The Federation of Swiss Societies has, as its mandate, the promotion of Swiss culture and events on behalf of its Member and Affiliate Clubs and Societies. The primary such event is the organisation and staging of the Swiss National Day celebration which is held annually since 1977 on Mount Sutton, in the Eastern Townships. The event is staged on the Saturday that falls closest to August 1st.
The Members of the Federation are the many Swiss Clubs and Organisations in whose interest the Federation acts. Its Board of Directors consists of individuals elected from among the member clubs and societies.
Only Swiss Clubs and Societies, rather than individuals, can become members or affiliated members of the Federation.