 18, 2001 private placement
            agreement, which closed on June 8, 2003, if the 144,000 options
            (noted above in 5) are exercised. The warrants to purchase 72,000
            common shares are exercisable at US $2.40 expiring March 31, 2004;
      7)    Warrants to purchase 2,250,000 common shares exercisable at US $2.40
            expiring September 30, 2004 from the private placement completed on
            September 28, 2001;
      8)    Option to acquire 150,000 common shares which may be acquired by the
            agent under the terms of the September 28, 2001 private placement
            agreement at US $2.00 until September 28, 2003;
      9)    Warrants to purchase 112,500 common shares, which may be acquired by
            the agent under the terms of the September 28, 2001 private
            placement agreement if the 150,000 options (noted above in 8) are
            exercised. The warrants to purchase 112,500 common shares are
            exercisable at US $2.40 expiring September 30, 2004; and
      10)   Options to acquire 2,077,225 common shares previously granted to
            employees, directors and consultants under various Company stock
            option plans.

      In addition, if certain predetermined profit targets are achieved by the
      First Light Foods business, which was acquired in February 2001, up to an
      additional 140,000 warrants may be issued in 2002 through to 2005, at a
      rate of up to 35,000 per year.

The issuance of these additional common shares will reduce your percentage
ownership in Stake.

                    NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference contain
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities
Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Generally,
these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to, statements
about our plans, objectives, expectations, intentions and other statements,
contained in this Prospectus or incorporated by reference, that are not
historical facts. You can identify these statements by forward-looking words,
such as "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "seek," "estimate,"
"may," "will" and "continue" or similar


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words. You should read statements that contain these words carefully because
they discuss our future expectations, contain projections of our future results
of operations or of our financial condition, or state other forward-looking
information. We caution readers that these forward-looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance or events and are subject to a number of
uncertainties, risks and other influences, many of which are beyond our control
and may influence the accuracy of the statements and projections upon which the
statements are based. The factors listed in the section captioned "Risk Factors"
as well as any cautionary language in this Prospectus provide examples of risks,
uncertainties and events that may cause our actual results to differ materially
from the expectations we describe in our forward-looking statements. Before you
invest in our common shares, you should be aware that the occurrence of the
events described in the "Risk Factors" section and elsewhere in this Prospectus
could have a material adverse effect on our business, operating results and
financial condition.

                               RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Changes in securities and use of proceeds

Acquisition of Jenkins & Gournoe (First Light Foods)

In February 2001, the Company issued to the shareholders of Jenkins & Gournoe,
Inc., which operate under the name First Light Foods, 833,333 of its common
shares as a component of the purchase price for 100% of the common stock of
Jenkins & Gournoe. In addition, the Company also issued 35,000 warrants to
acquire common shares of the Company, which are exercisable at US $1.70 per
share for a five - year period ending February 2006. Up to an additional 140,000
warrants to acquire common shares of the Company may be issued prior to February
2006 if First Light Foods achieves certain pre determined gross profit targets.
The exercise price for these warrants, if issued, will be the market price of
the Company's common shares at the time the warrants are issued. The warrants
will have a term of five years from the date of issue.

Private Placement 1-2001

On April 18, 2001, the Company entered into a transaction for the private
placement of 1,411,498 units. Each unit was comprised of one common share plus a
warrant to purchase one-half of a common share. As a result, the company issued
1,411,498 common shares and 705,749 whole warrants which are exercisable at US
$1.75 to purchase 705,749 common shares until April 30, 2004. The net proceeds
of this transaction were US $1,728,000 (CDN. $2,651,000) after associated
commission, legal and other related costs.

Private Placement 2-2001

The Company entered into an agreement on May 18, 2001 for the private placement,
outside of the United States of 2,400,000 units at US $2.00 per unit. Each unit
consisted of one common share plus a warrant to purchase one-half of a common
share. As a result, the Company issued 2,400,000 common shares and 1,200,000
whole warrants which are exercisable at US $2.40 to purchase 1,200,000 common
shares until March 31, 2004.

The Company's agent on this transaction was paid a cash commission and was
granted a compensation warrant, exercisable until June 8,2003, to purchase
144,000 option units at US $2.00 per unit. Each option unit is comprised of one
common share plus a warrant to purchase one-half a common share. As a result,
the Company may issue 144,000 common shares and 72,000 whole warrants which are
exercisable at US $2.40 to purchase 72,000 common shares until March 31, 2004.
The net proceeds of this transaction were approximately US $4,375,000 (CDN.
$6,279,000) after associated commission, legal and other related costs.


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Private Placement 3-2001

The Company entered into a subscription agreement, on September 28, 2001 for the
private placement, of 3,000,000 units at US $2.00 per unit. Each unit consisted
of one common share plus a warrant to purchase three quarters of a common share.
As a result, the Company issued 3,000,000 common shares and 2,250,000 whole
warrants which are exercisable at US $2.40 to purchase 2,250,000 common shares
until September 30, 2004.
The Company's agent on this transaction was paid a cash commission and was
granted a compensation warrant, exercisable until September 28, 2003 to purchase
150,000 option units at US $2.00 per unit. Each option unit is comprised of one
common share plus a warrant to purchase three-quarters of a common share. As a
result, the Company may issue 150,000 common shares and 112,500 whole warrants
which are exercisable at US $2.40 to purchase 112,500 common shares until
September 30, 2004.

The net proceeds of this transaction were approximately US $5,650,000 (CDN.
$8,841,000) after associated commission, legal and other related costs.

                        Claridge Group Pre-emptive Rights

As part of the subscription agreement, Claridge and the Claridge Group (as
defined below) was granted a contractual pre-emptive right, for as long as they
collectively remain the beneficial owners of five percent (5%) or more of the
Company's outstanding common shares, to purchase a portion of any proposed
offering of the Company's common shares or securities convertible into common
shares (or units if offered in units) to any third party for the purpose of
obtaining financing for the Company. The portion of any such financing to be
offered to each member of the Claridge Group shall be equal to the percentage
that the common shares then owned by such member represents to the total number
of common shares issued and outstanding at the time of such proposed financing.
The Claridge Group is defined as (i) Charles R. Bronfman and his lineal
descendants; (ii) the spouses of any one or more of the foregoing; (iii) any
trust of which any one or more of such persons is a beneficiary; (iv) a
partnership in which one or more of the foregoing entities owns a majority
interest; and (v) any company directly under the control of one or more of the
foregoing.

Under the subscription agreement the Company shall give notice to Claridge and
each member of the Claridge Group, who holds common shares, of any such proposed
offering of common shares or securities convertible into common shares, whether
such offerings be by way of private placement or to the public by way of
prospectus or registration statement or otherwise.

Private Placement 4-2001

On December 21, 2001, the Company closed a private placement of 4,250,000 common
shares at US $2.10. The net proceeds of this transaction were approximately US
$8,282,000 ($13,129,000) after associated commission, legal and other related
costs. By agreement, one tenth of the gross proceeds is being held in escrow
until the earlier of (i) a registration statement registering these Shares under
the Securities Act of 1933 has been filed and declared effective by the SEC, or
(ii) four months from the closing date of this private placement. This
Registration Statement is being filed by the Company, in compliance with such
agreement.

Options exercised during the year

During the year ended December 31, 2001, employees and directors exercised
999,425 common share options and an equal number of common shares were issued
for net proceeds of $1,651,000. Subsequent to December 31, 2001, employees
exercised 4,800 common share options and an equal number of common shares were
issued for net proceeds of $10,000.


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Use of 2001 private placement and option proceeds

From the proceeds of the 2001 placements, the Company has repaid a US $1,000,000
corporate loan that was drawn in 2000 to provide working capital at to Northern
Food and Dairy, Inc. The Company also transferred US $5,911,000 during 2001 and
US $700,000 subsequent to December 31, 2001 to the SunRich Food Group, Inc. to
fund the Wyoming soy plant expansion; to replace funds used in the start up of
Nordic, the Company's aseptic packaging company; pay corporate income taxes;
reduce lines of credit and improve the Group's working capital. Of the
US$5,911,000, transferred during 2001, US $2,206,000 was specifically used to
repay a line of credit due to the US Bank, as this line of credit was not
renewed under the existing terms.

During, 2001, the Company repaid Canadian lines of credit totalling $1,755,000,
paid the purchase price of $2,757,000 to acquire Virginia Materials and
Supplies, Inc. and 51% of Industrial Material and Supplies, Inc. and paid
approximately $800,000 to purchase B.E.I./PECAL's Montreal distribution centre.
In 2002, $500,000 has been used to draw down Canadian lines of credit. Since its
acquisition in November, 2001, $640,000 has been provided to Virginia Materials
and Supplies, Inc. to finance working capital and capital additions. The
remaining proceeds will be used for working capital as needed and for future
business acquisitions

Listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange

The Company listed its common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol "SOY" on November 6, 2001. This listing is in addition to the Company's
listing on the Nasdaq Small Cap Market under the symbol "STKL". This additional
listing in Canada was completed with the intent to broaden investor and analyst
interest in the Company in Canada and to access funds in Canadian capital
markets on a more efficient basis.

                            DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES

The Company is authorized to issue an unlimited number of common shares, without
par value and an unlimited number of Special Shares, without par value. As of
December 31, 2001 Stake had 41,081,228 common shares outstanding. Due to the
exercise of 4,800 options into common shares by employees who are not longer
with the Company, at February 25, 2002 there are 41,086,028 common shares
outstanding. There are no special shares issued and outstanding. The following
is a brief summary of certain of the rights of the holders of the Company's
capital stock.

Common Shares

The holder of each common share is entitled to one vote, either in person or by
proxy, on all matters submitted to shareholders. Holders of common shares are
entitled to share pro rata in such dividends as may be declared by the Board of
Directors. In the event of liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the
Company, holders of common shares are entitled to share pro rata in the assets
of the Company available for distribution. Since shareholders do not have
cumulative voting rights, holders of more than 50% of the outstanding voting
shares can elect all of the directors of the Company if they choose to do so. In
such event, holders of the remaining shares will be unable to elect any
director. The common shares do not have conversion, subscription or preemptive
rights, are not subject to redemption and do not have the benefit of any sinking
fund provisions. All outstanding common shares are fully paid and
non-assessable.

Special Shares

The special shares are issuable in series. Subject to the Company's Articles of
Amalgamation, the Board of Directors is authorized to fix, before issuance, the
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attached to the shares of each series. The special shares would rank prior to
the common shares with respect to dividends and return of capital on
dissolution. Except with respect to matters as to which the holders of special
shares are entitled to vote as a class, the holders of special shares will not
be entitled to vote at meetings of shareholders.

The Articles of Amalgamation, as amended, and the By-Laws of the Company and the
Canada Business Corporations Act govern the rights of holders of the common
shares. The Articles of Amalgamation and By-Laws may be amended so as to modify
such rights and major corporate changes (such as amalgamation, reorganization
and sale of all or substantially all assets) may be effected, by not less than
two-thirds of the votes cast by the shareholders voting in person or by proxy at
a general meeting of the Company.

                                 USE OF PROCEEDS

We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of the Shares by the
selling security holders.

                            SELLING SECURITY HOLDERS

We originally issued the Shares offered by this Prospectus to the selling
security holders in connection with a private placement on December 21, 2001.
See "RECENT DEVELOPMENTS" on page 9. We agreed to bear the expenses of the
registration of the Shares. We will not receive any of the proceeds from the
sale of the Shares by the selling security holders.

There are four selling security holders, Claridge Israel LLC ("Claridge"),
Brinson Canada Inc. for Royal Trust Corp. of Canada account number RT
011-597-001, (Brinson 1), Brinson Canada Inc. for Carr & Co. account number
80-0158/ 2.1(Brinson 2) and Scotia Cassels Investment Counsel Limited for Montor
& Co. account number a/c 328 110 000 (Scotia).

Claridge Israel LLC

Claridge is the Company's major shareholder and currently holds 17.1% of the
Company's outstanding common shares. Claridge also holds 2,250,000 warrants to
purchase 2,250,000 common shares at a price of US $2.40. The warrants expire
September 28, 2004. Messrs. Stephen Bronfman and Robert Fetherstonhaugh,
representatives of Claridge, are members of the Company's Board of Directors. In
addition Mr. Fetherstonhaugh is a member of the Board's Corporate Governance and
Compensation Committees. Messrs. Bronfman and Fetherstonhaugh do not own any
shares in Stake personally.

                     Claridge's right to designate directors

The September 28, 2001 subscription agreement provides that for as long as any
member of the Claridge Group (defined earlier under Private Placement 3 -
Claridge Group Pre-emptive Rights) remains the beneficial owner of a least five
percent (5%) of the issued and outstanding common shares the Company will
nominate for election, and recommend to its shareholders, a person designated by
Claridge to serve on the board of directors of the Company at all meetings of
shareholders of the Company held for the purpose of electing directors. In the
event that, and for long as, the beneficial holdings of common shares of
Claridge shall be at least fifteen percent (15%) of all common shares then
issued and outstanding, the Company shall nominate for election and recommend to
its shareholders, a second person designated by Claridge to serve on the board
of directors of the Company at all meetings of shareholders of the Company held
for the purpose of electing directors. Messrs. Bronfman and Fetherstonhaugh
presently serve on the Company's Board pursuant to this agreement.


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Other Selling Security Holders

Brinson 1, Brinson 2 and Scotia currently own 5.9%, 1.7% and 1.1% of the
Company's common shares, respectively. None of these subscribers has any
representation on the Company's Board.

Assuming all of the Shares being offered by this Prospectus are sold, upon
completion of this offering Claridge will own 15%, Brinson 1 and Scotia will
each own less than 1% of the Company's common shares and Brinson 2 will own no
common shares in the Company.

The following table sets forth information with respect to the shares owned by
the selling security holders. The information regarding common shares to be
owned after the offering assumes the sale of all Shares offered by the selling
security holders by this Prospectus.


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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                                        Number of Common                              Number of Common Shares
                                          Shares Owned      Number of Shares Being    to be Owned After
   Name of Selling Security Holder     Prior to Offering            Offered           Offering
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<S>                                       <C>                      <C>                       <C>
Claridge Israel LLC                        7,011,600                 850,000                 6,161,600
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Brinson Canada Inc.
for Royal Trust Corp. of Canada
account number RT 011-597-001
(Brinson 1)                                2,403,600               2,300,000                   103,600
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Brinson Canada Inc.
for Carr & Co. account number
80-0158 / 2.1 (Brinson 2)                    700,000                 700,000                        --
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Scotia Cassels Investment Counsel
Limited for Montor & Co. account
number
328 110 000.                                 447,600                 400,000                    47,600
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Total                                     10,562,800               4,250,000                 6,312,800
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</TABLE>


                              PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

Resales by the Selling Security Holders and Others

The selling security holders may offer the Shares from time to time either in
increments or in a single transaction. These sales may be made on or at prices
related to the then current market price or at negotiated prices.

The selling security holders may also decide not to sell any or all of the
Shares allowed to be sold under this Prospectus. The selling security holders
will act independently of Stake in making decisions with respect to the timing,
manner and size of each sale.

The term "selling security holders" includes donees, persons who receive Shares
from the selling security holders after the date of this Prospectus by gift. The
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selling security holders after the date of this Prospectus as a distribution to
members or partners of the selling security holders.

The methods by which the Shares may be sold may include, but are not limited to,
the following:

      o     Block trades in which the broker or dealer will attempt to sell the
            Shares as agent but may position and resell a portion of the block
            as principal to facilitate the transaction;
      o     Purchases by a broker or dealer as principal and resale by the
            broker or dealer for its account pursuant to this Prospectus;
      o     Over-the-counter distributions in accordance with the rules of the
            Nasdaq Smallcap Market or the Toronto Stock Exchange;
      o     Ordinary brokerage transactions and transactions in which the broker
            solicits purchasers;
      o     Privately negotiated transactions; and
      o     A combination of any of these methods of sale.

In effecting sales, brokers or dealers engaged by the selling security holder
may receive commissions or discounts from the selling security holder or from
the purchasers in amounts to be negotiated immediately prior to the sale.

Costs and Commissions

We will pay all costs, expenses and fees in connection with the registration of
the Shares being offered by this Prospectus. The selling security holders will
pay all brokerage commissions and similar selling expenses, if any, attributable
to the sale of the Shares.

We have agreed to indemnify the selling security holders, against specified
liabilities and expenses arising out of or based upon the information set forth
or incorporated by reference in this Prospectus, and the registration statement
of which this Prospectus is a part, including liabilities under the Securities
Act and the Exchange Act. The selling security holders and any brokers
participating in the sales of the Shares may be deemed to be underwriters within
the meaning of the Securities Act.

Any commissions paid or any discounts or concessions allowed to any broker,
dealer, underwriter, agent or market maker and, if any broker, dealer,
underwriter, agent or market maker purchases any of the Shares as principal, any
profits received on the resale of those Shares, may be deemed to be underwriting
commissions or discounts under the Securities Act.

Prospectus Delivery Requirements

      Because the selling security holders may be deemed an underwriter, the
selling security holders must deliver this Prospectus and any supplements to
this Prospectus in the manner required by the Securities Act.

Regulation M

      The selling security holders and any other persons participating in the
sale or distribution of the Shares will be subject to applicable provisions of
the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations under such act, including,
without limitation, Regulation M. These provisions may restrict certain
activities of, and limit the timing of purchases and sales of any of the Shares
by, the selling security holders or any other such person. Furthermore, under
Regulation M, persons engaged in a distribution of securities are prohibited
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simultaneously engaging in market making and certain other activities with
respect to such securities for a specified period of time prior to the
commencement of such distributions, subject to specified exceptions or
exemptions. All of these limitations may affect the marketability of the Shares
offered by this Prospectus.

Compliance With State Law

In jurisdictions where the state securities laws require it, the selling
security holders' Shares offered by this Prospectus may be sold only through
registered or licensed brokers or dealers. In addition, in some states the
Shares may not be sold unless they have been registered or qualified for sale in
the applicable state or an exemption from the registration or qualification
requirement is available and has been complied with.

Sales Under Rule 144

The selling security holders may also resell all or a portion of the Shares
offered by this Prospectus in open market transactions in reliance upon Rule 144
under the Securities Act. To do so, the selling security holder must meet the
criteria and comply with the requirements of Rule 144.

                                  LEGAL MATTERS

Messrs. Mann & Gahtan LLP, Toronto, Ontario, the Company's Canadian counsel have
passed upon the validity of the issuance of the Shares offered by this
Prospectus.

                                     EXPERTS

The financial statements incorporated in this Prospectus by reference to the
Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2000, have been so
incorporated in reliance on the report of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP,
independent accountants, given on the authority of said firm as experts in
auditing and accounting.

                       WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

We are subject to the informational requirements of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934 ("Exchange Act") and therefore we file annual, quarterly and current
reports, proxy statements and other information with the Securities and Exchange
Commission ("SEC" or "Commission") and since the Company's listing on the
Toronto Stock Exchange on November 6, 2001 these type of documents are also
filed with the Ontario Securities Commission and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

You may read and copy any of the reports, proxy statements and any other
information that we file at the SEC's Public Reference Room at 450 Fifth Street,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549 and at the Commission's Regional Offices located at
Citicorp Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, Illinois 60661
and 233 Broadway, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10279. Copies can be obtained at
prescribed rates from the Public Reference Branch of the Commission at 450 Fifth
Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549. You may obtain information on the
operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. You
may also access filed documents at the SEC's Website at www.sec.gov .

Reports, proxy and information statements and other information about us may
also be inspected at the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. at
1735 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.


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From November 6, 2001 you may read and copy any of the reports, proxy statements
and any other information that we file with the Ontario Securities Commission
and the Toronto Stock Exchange at the Canadian Depository's Website at
www.sedar.com .

The Company's common shares are quoted on the Nasdaq Smallcap Market under the
trading symbol "STKL" and on the Toronto Stock Exchange as "SOY".

We have filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-3 under the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("Securities Act"), with respect to the
Shares offered in this Prospectus. This Prospectus is part of that Registration
Statement and, as permitted by the Commission's rules, does not contain all of
the information set forth in the Registration Statement. For further information
about our common shares, and us, we refer you to those copies of contracts or
other documents that have been filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement,
and statements relating to such documents are qualified in all respects by such
reference. You can review and copy the Registration Statement and its exhibits
and schedules from the SEC at the address listed above or from its Internet site

                      INFORMATION INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

The SEC allows us to "incorporate by reference" into this Prospectus information
we file with the SEC in other documents. This means that we can disclose
important information by referring you to other documents that we file with the
SEC. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this
Prospectus, and information that we file later with the SEC will automatically
update and supercede this information. We incorporate by reference the documents
listed below and future filings we will make with the Commission under Sections
13(a), 13(c), 14, or 15(d) of the Exchange Act until the offering of these
shares is terminated:

(1)   Our annual report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2000;
(2)   Our Information Circular and Proxy Statement dated May 4, 2001 relating to
      our 2001 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on June 14, 2001;
(3)   Our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2001;
(4)   Our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2001;
(5)   Our quarterly report on Form 10Q for quarter ended September 30, 2001;
(6)   Our Form 8-K dated September 15, 2000; and
(7)   Our Form 8-K dated March 14, 2000.

A statement contained in a document incorporated by reference herein shall be
deemed to be modified or superceded for purposes of this Prospectus to the
extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed
document which is also incorporated herein modifies or replaces such statement.
Any statement that is modified or superceded shall not be deemed, except as so
modified or superceded, to constitute a part of this Prospectus.

We will provide without charge to you, upon your written or oral request, a copy
of any or all of the information incorporated by reference in this Prospectus.

Requests should be directed to:

                              Stake Technology Ltd.
                 2838 Highway 7 Norval, Ontario, Canada L0P 1K0
              Attention: Steven R. Bromley Chief Financial Officer
               Telephone number (905) 455-1990 Fax (905) 455-2529
                          Email: sbromley@staketech.com


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                    INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

Our officers and directors are covered by the provisions of the Canada Business
Corporations Act ("CBCA"), the Articles of Amalgamation, the bylaws and
insurance policies, which serve to indemnify them against liabilities, which
they may incur in such capacities. These various provisions are described below.

Indemnification and Insurance. Under the CBCA, we have the right, under
specified circumstances to indemnify a present or former director or officer or
a person who acts or acted at our request as a director or officer of a
corporation of which we are or were a shareholder or creditor, and his or her
legal representatives if such director or officer acted honestly and in good
faith with a view to our best interests and, in the case of a criminal or
administrative action or proceeding where the penalty could result in a fine, if
he or she had reasonable grounds for believing his or her conduct was lawful. In
the latter case, we have the obligation to indemnify such person if he or she
complies with the foregoing requirements. We also have the right with the
approval of a court to indemnify such persons in respect of an action by or on
behalf of the corporation or body corporate to procure a judgment in its favor,
to which he is made a party by reason of being or having been a director or an
officer of the corporation or body corporate, against all costs, charges and
expenses reasonably incurred by him in connection with such action if he
fulfills the forgoing requirements.

However, no such indemnification relieves a director or officer from the duty to
act in accordance with the requirement of the CBCA honestly and in good faith
with a view to our best interests, and to exercise the care, diligence and skill
that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances. The
bylaws generally provide for mandatory indemnification of our directors and
officers to the full extent provided by the CBCA.

We have purchased and intend to maintain insurance on behalf of any person who
is or was a director or officer of Stake, or is or was a director or officer of
Stake serving at our request as a director, officer, employee or agent of
another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or
other enterprise against any liability asserted against him and incurred by him
in any such capacity, or arising out of his status as such, so long as the
director or officer acted honestly and in good faith with a view to our best
interests.

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of
1933 may be permitted to directors, officers or controlling persons pursuant to
the foregoing provisions, those provisions are, in the opinion of the SEC,
against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and are
therefore unenforceable.

                       ENFORCEABILITY OF CIVIL LIABILITIES

The Company is a Canada corporation. A majority of its officers and directors,
as well as certain of the experts named herein, are residents of Canada and a
substantial portion of the assets of the Company and of such persons are located
outside the United States. As a result, it may be difficult for investors to
effect service of process within the United States upon the Company or such
persons or to enforce, in United States courts judgments against them obtained
in such courts predicated upon the civil liability provisions of the United
States federal securities laws. The Company has been advised by its Canadian
counsel Mann & Gahtan LLP of Toronto, Ontario, that there is doubt as to whether
Canadian courts would: (a) enforce judgments of United States courts obtained in
actions against the Company or such persons predicated upon the civil liability
provisions of the United States federal securities laws; or (b) enforce, in
original actions, liabilities against the Company or such persons predicated
solely upon the United States federal securities laws.


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                                     PART II

                   INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN THE PROSPECTUS


Item 14. Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution.

      The following table sets forth the estimated expenses (in US$) to be
incurred in connection with the issuance and distribution of the securities
being registered hereby:


SEC registration fee.....................................................$840.65
Nasdaq Small Cap Market listing fee.........................................0.00
Accounting fees and expenses..........................................$2,000.00*
Legal fees and expenses..............................................$10,000.00*
Printing expenses.......................................................$500.00*
Miscellaneous...........................................................$659.35*

           TOTAL.....................................................$14,000.00*

*Estimated

Item 15. Indemnification of Directors and Officers

Section 124 of the Canada Business Corporations Act ("CBCA") provides, in
pertinent part, as follows:

(1) Indemnification. Except in respect of an action by or on behalf of the
corporation or body corporate to procure a judgment in its favor, a corporation
may indemnify a director or officer of the corporation, a former director or
officer of the corporation or a person who acts or acted at the corporation's
request as a director or officer of a body corporate of which the corporation is
or was a shareholder or creditor, and his heirs and legal representatives,
against all costs, charges and expenses, including an amount paid to settle an
action or satisfy a judgment, reasonably incurred by him in respect of any
civil, criminal or administrative action or proceeding to which he is made a
party by reason of being or having been a director or officer of such
corporation or body corporate, if

            (a)   he acted honestly and in good faith with a view to the best
                  interests of the corporation; and

            (b)   in the case of a criminal or administrative action or
                  proceeding that is enforced by a monetary penalty, he had
                  reasonable grounds for believing that his conduct was lawful.

(2) Indemnification in derivative actions. A corporation may with the approval
of a court indemnify a person referred to in subsection (1) in respect of an
action by or on behalf of the corporation or body corporate to procure a
judgment in its favor, to which he is made a party by reason of being or having
been a director or an officer of the corporation or body corporate, against all
costs, charges and expenses reasonably incurred by him in connection with such
action if he fulfills the conditions set out in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b).


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(3) Indemnity as of right. Notwithstanding anything in this section, a person
referred to in subsection (1) is entitled to indemnity from the corporation in
respect of all costs, charges and expenses reasonably incurred by him in
connection with the defence of any civil, criminal or administrative action or
proceeding to which he is made a party by reason of being or having been a
director or officer of the corporation or body corporate, if the person seeking
indemnity

            (a)   was substantially successful on the merits in his defence of
                  the action or proceeding, and

            (b)   fulfills the conditions set out in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b).

(4) Directors' and officers' insurance. A corporation may purchase and maintain
insurance for the benefit of any person referred to in subsection (1) against
any liability incurred by him.

            (a)   in his capacity as a director or officer of the corporation,
except where the liability relates to his failure to act honestly and in good
faith with a view to the best interests of the corporation; or

            (b)   in his capacity as a director or officer of another body
corporate where he acts or acted in that capacity at the corporation's request,
except where the liability relates to his failure to act honestly and in good
faith with a view to the best interests of the body corporate.

Pursuant to its By-Laws, the Company shall indemnify any person, and his or her
heirs and legal representatives who is or was a director or officer of the
Company, or who acts or acted at the request of the Company as a director or
officer of a body corporate of which the Company is or was a shareholder or
creditor, against all costs, charges and expenses, including an amount paid to
settle an action or satisfy a judgment, reasonably incurred by such person in
respect of any civil, criminal or administrative action or proceeding to which
such person is made a party by reason of being or having been a director or
officer of the Company or such body corporate, if such person acted honestly and
in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Company, and, in the case
of a criminal or administrative action or proceeding that is enforced by a
monetary penalty, such person had reasonable grounds for believing that his or
her conduct was lawful. No director or officer of the Company shall be
indemnified by the Company in respect of any liability, costs, charges or
expenses that such person sustains or incurs in or about any action, suit or
other proceeding as a result of which he or she is adjudged to be in breach of
any duty or responsibility imposed upon him or her under the CBCA or under any
other statute unless, in an action brought against him or her in their capacity
as director or officer, he or she have achieved complete or substantial success
as a defendant. Subject to the limitations contained in the CBCA, the Company
may purchase, maintain or participate in such insurance for the benefit of such
persons as the board of directors may, from time to time, determine.

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of
1933, as amended (the "Act"), may be permitted to directors, officers and
controlling persons of the Company pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or
otherwise, the Company has been advised that in the opinion of the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy
as expressed in the Act and is therefore unenforceable. The Company is subject,
insofar as its Articles of Amalgamation and internal affairs are concerned, to
the laws of Canada, and it has been advised by its Canadian counsel, Messrs.
Mann & Gahtan LLP, that, in their opinion, Canadian courts would allow
indemnification for liabilities arising under the Act, provided that the
indemnification came within the limits of the above quoted sections of the CBCA,
since such provisions are not contrary to the public policy of Canada. (See
"Enforceability of Civil Liabilities.")


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Item 16. Exhibits

                  5        Opinion of Mann & Gahtan LLP*

                  23.1     Consent of Mann & Gahtan LLP, included in Exhibit 5*

                  23.2     Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP*

                  24       Powers of Attorney*

* - Filed with the original registration statement

Item 17. Undertakings

      (a)   The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

      (1)   To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made,
            a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

            (i)   To include any Prospectus required by Section 10(a)(2) of the
                  Securities Act of 1933;

            (ii)  To reflect in the Prospectus any facts or events arising after
                  the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most
                  recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually
                  or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the
                  information set forth in the Registration Statement.
                  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in
                  volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of
                  securities offered would not exceed that which was registered)
                  and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated
                  maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of
                  Prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b)
                  if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price
                  represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate
                  offering price set forth in the "Calculation of Registration
                  Fee" table in the effective Registration Statement;

            (iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan
                  of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration
                  Statement or any material change to such information in the
                  Registration Statement;

                  Provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(l)(i) and (a)(l)(ii) do
                  not apply if the information required to be included in a
                  post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in
                  periodic reports filed by the Registrant pursuant to Section
                  13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
                  that are incorporated by reference in the Registration
                  Statement.

      (2)   That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the
            Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be
            deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities
            offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time
            shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.


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     (3)      To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment
              any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the
              termination of the offering.

            (b)   The undersigned Registrant hereby further undertakes that, for
                  purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act
                  of 1933, each filing of the Registrant's annual report
                  pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities
                  Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an
                  employee benefit plan's annual report pursuant to Section
                  15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is
                  incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall
                  be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the
                  securities offered therein, and the offering of such
                  securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona
                  fide offering thereof.

            (c)   Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the
                  Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers
                  and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the
                  foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been
                  advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange
                  Commission such indemnification is against public policy as
                  expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and is, therefore,
                  unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification
                  against such liabilities (other than the payment by the
                  Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer
                  or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful
                  defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such
                  director, officer or controlling person in connection with the
                  securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in
                  the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by
                  controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate
                  jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it
                  is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of
                  1933 and will be governed by the final adjudication of such
                  issue.


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                                   SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant
certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the
requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused the amendment to this
registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto
duly authorized, in the Town of Norval, Province of Ontario, Canada, on this
26th day of February, 2002.

                                     STAKE TECHNOLOGY LTD.

                                     By:  /s/ Steven Bromley
                                              ----------------------------------
                                              Steven Bromley
                                              Vice President, Finance and Chief
                                               Financial Officer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the following
persons in the capacities indicated have signed the amendment to this
registration statement on February 26, 2002.

Signature                                                     Title

          *                           Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
------------------------              and Director (Principal Executive Officer)
Jeremy N. Kendall

          *                           President, Chief Operating
------------------------              Officer and Director
John D. Taylor

/s/ Steven Bromley                    Vice President, Finance
------------------------              Chief Financial Officer (Principal
Steven Bromley                        Financial and Accounting Officer)

          *                           Director
------------------------
Cyril A. Ing

          *                           Director
------------------------
Joseph Riz


------------------------              Director
Tim Bergqvist

          *                           Director
------------------------
Michael M. Boyd

          *                           Director and Authorized
------------------------              Representative in the United States
James K. Rifenbergh

          *                           Director
------------------------
Allan Routh


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          *                           Director
------------------------
Andy Anderson

          *                           Director
------------------------
Dennis Anderson

          *                           Director
------------------------
Katrina Houde

                                      Director
------------------------
Camillo Lisio

                                      Director
------------------------
Stephen Bronfman

                                      Director
------------------------
Robert Fetherstonhaugh

         *By his signature set forth below, Steven Bromley, pursuant to duly
executed powers of attorney filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as
an exhibit to the amendment to this registration statement, has signed the
amendment to this registration statement on behalf of and as Attorney-in-Fact
for the foregoing persons.


                                       By: /s/ Steven Bromley
                                          -------------------
                                          Steven Bromley
                                          Attorney-in-Fact


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